During his journalistic career writing for the likes of The Independent, Observer Music Monthly, and The New Statesman, Phil wrote features on Massive Attack, Moby, Gogol Bordello, Steve Reich, Herbie Hancock, David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Richard Thompson, Gang Of Four, Placebo, Air, Rufus Wainwright, TV On The Radio, and many more. He covered rock, pop, electronic, folk, world and classical, which was sometimes challenging but always fun.
He’s also compiled over sixty compilations including ‘Miriam Makeba: South African Skylark’, ‘Kelly Joe Phelps: Roll Away The Blues’, and the Huey Morgan and DJ Format favourite ‘Eastern Bloc Funk Experience’. As a DJ he’s played numerous festivals and support slots for the likes of The Gotan Project and Misty In Roots, but these days is mostly immersed in music production under various monikers. He also claims to have a connection to mysterious collective The Gaslight Troubadours, who have worked with Marc Almond and Professor Elemental.