BASEMENT PHIL
(Taken from an interview in Mix Mag)

“Phil started DJ’ing Rare Grooves in the mid 80’s at various venues across the UK. In 1988 Phil set up the now infamous ‘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 Years. Phil built up a rep for 2 DJ residences in Reading where the shop was, as well as playing at Raves all over.

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 we all know and love today. 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 due to a serious accident and a two year recovery.”
Phil has now semi retired and has recently opened a record shop (Nov 2015) in his home town of Weymouth
URBAN VINYL
Unit 3, 3 Jeffrey House, 33 - 35 Maidan Street, Weymouth Dorset DT4 8BA
Phone 01305 759100
Opening Times
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
11am - 4.30pm Sat 11am - 4pm
Closed Wednesday

http://basement-records.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HWmV-rHub5u0g6vglYltA
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