News — Joshua James

Out Now: Joshua James 'Amber Rush' w/ Daniel Avery Remix

A pivotal figure amid London’s queer club continuum, Joshua James follows up an iconic trilogy of releases on Phantasy with a powerful swerve into pure techno with ‘Amber Rush’, complete with a remix by close friend and Phantasy labelmate, Daniel Avery.Stream, download or buy the 12" vinyl here Crackling with energy, its pendulous drums reminiscent of The Chemical Brothers in their Battle Weapon mode, Amber Rush’ matches the thunderdome ready scope of a big-room anthem with waves of psychedelic texture. The result is guaranteed rapid-fire synapse tickling within even the best (or worst) adjusted of dedicated rave brains. Avery’s metallic-tinted...

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Joshua James Beatport Mix + Interview

Celebrating our Beatport label of the month, Joshua James chatted with Cameron Holbrook about his year away from the clubs and upcoming projects, as well as delivering a rave-ready mix.Listen to the mix above and read the interview hereRead the full Beatport 'Label of the Month' feature here

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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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Phantasy 100: PH81 – PH90

PH81   Daniel Avery: "Jon Hopkins and I share some undeniable synochrity. We both released our previous albums in 2013 and then became friends after regularly seeing each other on the road. Then, we both took five years to write and finish our follow-up albums. In 2018 Jon invited me to support him on tour in America and so we decided to make a special 12" for the shows, remixing each other."   A match made in the modern heaven of British electronica, Jon Hopkins remix of Daniel Avery’s ‘Glitter’ was a deep and dramatic interpretation of Avery’s wistful original,...

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