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Pascale ProjectCA/QC

Pascale Project<sup>CA/QC</sup>
Pascale ProjectCA/QC

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Pascale Project is the stage name of Montréal DJ, producer, musician and singer Pascale Mercier. Born in the city of Québec, she first started playing the drums before turning to electronic music, at the age of 15. Active in Québec’s music scene since 2008, she left the capital in 2011 to settle in Montréal, where she quickly made a name for herself thanks to her energetic sets and performances in the city’s iconic clubs, namely Stereo, Datcha, SAT and Le Système, as well as festivals such as Piknic Electronik and Igloofest. Drawing from a range of influences including Chicago’s sounds, Eurodance, Acid techno, Synth-pop, Tech-house, Kraftwerk and Everything But The Girl, her releases on labels such as Planet Euphorique, Radiant Love and Orange Milk carry Pascale Project’s music and vocals beyond her local borders. In 2019, she founded the Your Approval Isn't Needed record label as a means to showcase her friends’ music, as the label name implies, without having to wait for anyone’s approval. Since its creation, there have been no less than 12 releases on her burgeoning local label. However, the launch of her Where’s The Party EP on Montréal label La Rama in 2021 hastened Mercier’s career; more requested and acclaimed than ever, in between gigs both at home and abroad, she’s putting the finishing touches on her next EP, Good People Only, set to be released on Craigie Knowes during the summer of 2023.

Pour ses débuts à MUTEK, Pascale Project présentera en première mondiale le spectacle live de son nouvel EP, Good People Only, qui sortira sur le label écossais Craigie Knowes au cours de l'été 2023. Ce nouvel effort de l’artiste montréalaise revisite en quelque sorte l'ère classique de l'eurodance des années 1990. Fortement inspiré par les performances live de DJ Dado avec des chanteuses house telles que Michelle Weeks, le nouveau projet de Pascale se veut avant tout rassembleur. Préférant comme toujours garder les choses simples, elle prévoit une prestation assez directe et efficace pour cette première, chantant ses pièces en utilisant le moins de matériel possible, soit quelques contrôleurs midi et un ordinateur portable.


Montréal-based singer, producer and DJ Pascale Mercier, aka Pascale Project, also founder of label Your Approval Isn't Needed.


La Rama Records, Planet Euphorique, Radiant Love, Orange Milk, Craigie Knowes


Where's The Party? (La Rama Records, 2021)

Be Urself EP (Orange Milk Records, 2019)

7AM EP (Noumenal Loom, 2017)


Pascale Project also founded Shift Radio, a Montréal-based community web radio dedicated to promoting the city’s abundant and diverse electronic music scene through livestreams.