News — James Welsh

James Welsh remixes Erol Alkan

James Welsh applies his signature pressure to a digital-exclusive remix of Erol Alkan’s ‘Automatic’, the 100th single release on Phantasy. Following interpretations from Palms Trax and LA Priest, Alkan invites one of the most prolific and consistently creative artists in Phantasy’s artist family to shift his euphoric filter house in a full-bodied techno direction, wrestling with daunting rave chords atop maximal waves of EBM and industrial.Stream or download here

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Out Now: James Welsh 'Cold Land' (Denham Audio Mixes)

Phantasy’s #PH100 retrospective continues with PH45RMX. Denham Audio, perhaps one of the most prolific British production crews emerging in some time, arrive on Phantasy with a breakbeat-heavy and lucid take on James Welsh’s ‘Cold Land’.Stream, download or buy the 12" vinyl here Originally released under Welsh’s original alias of Kamera in 2015, ‘Cold Land’ remains one of the underrated gems in the label’s back catalogue. Initially emerging from a shed in rural Mallorca, it’s halcyon poly synths and skittish drums immediately recall the wide-eyed optimism of 90s IDM. Far from mere ‘braindance’, ‘Cold Land’s emotive quality affords it a unique...

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Phantasy 100: PH91 – PH99

PH91 Kicking off the final stretch of #Phantasy100, 'Blue Ice/Meltwater' was a digital transmission of flawless liquid electro from the studio of one of Phantasy’s most prolific artist family members, Ghost Culture.   'Blue Ice’ delved into trippy euphoria, perfectly engineered to transmit a trance-like effect on listeners. All tunnelling energy, melting through layer-upon-layer of serotonin-altering rave oscillations, awash in a texture that lands somewhere between melancholy and euphoria, strobe light and sunrise.   ‘Meltwater’ meanwhile begins unassumingly, executing a spacious rhythm that is soon consumed by powerful sub-bass weight and an almost overwhelming rush of analogue synthesis. An aquatic...

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Announcing New James Welsh 'Pan/Sink'

Phantasy approaches it’s landmark hundredth-single release with another impactful single from one of the label’s key artists, James Welsh. Regularly played by producers from Midland to Charlotte De Witte, Welsh’s masterfully dense take on techno and electronica reaches new complexities on ‘Pan’, without ever-sacrificing his singular industrial groove.Download here The title track is a tunnelling electroid roller layered informed by complex conversations seemingly taking place between man, machine, ghostly human speech and a veritable wind tunnel of noise. Perhaps Welsh’s finest connection yet between the blissful and the ruthless, ‘Pan’ demands submission. On ‘Sink’, Welsh builds yet another perfectly-executed club weapon...

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