After a 15+ year strong career deep in the funkiest and sleaziest house-music underground, Frenchman PHIL WEEKS is back with a hot new album balancing between tracky and more song-based, catchy tunes. US house legends Peven Everett and Mike Dunn are onboard for an irresistibly pimpin’ house adventure on Phil’s established label, Robsoul Recordings.
Phil Weeks is a house music purist. Whether DJing or producing, the Parisian with the huge personality delivers raw beats influenced in equal measure by classic Chicago house and nu-school French flair, underpinned with a hip-hop attitude. In the studio Phil is dedicated to classic hardware like Akaiʼs MPC 3000 sampler and Rolandʼs TR909 drum machine andhis long running Robsoul Recordings also defines him as one of the most skilled label heads in underground house music.Very productive, Phil has released more than 250 tracks and remixes since his debut in 2000, working with labels including 2020 Vision, Music For Freaks, Brique Rouge, Detour,Adult Only and his own Robsoul, which is responsible for the majority of his original output. Philʼs work can also be found in the collaborations Fries & Bridges (with Hector Moralez on “), PS Project/Bubba Beats & Kid Piston (with DJ Sneak) and Ladybird (‘Searching4Love’ and ‘Natural High’).Production highlights include Philʼs three albums ʻLove Affairʼ (2011), ʻYeah I Like Thatʼ(2003) and ʻRaw Instrumentalʼ (2012), alongside style-defining singles ʻHypnoseʼ, ʻIt Put Me Wellʼ and ʻAll Day Every Dayʼ. The music has been heavily supported by international dance press including achieving accolades such as MixMagʼs and DeBugʼs ʻAlbum Of The Monthʼ, while DJs ranging from Danny Howells and Yousef to Mark Farina and DJ Sneak consistently play his tracks. These last two years he released ‘The Art of Sampling’ and a three volumes compilation of 90s house classics, ‘Crate Diggin’. He also released really effective tracks such as ‘Show Your Love’, ‘It’s the Inside That Counts’, ‘Bad Chance Went in Thru My Mind’ or ‘Live At Palladium’ (that you will find on this new LP).Behind the decks, Phil has racked up enough air miles to take him around the world several times over, with appearances at the worldʼs leading house clubs – Sankeys, Watergate, Pacha or Kistal are all regular haunts, alongside his Paris residency ʻGet Undergroundʼ at the infamous Rex Club.Phil has also fully embraced the relationship with his fans and house music fans in general – whether through his popular ʻUnderground Chroniclesʼ video diaries on Youtube or his personal relationships on Facebook.Despite his success Phil isnʼt one to brag. To him itʼs all about keeping proper house music alive. Which just goes to prove Phil Weeks is a house music purist.