Ahead of his headline performance for us this weekend at LANDR, trend-defying, Grammy-nominated Montreal mainstay Mike Silver, aka CFCF, is the latest in our Six Pick series.
Despite not even being 30, CFCF has already had a long and prolific career for himself, running the gamut of all things house music (and more recently, experimental). Since 2009, he’s released six LPs (!) on labels such as Paper Bag and more recently, 1080p, and has also put out 12″ singles on imprints as varied as Acéphale, UNO, and International Feel, not to mention countless remixes on the cream-of-the-crop like DFA, Tigersushi, Turbo, and Deutsche Grammophon. His latest project, a collaboration with Montreal-based pianist Jean-Michel Blais, premiered during Red Bull Music Academy in October, and speaks to the breadth of Mike’s ability as a musician and his influences as a devout music lover.
What was interesting to note during his Six Picks session was his instinct to gravitate towards records that NO ONE would even think about touching (I’m looking at you, Goa Trance)— which I think speaks volumes about his approach in seeking out the music he loves.