Mike Perras

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Mike Perras
Born (1963-06-19) June 19, 1963 (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHouse, deep house
Occupation(s)Disc jockey, Record producer, Audio engineer, Musician
Years active1983 – Present
LabelsMikrobe recordings

Mike Perras (born June 19, 1963) is a Canadian DJ from Montreal, Quebec. He produced the 1991 singles "Beginning of Life" and "Keep Moving" on Bassic Records.[1]


Mike Perras is considered to be one of the leading pioneers of House Music in Montreal.

Perras is the co-founder of Mikrobe Recordings, as well as Bouche à Bouche. He is the owner of djmr.com which transfer any digital tracks on a unique 12" vinyl format. He was the owner of Club PEOPL formerly called U-N in Montreal from 2010 to 2014. He created, designed and built the entire club, along with its unique sound system.

It all started when Mike spent much of his free time during his high school & college years, as a deejay on campus radio. His professional career started in 1983 at the "Futuriste" Club in Montreal. Over the period spanning 1984 to 1991, Mike landed several residencies for many night clubs in the greater Montreal region, such as The Octagone, Superpub, Braque, and Esprit, to name a few.

On becoming a member of Montreal's "S.U.R.E" record pool in 1983 Mike met Robby Demlakian, founder of Bassic Records and rapidly became the soundman for this label, using his own studio for most of their productions. In the early 1990s Mike and Robby made some remixes for Unidisc, the most popular being D-Train's "You’re The One For Me" on the mighty Prelude imprint.

In 1987, Mike Perras was a member of one of the first House Music bands originating from Montreal: "Made 2 Funk" giving live performances featuring singer Rodney Felix. Later, Rodney was featured on Mike's first production "You Can’t Ride The Rhythm" released on Bassic in 1989. Subsequently, several projects were created in his studio by the likes of Robert Ouimet, Gino Crescenza, Phil Dimarco and many others.

The year 1991 proved to be a turning point in Perras' career, when his tracks "Beginning of Life" and "Keep Movin", both released on Bassic, were licensed over the ensuing years by top recording labels such as Azuli, BBE, International Deejay Gigolo,[2] ITH Records/Defected,[3] Logic, Outland and Global Underground.

Mike is deeply appreciative to those deejays who have continued to support and promote his music throughout the years: Nick Warren[4] (UK), DJ Hell (Germany), DJ Deep (France), DJ Jeno[5] (USA), Fish Go Deep (Ireland), Levon Vincent (US), Paul Mac (UK) and Laurent Garnier (France).

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  1. ^ IMO Records. "Mike Perras Biography" Archived 2012-08-04 at archive.today, IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.
  2. ^ International DeeJay Gigolo Records
  3. ^ "Café Mambo Ibiza 2006 (2006, CD) - Discogs". Discogs.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2013-04-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Jeno: Bang the Drum (Side A) | MIXRIOT - Electronic Music Emporium".