News — James Welsh

Phantasy 100: PH51 – PH60

PH51 Erol Alkan: "Diagram Girl' was the first single to be taken from 'The Soft Bounce' by Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, my partnership with Richard Norris, through which we explored the psychedelic sensibilities around the various types of music we loved. It began as a series of re-edits around 2005, and through re-animating other peoples music (from The Chemical Brothers to Goldfrapp to Midlake) as well as an entire album for Temples, we graduated to our own full original album.Demos for the 'The Soft Bounce' was created as far back as 2009, but through other projects coming and going, disbanding and re-grouping,...

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Introducing Phantasy 100

Phantasy is approaching it's 100th single release. Initially founded in 2007, what began as a springboard for new artists has grown into something far more expansive. With so much to share on the near horizon, we're taking this opportunity to revisit each single release so far, counting forwards from our debut. Each day we'll be delving into our archives of over 400 tracks, sharing artist insights whilst exploring our unique psychedelic sensibility. Make sure you're following Phantasy on Instagram to take a trip back with us, as well as into the future... Follow us on Instagram here Listen and follow...

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Listen: James Welsh Clash DJ Mix

Clash Magazine · Clash DJ Mix - James Welsh Soundtrack your day with James Welsh's brand new Clash Magazine mix, exploring the sounds and inspiration of the Fear & Sadness project with Alexander Church. Stream 'Configurations 06' with James Welsh & Alexander Church hereStream 'Configurations 07' with James Welsh & Alexander Church here

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Out Now: James Welsh 'Sitting/Rubber Dog'

James Welsh continues his run of exemplary club singles on Phantasy with another powerful and uncompromising two-track release, Sitting/Rubber Dog, out digitally now. The record follows D974, which earned support from DJs including Laurent Garnier, Charlotte de Witte and Luke Slater. Download here Sitting enforces precision rhythm with a rolling, dystopian bass line alongside a hypnotic and memorable vocal sample. As the tension increases, the track’s clinical feel is unexpectedly flipped on its own head, blossoming into an intoxicating and emotive synth melody.Meanwhile, Rubber Dog stays true to its absurdist title, as Welsh dials his analogue assistance to a head-spinning maximum,...

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