Favourite local DJ
2. DJ Hunnicutt
3. Kenneth Castillo
Colin Arason, who may be more familiar to some as Fishead, started his DJing career in the early ’90s. Arason was performing at parties and clubs before moving to the larger venues in Winnipeg.
In 2002, Arason left Winnipeg for Montreal and, through his unique style, which includes a diverse range of mixing and synths, was able to earn fans in a handful of Canadian and American cities.
When asked what the title of favourite local dj meant to him, Arason answered with typical Winnipeg humility and self-deprecation.
“It’s a bit of a surprise, really,” he says. “I’ve always been more concerned with connecting with like-minded individuals than trying to be popular or successful, and I feel like I’ve kept a somewhat low profile since moving back to Winnipeg a few years ago. It’s good to know that there are people out there who appreciate what I’ve been doing.”
Arason’s style has varied across different projects and has touched on many sounds and genres. New technology and trends have made electronic music an ever-changing art form. To Arason, it comes as a welcome challenge more than an obstacle.
“It’s just been a passion project for me. I’ve never had the technical abilities that I’ve strived for, and I’ve never been able to get my hands on every record I feel as if I need. But I’ve let those obstacles inspire me to keep honing my craft and keep searching for elusive sounds.”
Arason currently resides in Winnipeg, where he recently finished a graduate degree in film studies. He spends a lot of time watching movies and spending quality time with his record collection.
Published in Volume 75, Number 12 of The Uniter (December 3, 2020)