A multi-instrumentalist who came into electronic music with over a decade’s worth of classical training, Montréal fixture and MUTEK repeat offender Jeremy Petrus (alias Mossa) found his production groove in the ‘90s when he began refurbishing scraps of minimal techno, jazz, latin and electro into rarely symmetrical, full-bodied, loopy sculptures. His eclectic discography of sample-heavy house compositions combines the lascivious with the ludicrous, enamouring connoisseurs with its colourful flourishes, face-lifted beats and flirty textures. The last decade saw Mossa maintain an insane production schedule: he notably shared releases and remixes on elite labels such as Seattle’s Orac, France’s Circus Company, Canada’s Cynosure and his own forward-thinking imprint/collective, Complot. His tracks have been checked and mixed by the likes of Death in Vegas and Akufen, and remixed by Swayzak, John Tejada and San Proper. After a notable hiatus (save for his House Unlimited events), this former player in the city’s micro-house scene returns in high spirits for an exclusive live EM15 affair, dead set on keeping the Savoy above the techno fray with racy rhythmic kicks from his upcoming album.
Complot, Cynosure, Thema