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 Jeff Fontaine  

Music has always animated Jean-François Fontaine’s life. Born in Montreal’s south shore on October 15th, 1975, he was introduced to music at a very young age; Classic/Jazz piano lessons, to then playing the guitar and bass in an amateur band. His passion grew over the years. Jean-François was greatly influenced by deep house (Kevin Yost, Jesper Dahlback, Jojoflores, etc.) and progressive house (Deep Dish, Sander Kleinenberg, Danny Howells, Sultan, Tone Depth, etc.), which led him to his new musical instruments, turn tables. From that Jean-François evolved as an outstanding DJ in Montreal’s electronic music community. He entertained many crowds in the Montreal area such as; Sterobar, Stereo, Circus, Jellobar, Helm and in many other areas within the province. In June 2003, he was privileged to mix by Deep Dish’s side at ‘'Cielo'’ - New York, during their CD launch of «GU025:Toronto», from the famous label Global Underground.


Aged of 28 in 2003, a DEC in administrative science, a Bac in Administration, a certificate in electronic marketing and commerce as well as many professional experiences, he inscribes himself for a course in Sound Conception assisted by computer at Musitechnic de Montréal. Not only did he learn a lot, he also met his young prodigy, Simon Henri, age 18. A common term project became the turning point at which both their futurs drove towards the creation of  Upperground Control Project (UCP).  The project was never terminated; it continues to evolve with them every day. Since that day Olivier Arsenault (Oly Arsenal), Jean-François’ friend from many years, became the third member of this formation. This group has never ceased to evolve while still producing, by going to see much renowned Dj’s together or spending numerous hours working in their studio.


Influenced by these funky, sexy, a little electro and mainly groovy sounds (Desyn Masiello, Jeff Bennett, Terry Lee Brown jr., M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade, etc.), Jean-François Fontaine pursues his musical career in the production of electro-acoustic, in partnership with Simon Henri and Oliver Arsenault (UCP), as well as continuing his DJing profession.



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