My Name is Justin Gaudreault but most people call me “Grubby”. I am a DJ / Producer / Engineer / Entrepreneur.
I have been in the night clubs and studios for a while and have experienced a lot while building a name for myself in the music industry. I have had my share of uphill battles and good times as well.
Today, i’m a highly recommended audio engineer and current member of the Audio Engineer Society (AES). My experience in the audio/visual industry ranges anywhere from, but is not limited to; music production, sound design, foley, film scoring, broadcast edits, location sound recording and consultation.
Upon receiving my diploma in Audio Engineering in April 2012, I received the “Daniel Gaynor Spirit Award” which is the highest form of recognition at the Centre for Arts and Technology that is awarded to an individual who is well-rounded and active in both the school and outside communities. In 2013, I was nominated for the National Association of Career Colleges “Graduate of the Year Award” which recognizes a new graduate currently working in the field with outstanding success and work ethic. In 2014 I received the Halifax Regional Municipality’s “Volunteer Award” which is presented by the city of Halifax, Mayor Savage, and Regional Council, in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs in the HRM communities.
I have been a DJ in the underground bass music scene since 2006 on the east coast of Canada under the alias “GRUBBY” and have a wealth of knowledge in production as well being specialized in the use of Logic Pro and Pro Tools but am fluent with most types of DAW and delivery methods. My main focus is bass music which features genres such as Dubstep, Grime, Drum&Bass, Electro, Trap, and Glitch-Hop.
I have music on multiple compilations worldwide, accompanied by being featured in multiple blogs and radio shows around the world. In 2014 I teamed up with a local rapper and best friend Shane “Cavalier” Nauss for our EP “The Difference” which was released in March 2014. We are known as “Grubby & Cavalier” and seem to be setting new standards and gaining momentum quickly in their local bass music scene. Our sound is a blend of Electronic and Hip-Hop elements and we have already landed headlining sets, radio interviews, and a clothing sponsor (902 Clothing Co.) all in the first quarter of 2014.
Aside from music production and DJ’ing, I frequently work in live sound and film, Accumulating many hours of volunteer and paid work within the industry, I have worked at high level events such as the Canada Winter Games Concert Series, the Mercedes-Benz Start-up Fashion Show and play a key role as the lead audio technician for the Tunes@Noon Concert Series put on by the city of Halifax since 2011.
In Film, I have worked on award winning short films such as Dillon Garland’s “Ageless” and have done sound design, boom operation, mixing, and audio supervising on multiple local films and overseas working with Yousef Khoury for the short film “Alone” which was released January, 2014 in Jordan, Egypt.
Passionate about my career, I spend a great amount of my time helping others achieve their goals working in the past part-time as an Instructor & Mentor to many of the students who attend the Audio Programs at The Centre for Arts and Technology.
So far, I’ve been featured in the school’s blogs multiple times, featured an interview on CBC TV and have publications in the Metro News for my success.
If there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to contact me or check my social profiles.