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#PHANTASYMIX 38: Ricardo Baez

As the founder of Florence’s esteemed party and label, Tropical Animals, Ricardo Baez is surely one of the most seasoned and versatile DJs in Italy. Each week, for ten years solid, Tropical Animals has welcomed some of the world’s finest and rising DJs to it’s rave catacombs on the fringes of the city’s integral student, music and art scenes. Few parties evolve and persist as long as Tropical Animals, and Baez’s sense and integrity as both a DJ and booker are central to its success.Having spent years artfully warming up for or cooling down from sets courtesy of DJs including...

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#PHANTASYMIX 37: Bakongo

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 37: Bakongo Having already released on underground labels such as Livity Sound and Trule, Bakongo has made a serious impact over the past year or two, capturing the ears of dancers and collectors even without the benefit of a sub-heavy dancefloor to showcase his productions, which blend elements of “techno, garage, dub and broken beats’, spun and reinterpreted with understanding and imagination.Inevitably, U.K. Funky is the other key influence on Bakongo’s sound, given that Bakongo is the not-so-secret, more recent alias of Wayne Goodlitt, who has been doing serious damage across the genre under the alias of...

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#PHANTASYMIX 36: Lupini

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 36: Lupini Lupini has slowly, quietly established herself as a pivotal figure in Liverpool’s alternative music scene. Recently introduced to a wider audience via her recent NTS residency (already a firm favourite at Phantasy HQ), she’s known in Merseyside as a DJ, promoter, radio station manager and all-round enthusiast of no small repute. As is obvious, Lupini’s life revolves around music, and in turn, music revolves around her.As well as founding femme-centric rave Athe, Lupini is station manager at the city’s Melodic Distraction, home to no less than 150 individual shows, Lupini soaks up more music than...

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#PHANTASYMIX 34: Sepehr

Born in the San-Francisco bay area and now based in New York, Sepehr has proven to be one of the most exciting talents to emerge from a refreshed vision of electronic music across the United States. With releases on a number of international labels, he’s now launching his own, ‘Shaytoon’, which was also the title of his recent debut LP on Dark Entries. Promising to “focus on broadcasting the sounds of the Iranian/Middle Eastern underground”, it debuted in late 2020 with Sepehr’s own Crown Jewel EP, a distinctive introductory mix of acid techno and EBM shot through with real personality...

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