News — Joshua James

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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Listen: Joshua James Remixes Third Son

Joshua James picks up the tempo of Third Son ​‘Surge' ft. C.A.R. in a brand new remix as part of his '20 Days Remixes Volume 2' release, out now on Polymath. Download here

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Joshua James Rinse FM Archive Shows

Joshua James is still pumping through quarantine. With his weekly 'Pleasurehood' residency at XOYO on hold, Joshua continues his Rinse FM residency each and every Monday morning, delving into the past and present of unapologetic party music from the world of house, disco, techno and italo. Listen back to his archive shows above. While Joshua is in the studio preparing more bombs for the future, you can still pick up any of his trilogy of releases so far for Phantasy in our store. 'Coarse' has become a huge favourite of Sven Vath, and features a classic acid remix by Justin Cudmore....

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