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#PHANTASYMIX 44: Dar Disku

Literally translating into ‘the home of disco’, the name Dar Disku has come to mean something increasingly recognised as very special indeed on the European club scene. Consisting of Mazen AlMaskati and Vish Matre, who grew up less than a mile apart in Bahrain, the pair founded the label and collective in 2019 with the intention of building a musical bridge between the UK and their home country. Championing the sounds of the Middle East, Asia and beyond, the diasporic sounds uncovered by Dar Disku emerge in glorious dancefloor technicolor, encompassing in their words, “all things high energy, new beat,...

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#PHANTASYMIX 43: Jay Carder

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 43: Jay Carder There are numerous sides to Jay Carder that demonstrate a DJ, promoter and radio host truly at ease with their own taste. With years at London’s Soho Radio under her belt, as well as leading London’s 4tothefloor collective, co-running the bubbling Erbium Records and Voyage Events, a Birmingham-based club night that focuses on curating unique extended sets and B2Bs, her role as a resident DJ has seen her perform alongside the likes of Shanti Celeste and HAAi x Daniel Avery.Describing her selections as a “concoction of heavier, leftfield bass and lighter, psychedelic techno”, this...

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#PHANTASYMIX 42: Nikki Nair

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 42: Nikki Nair Few artists have made as much of an underground impact in 2021 as Nikki Nair, and deservedly so. Now based in Atlanta, Nair has tapped into the legacy of Midwestern rave in the United States of America and applied a fresh spin, somehow connecting the dots and dancefloors of his Tennessee upbringing and the bass-pleasures of the UK. Wildly prolific and technically brilliant, Nair has released transatlantically on labels such as Scuffed and Banoffee Pies, landing unexpectedly on Dirtybird with a four-track EP ‘More Is Different’, that included ‘Socket’, perhaps the weirdest dance floor...

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#PHANTASYMIX 41: W.H. Lung

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 41: W.H. Lung W.H. Lung are a Manchester-based band who have just released their follow-up album, Vanities, a much-anticipated sophomore LP following their first, Incidental Music, which finished first in the 2019 end-of-year charts at their hometown musical store, Piccadilly Records. A far-from-difficult second abum, Vanities furthers the incessant grooves and avant-pop songwriting of their debut into “a bold electronic leap forward into the dance music they love.”As such, we’re delighted to welcome the band’s own Tom Sharkett to the latest edition of #PHANTASYMIX, contributing some of the music that continues to inspire the band, firm favourites...

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