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Here’s the 411 on Special K:
Growing up in Montreal, Special K was exposed to a variety of cultures where music played a vital role. As early as he could remember, K was drawn to music in a profound way. His infatuation was amplified when he became fascinated with the art of DJing and later during his high-school years when he started organizing and DJing parties and events. It was not long before he started his week-end excursions to the biggest nightclubs to hear the city’s best DJs.
He became an idealist and a perfectionist true to the art form. Many started to notice his determined demeanor and integrity. His ambition proving to be as sharp as his mixing skills, many prestigious nightclub residencies came to him. Having fashioned many nights with his unique vibe and atmosphere, Special has become one of the most respected figures in the scene by holding down key residencies in Montreal’s most renown clubs, including the internationally known ‘Club Opera’ and ‘Circus Afterhours’ (voted #21 on DJMAG’s top 100 clubs of 2011) .
His influences have been: Jazzy Jeff, Dj Premier & A-Trak. The next progression into the studio has come naturally to Special K as he continues to apply his knowledge and love of music to his own productions by spending countless hours at his second home, Redd Rugg studios. His business savvy also plays an essential role alongside his passion of music as he co-owns and operates a Montreal based independent record label, Souled Out Records.
Souled Out Records proudly released their first single with none other than Olivia (former G-Unit first lady) and international hip-hop superstar Drake. ‘Control’ was an instant success in the clubs, especially in the US commercial radio and online markets.
Special K has opened for, and worked alongside such hosts & acts as: Ne-Yo, Black Eyed Peas, PussyCat Dolls, Nas, Drake, Pamela Anderson, Pete Wentz, Cobra Starship, De La Soul, Massari, Dave Navarro, John Legend, Dj Premier, Dj Jazzy Jeff, Gyptian, 112, Carmen Elektra, Brody Jenner, Fatman Scoop, T.O.K. Keshia Chante, Karl Wolf and more…