- South of England
- Joined on February 13, 2012
(Taken from an interview in Mix Mag)
“Phil started DJ’ing Northern & Rare Soul &Rare Grooves in the mid 80’s at various venues across the UK. In 1988 Phil set up the now famous ‘Record Basement’ shop in Reading. The shop attracted a lot of top UK DJ's and supplied records to all of the major playaz during the Rave & Drum N Bass Years. Phil built up a rep for two DJ residences in Reading where the shop was, as well as playing at Clubs & Raves all over the UK.
Phil launched the ‘Basement Records’ label in 1989 and the label went on to become one of the best Rave labels of its generation, launching the careers of Artists and Djs such as Alex Reece, Wax Doctor, Justice, Mayhem (martin Ikin), Kev Bird aka DJ KGB, Loftgroover, Top Buzz, Donovan Bad Boy Smith, Roger Johnson, as well as releases from artists such as Photek, Source Direct Peshay, Justice, Blame, JMajik, in their formative years and off course Jack Smooth & Basement Phil under their various guises such as Jack n Phil, Mystic Moods, Brothers with Soul,4 to the Floor & Darkstar, to name but a few.
Phil also ran the following labels : Street Beats, Homegrown Records, 4 To The Floor Records, Precious Material, Mystic Moods Productions, Pivotal Entertainment, Street Life & Pristine. “
Phil also set up Vinyl Distribution in 1990 which was renowned for bringing through the Drum N Bass Sound, and helping to launch the majority of labels that established the Drum N Bass Scene. In 1997 Phil left Vinyl Dist' and took a 3 year sojourn. In 2000 Phil launched Nu Urban Music specialising in Jungle, jump Up & DnB & U.S House which closed in September 2012, which was due to Phil having a serious accident which took two years to recover.”
Phil has now semi retired and has recently opened a record shop Urban Viinyl in Nov 2015 in his home town of Weymouth, Dorset and still DJs at a range of events, playing Northern Soul, Jazz & Soul Rare Grooves, House & Techno, Old Skool and Drum N Bass.
WEEKLY RADIO SHOWS - TooHotRadio
Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm
Northern Soul, rare Soul, 70s to Modern Soul
Thursdays 8pm - 10pm
Old Skool / Drum n Bass
Unit 3, 3 Jeffrey House, 33 - 35 Maidan Street, Weymouth Dorset DT4 8BA
Phone 01305 759100
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
11am - 4.30pm Sat 11am - 4pm
Basement Records Website
Basement Records You Tube Page
Basement Phil Weekly Radio Show - Thursdays 8pm - 10pm