Frequently asked questions // ( The artist formerly known as Dj Valium 1994 - 2001 // Vdd Energise ) PHIL MOON AKA V

https://www.discogs.com/artist/168482-Valyom?filter_anv=1&anv=DJ+Valium

At the age of 20 he visited 'Belgian Rave E' and managed to get backstage and film the legendary 'Jeff Mills' close up performing his first dj set in Belgium to 2,000 partygoers!


How did you get the idea to send a demo to Gary Martin at Teknotika records?

After reading one of his interviews in a magazine and hearing some of his musc I really related to what he was doing. It had a very European feel to it, - sexy, erotic, retro - the music that I released with Teknotika had a real 80's revival theme to it, fised with electro and tribal sounds
and a slow 120 bpm.....

-How did you get in contact with Gigolo Records ?

It was Dj Hell who contacted me , asking if I wanted to send him music for his label after he'd heard my Teknotika and SativA /dRought releases and had heard something futuristic about them.
https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Valium-Do-You-See-What-Im-Seeing/master/197768

How did you get started making music ?

I heard the track 'Erase your mind - Dilemma' on Mackenzie Records and it loved it http://www.discogs.com/Dilemma-Erase-Your-Mind/release/42969 It was a huge inspiration for me to get myself into production

-When did you start to dj ?
Believe it or not I was actually checking out vinyl at the age of 10, from various genres like Disco and Rock . I wasn't mixing but just listening - that came when I was 17 and played in a small club in a small town in Belgium.

-You already played in several international locations
Yes, my best memories are about Finland Denmark,Spain,UK,France, Brazil and Germany.

What are your future plans ?

And I'm currently uploading a few unreleased tracks from in the past on you tube & bandcamp
and I think about Jeremy Rifkin and " The Third Industrial Revolution " theory

Phil Moon ( The artist formerly known as dj valium 94 - 2001 ) .

When he took his love of dance music and, with a group of friends, began throwing parties in the western provinces of Belgium. These early UFO parties were the start of a journey that has led him around the globe and
onto some of the World's most recognised underground labels.

His production career started after travelling to England, where he created his first tracks in a small studio in South London. Through the connections he made,bookings in Denmark began to come in, most notably when he spun for the Mantra club and Vega club .

Back in Belgium his small studio grew in size and the productions he created were picked up, first by UK based techno label 'UFO London' and then by the renowned techno label imprint 'Teknotika Records' ...

The 80's most definitely played a huge part in sculpting of his music style, but it was the 90's ..

Releases with many other quality labels including 'Teknotika Records ' and most famously 'International DJ Gigolos', who gave him the chance to perform his album live in front of his home crowd at the 'I Love Techno' festival between the sets of J.Mills & Hell in Belgium, has meant that he has well and truly established himself as one of the Europe's most diverse producers.

Similarly, Phil Moon has graced some of the best underground parties and events in the World with his DJ sets, taking in the shores of countries both on this and on the other side of the Atlantic.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/2174139-Phil-Moon-2

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posted a comment on Sheer Taft Featuring Ingrid Kudos - Cascades. 6 months ago
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It is through this vinyl release that I began to send own work demo cassette tapes to the label :)
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posted a comment on Type X.V. - Raw Efficiency. about 1 year ago
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The name and artwork of the label concept reminds me somehow reminiscent of scenes from the movie Allegiant :)
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A belgian boccaccio club dj mix tape bought in 1988 brought me here :)
posted a comment on Romina Cohn - It's Only Gigolo - But I Like It. about 1 year ago
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posted a comment on Denis Naidanow Feat. Tyree Cooper - Wonderland. about 1 year ago
In one way or another we have the same approach regarding the rhythem 909 spring vibration in my teknotika orange white and blue release 1996 as in this wonderland 2008 tune :) wonderfull :) https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Valium-III/release/35071
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The track La Rock I never found enjoyable but the other tracks on the album I liked - the track WOO I find wonderful and is a favorite for me :)
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https://www.discogs.com/Zapp-It-Doesnt-Really-Matter/master/14311
posted a review of Valium* - Art Of Misdirection. over 2 years ago
The album contains a concept around the love for the 80's sound, regarding madness related ideas with the underwater deepsea world and fish, aliens and theories about how our minds and brains work in some cases on musical respons... the art of ... See full review
posted a review of Phil Moon (2) - The Matrix 1986 (Mua Remixes). over 2 years ago
Not A red or blue pill but no pill and just A thrill :)
posted a review of Vdd-Energise - Future Galactic Three. over 2 years ago
By chance in 1995 CJ Bolland had also created a track with the theme ther can be only one
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posted a review of Various - From Our Minds To Yours Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
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Prolonged exposure to the sun without ingesting adequate amounts water may cause dehydration, which is another natural cause of hallucinations ...At moments like these i only wish for a deep sea dive.That’s what this record is all about.
posted a review of Vdd.E* versus Valium* - Macedoine EP. over 2 years ago
Macedoine EP - ( Macedoine means a mix of different ideas and concepts )

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Sky Jazz - Detroit achtige jazzy Mills feeling ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Valium* - Do You See What Im Seeing?. over 2 years ago
Summer of the Cat - After I created this tune I was thinking about my cat going insane in my garden in 1996, which is why I came up with the name! In some ways the track has something in common with Legowelt but at the time I'd never heard of it so it's ... See full review
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Warehouse Club Koln 1993 Miss Djaxx playing this record ...still a amazing tune and a tune for Winter time and snowing :)
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Running In October - In 1995 a man decided to walk to the nightshop during an october night, it was very windy and it was raining very hard
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posted a review of Valyom - Red Sector. over 2 years ago
Echo Dreams is a track that would've been a perfect fit for the International Dj Gigolo Recs brand from back in the days, with the Electro revival .

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posted a review of DJ Valyom* - Flash=Back 1 E.P. over 2 years ago
"Energy Low" is a long way from the EBM i used to know.

The sound has more in common with that of Neon Judgement or Prince in 1985. However, the tune is related to the intro from the 1991 F.U.S.E album from Richie Hawtin .

The track was featured on ... See full review
posted a review of Vdd-Energise - Belgium Frites. over 2 years ago
Outcast UFO" was produced at the Outcast Clan Studios, UK in 1994. The concept of the track was based around the David Lynche movie "Dune". "Crypton Reaction " Creation was inspired by Sequential Circuits - Circuit Sounds Vol. 1 and "Why Me" includes ... See full review
posted a review of Vdd-Energise - Future Galactic Eight. over 2 years ago
"War of Worlds" reminds me of Tarzan and his Elephant stampede, which takes off halfway with some analog sound effects as the UFOs from Orson Wells' War of the Worlds begin invading.

I did a lot of difficult drum and kick programming on this track. ... See full review
posted a comment on Vdd-Energise - The Return. over 2 years ago
The concept of "Rebirth of Change ( Written & Produced in 1996 )" was inspired by the Italian band Automatic Sound Unlimited. It's definitely the best mastered and cut track on the record. Robot voices of lesbians and UFO's Included plus Bird ... See full review
posted a review of Model 500 - The Passage. over 2 years ago
1992 - One of my favorite records but I did play Vessels In Distress 45 rpm minus 8 on the Technics turntable
posted a review of Vdd-Energise - Future Galactic One. over 2 years ago
Following link contains one track of the time of this release : https://vdd-energise.bandcamp.com/releases
posted a comment on Vdd-Energise. over 2 years ago
Other work can be heard on this bandcamp page https://vddenergize.bandcamp.com/releases
posted a comment on The Mackenzie - Brain Killer. over 2 years ago
One of my favorite releases of the label - this release should not be criticized bad, it's also created a timeless release and oversea / another continent underground techno even drew / got inspiration from the label ... and some tracks created in an ... See full review