News — #PHANTASYMIX Series

#PHANTASYMIX 18: Timothy Clerkin

Timothy Clerkin has long been part of a bubbling, burgeoning acid house underground in the UK. In his previous partnership, Eskimo Twins, he became known as one of the best resident DJs in the UK, skilfully warming up for some of the biggest DJs in the world with charismatic house and tempo of the sort that never felt the need to burst the BPM barrier. Then, under the name Heretic, he specialised in perfectly measured druggy ‘chug’ that stood out from the pack.More recently, Clerkin has been operating under his given name. And although his trademarks are still much the...

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#PHANTASYMIX 16: Charlotte Bendiks

Slowly, surely and charismatically, Charlotte Bendiks has become one of dance music’s most exciting and offbeat new figures. The Norwegian DJ and producer has already released on Comeme and Hivern Discs, and garnered a reputation for her unpredictable sets that explore the more unexpected ends of house and electronic music in general. As such, she makes the perfect candidate for the latest edition of the #PHANTASYMIX. Bendiks is also a keen conversationalist, as demonstrated in this transcribed semi-regular catch up with our own John Thorp, in which Charlotte lets us in on the somewhat depressing secrets of Norwegian drinking culture,...

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#PHANTASYMIX 15: Dark Circles

Dark Circles have only been releasing music over the past few years, each time with infrequency but serious impact, and always on their own, specially tailored imprint, DC Trax. They also nailed a weird and wonderful remix of Phantasy’s own Future Four (a creative partnership between Erol Alkan and The Emperor Machine founder, Andy Meecham), which has become a go-to selection for the likes of Gerd Janson.Consisting of the acid-tinged dream team of Iain Bogg and Matthew Waites, both of whom have been DJing for decades, the music of Dark Circles is a case study in the power of acid...

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#PHANTASYMIX 14: Justin Cudmore

In a scene dominated by diggers, dealers and the self-indulgently eclectic, it can be inspiring to come across an artist who above all, just wants to make it bang. Justin Cudmore has been immersed in music since his early teens, making an impact in both Chicago, where he studied and progressed to work for the sadly defunct, once influential dance music site, Little White Earbuds, to his current tenure in New York, where he’s a regular at rave institution The Bunker, and further afield across the USA’s rapidly expanding, socially vital queer party scene.Cudmore is flawless when it comes to...

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