Pure Science

Real Name:
Phivos (Phill) Iatropoullos Sebastiane
Profile:
Born November 29th 1972 Edmonton London. Son of a tool maker (precision metals) / inventor / pilot and step father was a Greek singer in London, Greece and Cyprus and both were a lover of chess. Phivo's father worked for Dagenham Fords motor plant in the 70's as a chief engineer and they lived in Aveley Essex for Phivo's early years. Mother worked for various corpoorate companies such as British American Tobaco, Nestle, etc and was a freelance journalist for a Greek newspaper as she knew a few of the old school Greek singers and also an interpreter for the police at one point. Phivos's parents split when he was 18 months old and grew up with his Grand parents and aunties until he was aged 5. A frequenter of some hte early Acid House parties in and around London during late 1988 such as the Dungeons (Lea Bridge Rd), Crowland Rd Nut House (Spyros Night Spot), Land Of Oz (Heaven), Buzby's (Special Branch), Method Air (Arches In Vauxhall) and also some of the more well known bigger M25 and Warehouse events such as Energy, Biology and World Dance etc.

His first musical influences probably came from when he first listened to the original "Doctor Who" Theme music made by Delia Derbyshire 60's/70's version and the works of John Baker of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop line up. Phivos fell in love with the early synthesizer works of bands and producers that pioneered the instrument from the 70's / 80's.1982 at age nine, he bought his first records. In 1984, at eleven, he got his first synthesizer. A Yamaha CS01 MKII, a basic one oscillator monophonic analogue synth. He also took six months of organ lessons for the theory basics but got bored of the usual repetitive basic Do Re Me etc.

Phivos has worked professionaly in the dance music industry since 1990 and his roles range from producer, sound engineer to performer / artist. His first close contact with the realm of electronic music happened when he listened to the Synth Pop classics and the works of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, The Human League, and, of course, Depeche Mode. At twelve, his older sister Nina, knew the stage manager of the legendary venue The Hammersmith Odeon where bands like The Human League, Tears For Fears and even DM on their early tours. This gave him an insight to the runnings of shows and was an definitely inspiration in the set up and performance of live bands etc.

Phivos loved all of the quality synthesizer music at that time, across the board from ambient to Detroit techno. He got involved with the then pirate radio station "Lightning FM" whose members were Jumping Jack Frost and Brian Gee. "The Passion Records Crew" named him The Scientist. The guys at the studio used to call Phill 'Q' (from James Bond) because of his intellectual, focus skills and geeky love of the Synthesizer. Then for a party at the Fridge in Brixton, they decided to write "The Scientist" on the flyers without even Phivos knowing.. An artistic name that definitely stuck. One night at the Fridge, he found himself suddenly sharing a dressing room with The Shut Up & Dance crew, who were doing a live set there along side Phill that night.

He was introduced to DJ Hype who was Shut Up and Dance's live DJ with whom they created "The Exorcist" which was Kevin (Hype's) demo that Phill added the bass lines, synths, melodies and co-arranged. "The Bee" was Phill's demo that Hype supplied the breaks and vocal samples and co-arranged. Both tracks hit No.1 on the independent and dance charts in the UK selling more than 35,000 records each. The Exorcist was named track of the year in 1990 by Kiss FM listeners on the first year they became legal. After a split between house and hardcore and a year without releasing anything (due to contractual disagreements). Phivos left Kickin Records and started to produce under the name Pure Science which was a natural progression in search of the real, true spirited vibe of acid house, early industrial techno and 80's synth and EBM influences. During the 90's Phvos acquired a reputation in and around the London underground party scene for being able to turn up without a sound check and delivering a seemless mixed groove of tribal, techno, acid, house music with a chunky deep cutting edge feel. Phivos during the 90's era was working for promoters such as the Free Party Network warehouse parties, Chiba City Sounds, Bosh (Coventry), Woop Woop, Wiggle, Kerfuffle, The End, Fabric aswell as various mini festivals such as Kimberly, Orchard and etc etc. The story continues. ;-) <3 x
Sites:
Aliases:
In Groups:
Variations:

Albums

Nr 16 Pure Science - Communication album art Pure Science Communication(CD, Enh, Mixed) Techno Party Nr 16 Poland 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ONR 004 Pure Science - We Can Make It / Space Odyssey album art Pure Science & Nut Nut* Pure Science & Nut Nut* - We Can Make It / Space Odyssey One Nation Records ONR 004 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PNT 058 Pure Science - The Rumble / Virtual Reality album art DJ Nut Nut + Pure Science DJ Nut Nut + Pure Science - The Rumble / Virtual Reality Production House PNT 058 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PS1 Pure Science - Pure Science EP album art Pure Science Pure Science EP(12", EP, W/Lbl) Not On Label, Pure Science Communications PS1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RHB005 Pure Science - Sunset EP album art Pure Science Sunset EP (EP) Rehab Music RHB005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RHB003 Pure Science - Evolution EP album art Pure Science Evolution EP(12", EP) Rehab Music RHB003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RHB 007 Pure Science - Back 2 Earth album art Pure Science Back 2 Earth Rehab Music RHB 007 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PS 001 Pure Science - Brighter Days EP album art Pure Science Brighter Days EP(12", EP) Pure Science Communications PS 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PS003 Pure Science - Ancient Voices EP album art Pure Science Ancient Voices EP (EP) Pure Science Communications PS003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PS 002 Pure Science - The Red One EP album art Pure Science The Red One EP (EP) Pure Science Communications PS 002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
LUNA6901 Pure Science - Human Spirit album art Pure Science Presents Sci-Phi Pure Science Presents Sci-Phi - Human Spirit Lunar Tunes LUNA6901 UK 1998 Sell This Version
EUHO 019-6 Pure Science - Techhouse Phenomena 3 album art Pure Science / Ding & Dong Pure Science / Ding & Dong - Techhouse Phenomena 3 Eukahouse EUHO 019-6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PS 004 Pure Science - Balanced E.P. album art Pure Science Balanced E.P. (EP) Pure Science Communications, Pure Science Communications PS 004 UK 1999 Sell This Version
EUHO 017-6 Pure Science - Tech House Phenomena 2 album art Pure Science / Mashupheadz Pure Science / Mashupheadz - Tech House Phenomena 2(12") Eukahouse EUHO 017-6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BPOS 001 Pure Science - Taste My Vibe album art Pure Science Taste My Vibe B+Positive BPOS 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PS 006 Pure Science - Bare Knuckle Bassix Vol. 2 album art Pure Science Bare Knuckle Bassix Vol. 2 Pure Science Communications PS 006 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PS 005 Pure Science - Bare Knuckle Bassix Vol 1 album art Pure Science Bare Knuckle Bassix Vol 1(12") Pure Science Communications PS 005 UK 2000 Sell This Version
EUHO 040-6 Pure Science - Rydym / The Breaks album art Pure Science / Kurtis Blow Pure Science / Kurtis Blow - Rydym / The Breaks(12") Eukahouse EUHO 040-6 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BPOS 002 Pure Science - Speak 2 God album art Pure Science Speak 2 God(12") B+Positive BPOS 002 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BFR003 Pure Science - Get It Back album art Pure Science Get It Back(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Blackflag Recordings BFR003 US 2001 Sell This Version
RR 4 Pure Science - Get On Up / Lets Get Connected album art Pure Science Get On Up / Lets Get Connected(12") Rescue Recordings RR 4 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PS 007 Pure Science - 2Morrows People / Make A Groove / Karate album art Pure Science 2Morrows People / Make A Groove / Karate(12") Pure Science Communications PS 007 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BPOS 005 Pure Science - Turn Out The Lights / Won't Give U Up / Want Ya album art Pure Science Turn Out The Lights / Won't Give U Up / Want Ya(12", Ltd, Promo) B+Positive BPOS 005 US 2005 Sell This Version
SVR001 Pure Science & Richard Grey (2) Pure Science & Richard Grey (2) - That's Right Shakin' Vibes SVR001 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ASD-003 Pure Science - Absurd Behavior / The Realm album art Eddie Richards meets Pure Science Eddie Richards meets Pure Science - Absurd Behavior / The Realm Absurd Recordings ASD-003 US 2006 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review

Zinnstein

Zinnstein

June 8, 2020
In my opinion he is one of the best producers ever ... His sound from the mid 90's still sounds so fresh. I hope there will come some reissues like Raoul_Puke also wrote... (:
Raoul_Puke

Raoul_Puke

January 14, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
Quite a lot of sought after records in Phils discography. Hope to see some reissues, prices are very high - the quality is too, of course!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 8, 2004
edited over 17 years ago
One of the most important characters of the techouse era is not to be underestimated. Phivos (Phil) Sebastiane has an impressive background and his attachment to music began since he was a child, when he definitely fell in love with the sinthesizers. Inspired by the work of the talented Depeche Mode, he was named The Scientist in the end of the eighties, nickname created by the Passion Crew due to his great potential and level of concentration. The Scientist did not stop his experiments, influenced by different musical styles such as acid house, Detroit techno, bleep sounds, reggae and even hip hop and placed himself at the forefront of the hardcore movement with “The Bee”, largely sold single made by The Exorcist, with DJ Hype as co-producer. Anxious for something new, he redirectioned his efforts later to house music. His innovative spirit gave him the chance to be also one of the first that created a musical style with a more accelerate and underground house with techno elements: the techno-house. Pure Science became one of the most important producers of the genre with explendid live acts all over the World. Owner of the P.S. Communications and B+Positive labels, Phil also created two ways of spreading well-made dancefloor music.

Videos (79) Edit