June 19, 2017 by Nigel Gentry
For the latest set in our Guest DJ Series we welcome Montreal’s finest Patrick Foisy, aka DJ Parka Pat
Patrick is a Mod first and a DJ second. And since having a refined taste in music is a prerequisite for being a Mod, he has amassed a large collection of 45s over the years. Between riding his vintage scooters, having suits tailored and writing for his blog, Parka Avenue – Living as a Mod in the 21st Century, he has time to hold his monthly night The Mod Club in his native Montreal.
Unsatisfied with the state of the Mod scene in North America, four years ago, he decided to start his own weekender, MODtreal, since MODchicago had decided to pull the plug. The annual affair is held during Labor Day Weekend. And with the few hours he had left in a day, he thought it would be a good idea to start a new podcast, Addicted to the Needle – A Vinyl Addict Meets his Dealer, with his good mate Ben Shulman. A unique concept where Patrick, the addict, meets with his deal dealer and record picker extraordinaire, Ben, and they discuss rare 60s Soul and Garage 45s. Hear how Ben convinces our DJ to part with his hard-earned money by bringing him some incredible records, some of them you’ll hear exclusively in this mix.