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Moonface

Southhampton

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Phil Thompson is a DJ / Producer of electronic dance music for over 25 years. Since first getting his hands on a mate’s Technics back in 1993 he’s beaten a pretty impressive path through dance music consciousness.

Phil got his first break, warming up for John Digweed, at a Northern Exposure night in Southampton and has been an active player on the scene ever since. He’s had residencies at clubs and nights along the UK’s south coast and has played internationally as far afield as Moscow, Tokyo, Bali, South America, Greece, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and his second home Tbilisi, Georgia.

Digweed’s global heavy-weight brand Bedrock really helped solidify Phil’s status as an international DJ with the early millennium seeing him warming up for both Sasha and Digweed at John’s monthly nights in London & Brighton. Phil was Bedrock resident for over 5 years.

As well as playing all over the world at amazing parties; highlights include warming up for Digweed in an aircraft hangar in Tel Aviv, playing at Sasha’s Airdrawndagger album launch party at London club Heaven and playing at the atmospheric Tunnel Club, a former air-raid shelter in the side of a mountain in Tbilisi. Phil is equally happy at home in the studio producing under his Moonface moniker and has a very impressive discography to show for it.

Recent releases and compilation mixes on Tulipa, Gibbon, Mirabilis along with a hug hit ‘Across the Gulf of Space’ features on ‘Bedrock 18 – Signals’. Phil’s first release was number four on Bedrock Records, the now classic ‘Futurized Fears’ – soon followed by a 6 track mini album ‘Between Worlds’ voted album of the month by several magazines at the time. Then came‘Layered Sounds’, mixed by both himself and John Digweed. Phil also has numerous releases on quality compilation CDs such as the ‘Balance Series 006’ on EQ Recordings and the legendary Global Underground and Nubreed series, as well as releases on, Endemic and Wolf Trap.

Phil’s love of music started at home as it does for many DJ / Producers. His very early influences as diverse as his Grandma’s extensive 1950s vinyl collection to Howard Jones as a teenager, Kraftwerk, Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin to name just a few. Phil’s sound is tough, tribal, and layered with outer world sounds.

Phil is also a very talented artist / illustrator and is responsible for release artwork on labels such as Wolf Trap, Greta Cottage, and now for High Tide Recordings.

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