Charles Bye


Born and raised in France in the early 80’s, Charles rapidly realized that he was highly receptive to all kinds of music. Things really became serious during his high school years when mainstream hits like “Armand Van Helden - You don’t know me –” and French touch bangers like “Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You” became available to the masses, making an impression to his young uneducated ears. Needless to say, those tracks were a complete shocker and made him start his own musical revolution. Crate digging became a weekly ritual as soon as he managed to get his first turntables and mixer setup. The first vinyl he bought was a Soma compilation—a complete game changer and the first bricks added to his own musical world. Exploring the underground was (and still is) the exciting part of the game!

Growing up in the Parisian suburbs, his track selection has always been heavily influenced by soul, funk, hip hop culture, groovy melodies and more recently a deeper minimal house flavour. Listen to his DJ sets carefully and you might hear heavy beats dropped “chirp scratch style”.

Now part of Montreal's most prolific jackin house collective "Jack's Kartel", Charles is always on the move to share his music with people and making new connections.

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Born and raised in France in the early 80’s, Charles rapidly realized that he was highly receptive to all kinds of music. Things really became serious during his high school years when mainstream hits like “Armand Van Helden - You don’t know me –” and French touch bangers like “Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You” became available to the masses, making an impression to his young uneducated ears. Needless to say, those tracks were a complete shocker and made him start his own musical revolution. Crate digging became a weekly ritual as soon as he managed to get his first turntables and mixer setup. The first vinyl he bought was a Soma compilation—a complete game changer and the first bricks added to his own musical world. Exploring the underground was (and still is) the exciting part of the game!

Growing up in the Parisian suburbs, his track selection has always been heavily influenced by soul, funk, hip hop culture, groovy melodies and more recently a deeper minimal house flavour. Listen to his DJ sets carefully and you might hear heavy beats dropped “chirp scratch style”.

Now part of Montreal's most prolific jackin house collective "Jack's Kartel", Charles is always on the move to share his music with people and making new connections.

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