Phil Asher

Real Name:
Philip Grahame Asher
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British electronic DJ, producer, label owner.

Born: 1966 in London, England, UK.
Died: 22 January 2021 in Brighton, England, UK (aged 55).

Asher was a record collector, music aficionado, with a knowledge spanning soul, jazz, and disco. Like his father, who worked at a branch of Harlequin Records in the 1960s-1970s, giving his son an interest in music, Asher followed suit working in both Quaff Records and Vinyl Solution records shops in London.

Infusing all of this understanding into his house music productions and DJ sets, he was regarded as one of the finest DJs to emerge from the UK, playing a pivotal role in bridging the gap between 4/4 and broken beat, winning widespread admiration for his smooth mixing.

He was leader of the west London Restless Soul crew, but also recorded under a plethora of other names including Basic Soul, Demonstration, Phlash, and E & E Sound, and across his own Koldhouse Music and Restless Soul labels, along with others such as Strictly 4 Groovers, Versatile Records, 4 Lux, Houseology, and REKIDS.

Co-founding very influential west London "Co-Op" club in 2000, alongside Dego, Demus, G Force, and IG Culture, which became the hub for the the broken beat sound and scene. Also co-hosted the radio program "R Solution" with Kirk Degiorgio, and 4Hero's Dego and Marc Mac on Kiss FM in London.

He passed away from a heart attack in his sleep.
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Albums

VIA-0004 Phil Asher - Sweet And Sour album art Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Sweet And Sour (Album) Versatile Records VIA-0004 Japan 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HBR8 Phil Asher - Phlash EP album art Phil Asher Phlash EP (EP) Strictly 4 Groovers HBR8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
VER027 Phil Asher - Find Myself album art Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Find Myself Versatile Records VER027 France 2002 Sell This Version
VER 030 Phil Asher - Having Your Fun album art Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Having Your Fun(12") Versatile Records VER 030 France 2002 Sell This Version
Estereo 036 Phil Asher - Phlash 3000: Chaos In The Boardroom album art Phil Asher Featuring Rich Medina Phil Asher Featuring Rich Medina - Phlash 3000: Chaos In The Boardroom Estereo Estereo 036 UK 2003 Sell This Version
FLR 006 Phil Asher - Exagr8 album art Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Exagr8(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Cle) 4 Lux FLR 006 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
RS 2001 Phil Asher - Namby It Aint (I Aint Sorry) album art Phil Asher Namby It Aint (I Aint Sorry) Restless Soul RS 2001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
RS120003 Phil Asher - New Beginning / Cant Go Back album art Lem Springsteen / Phil Asher Ft. Shea Soul Lem Springsteen / Phil Asher Ft. Shea Soul - New Beginning / Cant Go Back(12") Restless Soul RS120003 UK 2011 Sell This Version
RSTLSSTRX0004 Phil Asher - Rhythmical Whims EP album art Phil Asher Rhythmical Whims EP(12", EP, W/Lbl, Han) Rstless Trx RSTLSSTRX0004 UK 2012 Sell This Version
RSTLSSTRX0005 Phil Asher - Rhythmical Whims 2 EP album art Phil Asher Rhythmical Whims 2 EP(12", EP, W/Lbl, Han) Rstless Trx RSTLSSTRX0005 UK 2012 Sell This Version
MAMSW5 Phil Asher - Need In Me album art Phil Asher Need In Me Moreaboutmusic MAMSW5 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Rekids 083 Phil Asher - Time & Space album art Phil Asher & James Massiah Phil Asher & James Massiah - Time & Space(12") Rekids Rekids 083 UK 2015 Sell This Version
HLY023 Phil Asher - Beats For Art's Sake album art Phil Asher Beats For Art's Sake(3xFile, MP3, WAV, EP) Houseology HLY023 UK 2016
MAMSW17 Phil Asher - Sparkle (AJ's Dance) / Today's Tomorrow  album art Phil Asher & Dwala Phil Asher & Dwala - Sparkle (AJ's Dance) / Today's Tomorrow (12") Moreaboutmusic MAMSW17 UK 2017 Sell This Version
ES 12 001 Phil Asher - Free'x Beat album art The Mighty Zaf & Phil Asher The Mighty Zaf & Phil Asher - Free'x Beat '80s, '80s ES 12 001 UK 2017 Sell This Version
ES12-0002 Phil Asher - Genie album art The Mighty Zaf & Phil Asher The Mighty Zaf & Phil Asher - Genie '80s ES12-0002 UK 2018 Sell This Version
PAPA110 Phil Asher - Locked Off EP album art Phil Asher Locked Off EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Papa Records PAPA110 UK 2018
ES 12 0003 Phil Asher - Sounds & Reasons album art The Mighty Zaf & Phil Asher The Mighty Zaf & Phil Asher - Sounds & Reasons '80s ES 12 0003 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Compilations

SSB001S Phil Asher - Now Hears The Future album art Phil Asher Now Hears The Future(12", Comp, Smplr) Slip 'n' Slide Blue SSB001S UK 1999 Sell This Version
SLIPCD 170 Phil Asher - Soul In The House album art Phil Asher Soul In The House(CD, Comp) Slip 'n' Slide SLIPCD 170 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SLIPCD 192 Phil Asher - Soul In The House 2 album art Phil Asher Soul In The House 2 (Comp) Slip 'n' Slide SLIPCD 192 UK 2005 Sell This Version
VIA-0034 Phil Asher - A Restless Soul Collage album art Phil Asher A Restless Soul Collage(CD, Comp) Village Again VIA-0034 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

XTR14CD Phil Asher - Nervous Encounters #1 album art Phil Asher Nervous Encounters #1(CD, Mixed) X:treme Records, Nervous Records XTR14CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
SLIP CD 46 Phil Asher - Headphone House album art Phil Asher Headphone House Slip 'n' Slide SLIP CD 46 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SSBCD001 Phil Asher - Now Hears The Future album art Phil Asher Now Hears The Future(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Slip 'n' Slide Blue SSBCD001 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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caio.ck1

caio.ck1

March 15, 2021
Oh my... deep house,jazz modern scenes gets another lost sadly...
disco_dez

disco_dez

January 28, 2021
RIP Phil - a great producer (and by all accounts person). Your music will live on ...
Lees_Garage

Lees_Garage

January 27, 2021
His contribution to take me through good & less good times cannot be expressed with words.

I got numerous of his releases & remixes and I will spin them as long as I live.
seasonsrecords

seasonsrecords

January 25, 2021
RIP my friend. We LOVE you. Your SEASONS family. Thanks for all your music.
Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

January 23, 2021
Just how could it just have happened that Sir Phil Asher is no longer among us! Wherever you are bro, rest in power & your tremendous legacy will live on for years! Thank you for your contribution to the house music scene! You remain the best ever Phil! Love <3
magssellingmusic

magssellingmusic

January 23, 2021
Damn, another one. Such a shame, love and strength to his family, R.I.P. Phil 🙏❤
Hazell

Hazell

January 22, 2021
Bless you, Phil... A real good guy taken too soon. RiP.
Bourbonman

Bourbonman

January 22, 2021
edited 6 months ago
Phil Asher passed away yesterday. What a loss.. Rest in peace Phil..
Words can not express the input and output Phil had for the house music and dance community. He had a knack of putting great grooves and soul into his works. A real soldier who had great integrity in what he did behind the studio desk.
His discography will be a true testament of solid craftmanship. Too many classics to pick from.
Bourbonman

Bourbonman

July 28, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
Remix power house, especially under the Restless Soul moniker with Luke McCarthy.. Check out anything he/they did 1997-2002. One of the greatest stuff
Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

May 28, 2019
One of house music's most successful hero you would associate with high calibre producers from the likes of Joey Negro, Masters At Work or Mood II Swing! Sir Phil Asher has a distinctive signature sound and his productions are ahead of their time! Numerous aliases throughout the years and yet never leaving behind his roots in terms of disco and funky music. His dj sets from the '90's would be a good starting point to acquaint yourselves to Phil's style! According to me, one of his best works till date were under his moniker Demonstration where he would intelligently sample 80's disco over some jackin' house beats also under his Electric Soul moniker where you would hear some dreamy and spacy atmospheric house rhythms and those tracks still stands the test of time till now...There are countless new producers trying to make a name on the scene but the notoriety of Sir Phil Asher outguns many of those new cats in the biz...If you want to discover what old school house music is all about, then Phil "Phlash" Asher is your man! Hats off to one of my most favorite house music producer of all time, Sir Phil Asher!

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