Derek Orsi is a Canadian record producer, recording engineer, mixer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He received a Bachelor's degree in Integrative Music Studies at Concordia University in 2008 and later founded The Freq Shop recording studio in 2011 with long time friend Dave Traina.
He writes and performs with By The Fiends and has made records with The Damn Truth, John Jacob Magistery, The Franklin Electric, Vince James, We Are Monroe and Mountain Dust. Derek has recorded several live sessions for Montreal's CHOM 97.7 FM's "Shows To Go" series and has had the pleasure of working alongside Juno award winning producer Jean Massicotte and Grammy nominated producer Brandon Friesen in Los Angeles.
Derek has worked as an Alternative-Pop DJ on the Montreal club scene for years and performed several times at Osheaga's Artist World. He teaches music production at Recording Arts Canada and has given seminars on the topic at Evenko's Entertainment Management Conference.
Music is the language of the soul and showcasing a musician’s true essence through the art of sound recording is Derek's greatest motivation. Originality, honesty and creativity are at the forefront of his productions. Cookie cutters be warned!