Known as the founder of the Metronomic Family multimedia project and as a respected freestyler of the European club scene for the last decade, Philarmonix is today one of the upcoming players on the international map.
Collecting records since his childhood, Phil slowly discovered the world of spinning with his early heroes such as Dj Premier & Pete Rock, early records of Acid house and the versatility of Gilles Peterson’s Talkin Loud imprint. As a result of this, he immersed himself in the deepness of the Black music spectrum : Jazz, Latin , Hip Hop, Detroit Techno, House and Afro Funk entered his record collection. Not only has Phil played at several major events in Benelux including the famous Eskimo nights, Dour Festival, 10 Days Off Festival or Axion Beach Festival but he also delivered his selections across Europe & overseas alongside prestigious spinners such as Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Rainer Trüby, Derrick May, Mad Mats, Dimitri from Paris, Fred Everything, King Britt, Kirk Di Giorgio, Bugz In The Attic, Roni Size, Jimpster or 4hero and opened concerts for performers like Herbie Hancock and St Germain.
Phil contributed during eight years as one of the main editors of the respected Plastiks magazine in Belgium before founding in 2003 metronomic-family.com, a web portal as a means to share his musical beliefs with a worldwide audience. Quickly overwhelmed by positive feedback of hungry music lovers worldwide, this website welcomes today thousands of visitors monthly creating by fact a genuine global music community.
His natural curiosity led him to move from his native Brussels in 1999 to challenge other continents and dancefloors and to live a transatlantic passion between Montreal and Hamburg where he is residing nowadays. Actively taking part to future developments of the ever-changing music industry, Phil is also known today as digital label manager of labels such as Sonar Kollektiv, Deeper Soul, Kajmere Sound, 4Lux, Mantis, Freerange or Kindred Spirits inside the team of the reknown digital solutions company Finetunes.
Since 2004, Phil finally stepped in the studio to give birth to new production projects such as Smiles Ahead (with David Alexander) and Snatch (with Ralf Petter) which resulted in remix works for artists such as Sandboy, Hird feat. Yukimi Nagano & Moses McClean on labels as diverse as Hinterland (Ger), DNM (Swe) and Still Music (Us). With great encouragements and feedback from luminaries as Atjazz, Laurent Garnier, Mr Scruff, Domu, Needs, Volcov, Freestyle Man or Jazzanova, he caught the virus and is pushing more and more to escape his busy schedule to develop his production skills. His dj sets provide a fresh and refined definition of cutting edge international club music echoing almost all musical styles fusing House, Afro Funk, Jazz infused grooves and Hip Hop to Soul, Latin or warm electronic soundscapes always developing a sophisticated and soulful vibe throughout his performances. For him, it’s essential to remain permanently open to the pure pleasure of music without confiding it in musical ghettos and make what KRS1 called « edutainement » : entertain, educate, share and understand as life principles....
coming soon in September.....