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Project Pablo

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Project Pablo 'Basic' (EP stream)"

Vancouver producer Patrick Holland formerly made music as 8prn, but he's recently re-emerged under the new moniker Project Pablo, releasing his debut EP Basic this week.

The release demonstrates the artist's ability to create lush, addictive house music. A-side "Holdin' On" builds to its climax with an array of analog synths and an ethereal vocal sample, while B-side "Boat" is a four-on-the-floor stomper with a funky bass synth. Rounding the release out is a bonus track called "Toothpaste."

Check out Basic below. The EP is out now via Hybridity Music. - Exclaim

"SXSW Music Showcase at The Contemporary"

For this special collaboration between The Contemporary Austin, SXSW, and artist Charles Long, four sound acts take over and respond to CATALIN, Long’s multisensory, immersive installation currently on view at the Jones Center. The performers will activate the second floor of the museum, capturing the seductive allure of CATALIN and adding a fresh aural element to the gallery’s haunted nightclub feel. With artwork and performances fully integrated in real time, this official SXSW Music Showcase makes for a truly unique art and music experience.

This event is open to SXSW badge and wristband holders. Limited tickets will be released to the general public prior to the performance, $5.

SXSW badge holders receive free museum admission to The Contemporary Austin for the duration of the festival.

7P Doors open
8 – 8:40P 8prn
9 – 9:40P Paradise
10 – 10:40P Kodak to Graph

About the Artists

8prn is the moniker of Vancouver-based producer Patrick Holland. In 2013, he curated mixes for i-D magazine, Do Androids Dance, and the Slowcast, while producing a number of remixes, both official and bootlegged, of notable artists’ material.

Paradise presents algorithmic air raids and telemetric Morse code to the sub base satellite feed. The tingling feeling in your thighs when you just realize that something has gone subtly awry. A good cup of coffee on a warm beach, a lover who never lets you down. A fantastic undulating vision of a five-dimensional universe as a substrate for human consciousness frozen in time and on the verge of collapsing into pure data.

Kodak to Graph Allured by pulsing incantations of cassette grain & VHS blips, live instrumentation, and other found sounds, Kodak to Graph’s Michael Maleki floats listeners through blooming clouds of synth washes, haunting reverberations, and propulsive rhythms. Maleki’s candle-waxed R&B and flower-trailed soundscapes weave together the nostalgic tones and colors reminiscent of a quiet childhood with the urban bounce and rhythmic disposition of the more modern spirit.

Charles Long (American, born 1958 in Long Branch, New Jersey) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. His work crosses multiple media including sculpture, installation, film, video, and music, often engaging in collaborative practices with other artists. CATALIN, 2014, is commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. - The Contemporary Austin

"Michael Brock – Scorpio (8prn Remix)"

Soothing House is just what the doctor ordered today. Prescription filled by Vancouver’s & Chapel Sound‘s & Jellyfish Recordings & ASL Singles Club‘s Project Pablo. Official remix by way of Hybridity Music. - Future Classics

"Michael Brock – Scorpio (8prn Remix)"

8prn is a G and this song is G too. I’ve never been one for words, so trust me when I tell you that this one presses all the right buttons.

8prn | Michael Brock - Salious Sound

"Project Pablo Brings Us Our Third Northmix"

Project Pablo is the new alias of Patrick Holland, a prominent Vancouver producer formerly known as 8prn. There’s honestly too much I could say about Project Pablo’s work: the other-wordly production, the nods from some of the biggest producers out there, and the fact that Ryan Hemsworth constantly rips on him on Facebook. I was thrilled to get him on the third installment of Northmix because he’s truly one of the city’s best selectors.

Patrick has an EP forthcoming on a local label that I’ve had nothing but praise for, Hybridity. You can expect to hear it on May 15th, but if you give his mix a rinse you can hear some previews. Be sure to check out some of my favourites from his SoundCloud below too. - THUMP.Vice - Canada

"i-DJ: 8prn"

Tongue-in-cheek, new age trap producer 8prn creates alternative, clean, club music, sample his goods via this week's i-DJ.

Discovering a new, fully blown talent, lesser known in wider music circles feels special. Showcasing Inoj - Love You Down (8prn remix) via his fader mix earlier this year, Ryan Hemsworth drummed up some well deserved attention for fast rising producer, Patrick Holland. Repping a whole crew of talent coming straight out of the more typically suburban musical territories of Vancouver, change is on the rise for Canada. Raised on Bames, Falcons, Lunice, and Sango Holland, Patrick then got into old Triple 6, Koopsta Knicca, DJ Paul, and Juicy J and began working old southern triplet hi-hat and deep sub into his new age trap, 140 BPM signature sound. A fixture on the i-D stereo over the past few weeks, 8prn is a solid favourite with the team. Intrigued by where Patrick came from and who he surrounds himself by, we commissioned a mix and turned it around in 48 hours, complete with a couple of exclusive drops. His sound is musical caviar, indulge. Learn more via 8prn below..

8prn: "I am a newcomer to the scene in Vancouver, but I have witnessed it unveil some incredible talent within the underground and mainstream worlds. There are a number of notable collectives/labels based here; Mood Hut, Lighta Sound, and Chapel Sound (which I am apart of), to name a few. Some of my favourite artists from the area include Falcons, Cyril Hahn, Evy Jane and Heartbeat(s). I feel music from here tends to have a darkness to it, influenced by the terrible weather that lasts for majority of the year. The club culture here is a little weak, due to shitty municipal laws, but it has forced people to start more after hours events and independent shows."


1. Rezzet - Yayla
2. Oliver S - Doin' Ya Thang
3. 8prn - C1
4. Heartbeat(s) - Gina
5. Partynextdoor - Wild Bitches
6. Mak & Pasteman - It Ain't Right
7. Inoj - Love You Down (8prn remix)
8. Kp & Envyi - Shorty Swing My Way
9. Arnold - Plus and Minus
10. R. Kelly - Real Talk (Hemsworth's La Valse D'R. Kelly)
11. Jacques Greene - Quicksand
12. Heartbeat(s) - (We) Knew All Along (8prn remix)
13. Gucci Mane - Hell Yes
14. Ryan Hemsworth - All Our Thoughts Are Physical
15. Lil Ugly Mane - Interlude
16. 8prn - The Stoner
17. Shlohmo - The Way You Do
18. 8prn - B1 - i-D Mag

"Exclusive: Heartbeat(s) - (We) Knew All Along (8prn remix)"

i-D favourite 8prn embarks on a new journey as he prepares for the launch of a new imprint with fellow friend Heartbeat(s). Showcasing singles from artists from right across the musical spectrum, the ASL Singles Club will drop its first release in the form of a collaboration between the label top boys called 'Wait', due out October 15th. Keep your eyes peeled here: @asl-singles-club.
i-D proudly present to you this exclusive free download of 8prn's seductive rework of Heartbeat(s) '(We) Knew All Along'. Bonne écoute. - i-D Mag

"The Slowcast Vol. 039 - 8prn"

8prn is the alter-ego of Vancouver based experimental producer Patrick Holland.

8prn first grabbed our attention last year with his EP, "Over It", which has been played out by many industry tastemakers including Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth.

This past winter he followed up "Over It" with his self released EP, "Cunha". On this project he took his evolving bass sound, and gave us the chance to enjoy it more uptempo, on the dance floor.

Since his EP releases, 8prn has blessed his growing fan base with a handful of bootleg remixes from artists such as Koreless, Burial, and Inoj.

Press play on an 8prn track and let the music do the talking.

Upcoming Shows:

ASL Singles Club Showcase w Heartbeat(s) @ Fortune Sound Club, November 15th - Vancouver BC

Dunlevy Snack Bar, December 5th - Vancouver BC


1. Francesca Belcourt - Gentlemen (8prn Remix)

2. ???? - ????

3. Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It

4. Leon Vynehall - I Get Mine, You Get Yours

5. Palace - Dreamscape

6. James Blake - At Birth

7. Autem - Out

8. 8prn - Back 2 U

9. Mount Kimbie - Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)

10. A1 Bassline - Intasound

11. 8prn - Limbo

12. Dense & Pika - Colt

13. Tim Hecker - Black Refraction

14. 8prn - Confessing

15. Rook Milo - Bleached

16. Donna Summer - On The Radio (Jacques Greene Remix)

17. Jaw Jam - Untitled (Change tha Game)

18. Palace - Way I feel

19. Shy Girls - Without - Slowdjs


8prn was the call sign of Concordia, a steel-hulled sailing ship that sank in 2010 following a severe storm off the coast of Brazil. 8prn is also Patrick Holland, the 21-year-old Vancouver-based experimental producer who spent his senior year of high school aboard that very ship (it’s all good, no one died). Holland’s musical alter ego first surfaced last year with the EP “Over It” – We caught up with him to discuss his musical endeavors, as he propels as a producer, while working to open his own performance space in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver's nightlife is pretty weak. What's your take on trying to strive as a musician in a city with such a small selection of venues with poor hours?

I agree that it doesn't compare to cities on the East Coast…Montreal, New York, but there are a lot of underground-ish events. You gotta know about these things though, because they are rarely marketed, and the community involved is small. As for getting gigs, I'd imagine it's like any city; some venues value quality, talent, and others only value money. A lot of big names pass through here and go unacknowledged, but that happens everywhere.

Vancouver's pretty dreary. Do you think it might help with your aesthetic?

The dreariness doesn't really get to me, but the constant rain does cause me to sit inside and make music and be antisocial.

Where do you draw your musical inspiration?

Cliché, but it all goes back to Radiohead for me; albums like Kid A and Amnesiac were my intro to electronic music that I liked. Currently, I get most inspired by my friends, who make art, both musical and visual.

Who are your favorite artists right now?

Kelela, Four Tet, Rook Milo, Jacques Greene, Heartbeat(s), Kline

So, 8PRN is the call sign of a boat that sank that you went to school on? You went to school on a boat? Was it super Breaker High?

Yes, it's the radio call sign of a tall ship that I lived on for my senior years of high school. I was not on it when it sank off the Brazilian coast, but a number of my friends were – no one died though! They spent about 40 hours in lifeboats; it was very intense.

Crazy. What are you working on now?

I’ve been working on originals, remixes, and collaborating with Heartbeat(s) as of late. Heartbeat(s), Chef, Jean, and myself are starting a digital imprint called the ASL Singles Club that will feature singles from a line up of producers, musicians of different locales and styles.

What’s your musical community like in Vancouver?

I've got a close group of friends that produce, MC, DJ and such, who function under the collective name Chapel Sound. There are a number of collectives, crews and labels like Moodhut, Lights! Sound, and 1080p; they keep it interesting with different styles and backgrounds.

We heard you opened up a space in Vancouver and just put on your first show there.

A friend found a basement in downtown Vancouver that we turned into a music, video production, photo, and design studio. We plan on hosting shows, but with the strict laws against underground events it'll be tough to do often. In the last year, a number of studio venues have been shut down due to zoning issues concerning over capacities, faulty liquor licenses, and other stuff that draws attention. Most places that function primarily as after hours usually end up gaining the cops' focus quickly, and any slip up will cause closure. Technically, these parties are for the most part illegal, but it seems the city has been cracking down especially hard, as of recent. We're new to this whole thing, but if we focus primarily on production versus shows, we'll be fine. For the first show, we were lucky to have sets from Francesca Belcourt, Young Braised, and Kieran Fearing – all very talented humans.

What's next?

I'll be in Vancouver for a while due to school, but I want to transfer to Montreal or something next year.

You're in School?

I'm taking a major in music with a focus on modern composition and electro-acoustic music. I use some of what I learn in my 8prn project, but a lot of the content doesn't apply to the tonal music that I make. In general, I learn how to make music like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, or John Cage.

ID Magazine recently described your musical genre as “new age trap”.

I wasn't too big on that description, but I can see why they said that. I use similar sounds to that genre, but trap, as everyone knows, has been so misused as a term to describe music that I don't know what it means anymore. I like Project Pat and old Triple 6 Mafia and use some of their production ideas, but recently I've been making tracks with a different tempo and motive.

I hear you go by 8prn, but online your Patrice, but you're friends call you Patrick, but your real names Sean?

I have a lot of fake names on the Web, and I can't switch them back to my real one, because I've exceeded my limit. I go by Patrick usually.

Patrick it is. - IRL Mag

"8prn, Heartbeat(s): "Wait""

The intensification of music progression has been part and parcel of the Internet age; some genres simply come and go, but if there’s one now that seems to be under some type of transformation or reinvention (at least sub pop) more so than others it has to be R&B.

“Wait,” the new collaboration from former LOL Boy Markus Garcia as heartbeat(s) and fellow Vancouver resident 8prn, isn’t explicitly R&B or dance-oriented—the latter a move we’ve come to expect Garcia to come with, 8prn too considering his back catalogue which is probably fresh to a lot of your ears including mine. Sentimental chords ring off from the beginning, but the middle third starts with a 2-step underlay. Flabbergasting shit, right? The track rings in a new label, ASL Singles Club, apparently headed by heartbeat(s).

Stream the track below. You can download it here. - Prefix Mag

"DAD Mix 046: 8prn"

Vancouver’s 8prn hasn’t yet become a name you need to know, but rather a name you should know. That’s no sleight, as it wasn’t that long ago 8prn was just making his DAD debut back in July with his special Inoj remix (or April, if you include his spot in Ryan Hemsworth’s Diplo & Friends mix). Since then the R&B-affected beats and bass musician has continued to spread his wings unleashing more and more material that demonstrates the young beatsmith’s musical and production prowess. This week the Van City native brought us an hour of delightful and enriching electronica bliss all with an R&B tint. Cuts like Drake‘s “Too Much” with Sampha are probably the most “notable” to the non-initiated, but 8prn also sourced cuts from his own catalog of originals and remixes and contemporaries such as LuckyMe‘s Cid Rim, Dirtybird‘s Kill Frenzy, and Wedidit’s Shlohmo. Dive into this with a snuggie and a subwoofer. - Do Androids Dance

"8prn _ Back 2 U _ PIZZASLIME exclusive"

8prn and Pizzaslime decided to get together (no homo) and drop this hot shit on you.

You Are Welcome

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Artwork by Cheffy _ - Pizza Slime

"Koreless Never (8prn Remix)"

We first came across Canadian producer 8prn with his awesome remix of Inoj’s “Love You Down,” which appeared on Ryan Hemsworth’s FADER Mix.

It’s Hemsworth’s style that he most closely resembles on his remix of Koreless’ “Never,” stepping up the beat-less original into a style described by i-D Magazine as “new age trap.” It’s no surprise that 8prn calls Vancouver his home — he fits right into the aesthetic that is coming out of the area at the moment.

While there is no info on a release on the track, the producer has given away a number of his previous tracks for free on his SoundCloud page. Here’s hoping he’ll do the same with this one soon! - Indie Shuffle

"Francesca Belcourt Gentlemen (8prn Remix)"

8prn first came to prominence with his remix of Koreless’ “Never.” He has further cemented his place in what is already a fantastically rich Canadian music scene with his remix of Vancouver singer Francesca Belcourt’s “Gentlemen.”

Operating in the same electronic/ambient regions as his previous work, it has Okay Future describing it as “a sort of airy, fleeting, sometimes bubbly sound grounded with house beats.”

You can get a free download of the track by liking 8prn on Facebook. - Indie Shuffle

"Late Night “Limbo” With 8PRN: An IM Interview"

Anyone who knows me knows I’m an absolute genre-freak. From studying the foundational concept of what makes up genre, to educating the uninitiated on a new emerging style, to developing a proprietary system for categorizing, organizing, and tagging my music files – I’m obsessed with genre. With all that said, 8prn‘s newest tune “Limbo” is exactly the kind of tune I love. A tune with no clear genre distinctions!! Rightly so, as the track is tagged “Experimental.” At any rate, I wanted to hear more about this tune; ask some questions and find out what’s going on with it. With that intention in mind, I hit up 8prn on Facebook for an IM conversation after I heard the track… at around 3AM, Monday morning.

What inspired this track?
I made it in the summer. just wanted to run with a heavier feel. the acid bass thing was new for me too. Thanks man!

Yeah man acid bass is real cool. I really like this track, wasn’t sure what to say about it at first, except I loved it! Right so this track, it’s a free download now but it’s also coming out on a physical release right? How’d you get hooked up with Hybridity?
Yes, the track will be released on vinyl via Hybridity in conjuction with Scion. That’ll be in early February. Grenier, Nautiluss, and Heartbeat(s) will also be featured along with other artists. Hybridity is run by some Vancouver locals, who also run a festival called New Forms Fest, so I found out about them there.

That’s a pretty nice list of names there man. I’m excited for that. And you’ve played New Forms right?
yes it was my first official gig haha, in 2012.

Haha, and now you’re playing a lot more often I bet.
it helped out for sure.

Yeah man, and you’re from Vancouver right? There seems to be a swell of talent out there, what’s that like?
yep been here a while. there’s definitely a lot of producers getting some recognition out here. everyone seems to know each other in the scene, and we all help push each others’ tunes. a good range of genres and styles too. Rook Milo, Heartbeat(s), Bobby Draino, Kline, and Eli Muro to name a few producers.

Yeah absolutely. and you have a label with Heartbeat(s) right? ASL?
Yeah, it’s a project run by heartbeat(s) , myself and Chef.

When’d you start it?
the idea got going in september, and the first release was in October.

That’s great man, I know we’ve featured some of the tracks on DAD.
we’ve got a number of releases lined up for 2014 too.

Any details you can share on those now?
A few, our first ep on the label will come from Sleepyhead on February 18th featuring 5 tracks. Then EP’s from Dj Sharda and Prison Garde will follow soon after. release dates are still to be determined.

That’s awesome man, I’m excited for that. I’ve been listening to your music for a while man and I have to say I’ve always appreciated the distinctive nature of it. I feel like you’ve continued that with your label as well.
Thanks a lot man. just trying to keep things different.

Yeah you definitely do that. Your newest one is definitely different as well! Reminded me some what of Aphex Twin, and somewhat of an ‘IDM’ feel to it and I appreciated the moodiness of it. Perfect considering it’s 3AM on the east coast. The deep sub-bass is really nice as well. icon smile Late Night Limbo With 8PRN: An IM Interview
ah glad you like it! was unsure whether it was gonna work out haha!! With the whole acid bass and vocals

Yeah, I feel like a lot of have tried that acid bass sound and it hasn’t come out right just yet.
There’s definitely a resurgence of it.

RL Grime‘s “Trap On Acid“ is obviously a big one.
yeah that was huge

But your acid, is definitely of the deeper variety. And you’re right, acid has been making a comeback. If a newbie is looking for acid these days, where should they look? I feel like a lot of newer ravers would love those 303 squelches.
Been listening to a lot of L.I.E.S. records stuff, some releases feature the 303 style stuff. Some white Material releases too. A joint release between Delroy Edwards and Funkineven has some heavy acid vibes as well.

Who do you think is making the best acid right now?
The artists on L.I.E.S. for sure. or The Trilogy Tapes – more specifically, Willie Burns’ ‘Tab of Acid’ EP.

Haha word, I’ll have to check that out.I guess that begs the obvious question, what do you listen to on acid?
I’ve never done it, but I would assume some nature sounds or whale calls.

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haaa icon razz Late Night Limbo With 8PRN: An IM Interview … So when’s your next release after the release of “limbo” ? What’s exciting you most right now?
there are some details on an EP that’ll come soon. but I’ve got a collab with this guy named Atem, that I’ll be putting out there very soon.

That’s great man.
been excited about these upcoming ASL releases, White Material guys’ tunes, and makin new things.

That’s interesting as well because I know you’ve released only one collab to date right? With Heartbeat(s)?
yes, we’ve got a couple finished tunes as well, just waiting on a proper release – blown out house type vibes

blown out house you say? do tell.
Distortion and tape hiss. in our shared studio we got a tape machine that we’ve been running things through, adding warm mids and noise.

Oh that sounds pretty dope. Are you a more digital, in-the-box kinda guy or analog, hardware guy?
digital for sequencing and samples, with some hardware for synths and such.

nice, what hardware analog you got?
just got one of those new Volca Basses, and another mono synth. a friend of mine owns a bunch of classic gear that I try to use often too (Ms20, tr606, tr707, Dx7).

Niiiice. Did you hear about Roland bringing back the 808?
yeaaa saw the hype. wondering if it’ll be analog or digital. the companies are loving their reissues these days haha.

Haaaa yeah, that does seem to be a trend. Although, I’d appreciate a new Technics 1200 re-issue. The prices have skyrocketed since they got discontinued.
that would be nice, price drops are a definite benefit.

What’s your live set-up like?
at the moment it’s just a setup in Ableton with some midi controllers. Hoping to get some hardware in there soon.

That’s really dope man. Really going for the straight up electronic music approach as opposed to the more DJ-oriented approach. Are you using Ableton for production as well?
yep, all ableton

When did you start on ableton?
about 3 years ago, in my first year of university.

Were you producing before that? What’s your musical background?
i hadn’t produced before, but I’d been playing drums since I was young.

Were you into electronic music before producing or did it come with that?
Been mostly into folk and indie stuff before. when I found out about james blake and burial I wanted to start producing.

Haha, pretty good place to start. I can hear that similar ambient weightyness in your music like I can in there. I mentioned earlier that your new track reminds me of Aphex Twin. Have you ever been a fan of his?
yeah ‘Avril 14th‘ is a favourite.

Yeah that’s a great one! Kanye West actually sampled that record for his own record “Blame Game” – off his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
always on his sample game. gotta listen back on that one.

Definitely man. Kanye has always had an ear for samples. Definitely a big part of his distinctive style. Are you a fan of Kanye?
back and forth. i cant look past his ego stuff sometimes, but I like the music.

Understandable. A lot of people feel that way. With that said, his last album was really electronic. It basically was an electronic album. Did you listen Yeezus?
yes, was into it right away. the dissonance in it, is great. ‘I’m in it’ is a highlight for myself.

That’s a special one. While that track does have a whole lot of special producers on it, two names stick out to me. Evian Christ and Arca.
true, I slept on Arca for too long.

Love Arca’s stuff. That epically long release &&&&& is real awesome. Have you ever listened to Evian’s solo work?
I was real into the early Evian YouTube vids too.

As far as Evian, have you heard his new single, “Salt Carousel?”
yeah that one hits hard. lots of distorted samples

Yeah man, that one is a banger in the truest sense of the word. Is that a direction you’d take your music? You’ve so far had a much more chilled sound compared to something like that. Not that one is better or worse of course icon smile Late Night Limbo With 8PRN: An IM Interview
I’ve got a track called ‘runnin’ that has a similar aim, but I feel I’ve moved away from that feel a bit. making the heavy banger stuff is fun though. there’s a time and place for everything

Definitely man, and I appreciate you taking the time to do this with me now and speaking so candidly. Pretty cool that I’m in NYC and you’re in Vancouver right now and we’re chatting over Facebook. Connecting over music.
True, I’m currently walking back home right now haha. the future is now.

Haha, how much further is your walk?
5 mins or so.

haha awesome, I’ll leave you with one last question then. Are you ready for it?
hah for what?!?


Do androids dance?
I would hope so! - Do Androids Dance


Basic EP - Hybridity Music - May 22 2014



Vancouver based producer “Project Pablo” will release his debut, two track EP,  “Basic” for Hybridity Music on May 22nd, 2014. Project Pablo is the latest moniker of Patrick Holland (formerly 8prn). Over the last couple of years the young producer  has been making some impressive waves within the West Coast underground electronic scene, producing a slew of remixes,  and curating mixes for i-D Magazine, Do Androids Dance, and the Slowcast. He also runs the label, ASL Singles Club in collaboration with Heartbeat(s) and Chef. The label was recently featured on Thump and XLR8R. Project Pablo’s own production is impressively diverse, effortlessly moving between a more experimental/ambient sound to classic Chicago House. He recently played SXSW in collaboration with
installation artist Charles Long, and will be playing a number of festivals throughout the summer.