Dance music fans in Victoria and Vancouver in the 90's heard a lot of The Mole in his infancy. His mentors, believing he had natural talent, pushed him from his DJ beginnings into music production. This natural talent was, in reality, mountains of hard work consummated in secret not unlike the riorous discipline kung fu students undertake in those wonderful Bamboo forests. For The Mole though this retreat took the form of long winters in the French and arguably the cultural capital of Canada, Montreal. Long, cold winters indeed.
It was only natural that the city's storied disco story would fit him well. Warm people and cold nights warming blood like so much sap in sprin. The Mole is oftern reminded of his voyageur past (as an 18th generation Canadian he is very proud of his French and English roots) when navigating the graveyards of vinyl that abound in his hometown. What could make a black crack addict feel more at home in this cold climate? I tell you what: 7 years of residency at the Laka bar and numerous apperances at the MUTEK Festival.
With his 2006 In my song/Acadian being signed to Sven Vath mix and a part time collaboration with Paddy from Cobblestone Jazz as the 'Smokin Posties' releasing their first mix on itiswhatitis, things were heading in the right direction for The Mole. 2007 saw further standout releases on Wagon Repair and late in the year a relocation to Europe, where he'd spent much of the summer months touring. 2009 heralded even greater things as The Mole released his debut album As High As The Sky on Wagon Repair and toured accross the globe.
In the end The Mole insists 'he's just a hockey player'. Wait that's not right! He doesn't even play hockey. In fact, he can barely skate! But he does love music with a humble and honest gratitude that can be heard throughout his work.