Influenced by listening to legendary chill out DJ Jose Padilla, Phil started his DJ career at London’s Milk Bar in 1991, playing chilled Balearic warm up sets. A chance meeting there with Jose would lead to a two year residency at Ibiza’s Cafe Del Mar, sound tracking a thousand sunsets with his vast collection of sun kissed records. It was his sets there that led him to play at Full Circle, Bugged Out and to become Leftfield’s tour DJ.
His huge knowledge of the chill-out genre earned Mison a chance to put out his first compilation “Original Chill Out” in 1995. With its beatless, mood-friendly approach to mixing electronic music, it was something of a groundbreaking collection. Since then he has gone onto release a further 15 compilations, including 5 volumes of the hugely popular “Real ibiza” series, “Soundcolors” and volume 6 of “Originals”.
Phil contiunes his busy schedule producing and djing all over the globe. He curated “Balearicos” the last two summers, an open air events in London’s shoreditch. Guests included Pete Herbert, Ray Mang, Justin Robertson, Jamie Tiller (music for memory), Velvet Season’s Gerry Rooney, Paul Mudd, Moonboots, Faze Action, Max Essa and balearic legends Nancy Noise and Leo Mas.
Regular spots include the standard an sunset beach in New York, the Claremont 56 boat party at Love International in Croatia, the Apple flower festival in Denmark, Denis Simachev in Moscow, sunset sessions in Italy and Bestival.
He also hosts regular nights at London’s high end audio spot Brilliant Corners where he has invited Justin Strauss, Ruf Dug and Basso to play. Phil was also invited to play by the pool at dj Harvey’s mercury rising
party in Ibiza, Inspirations in Amsterdam, Disco not Disco in Belgrade and the Aficionado stage at Moovin festival to name but a few.
“Just Landed”, the new Cantoma album will be released in 2016. Following on the chilled balearic vibes of the first two albums, “Just Landed” features Javier Bergia, an integral part of the “atrium musicae” and “finis africae” groups of Spain in the 80’s, Bing Ji Ling, key member of balearic supergroup Paqua and Brenda Ray whose “theme” is a highly sought after classic in baleric circles, Finland’s Suad Khalifa also returns to lend her blissed out vocals to two tracks.
Phil is also working on “Ambala”, a project for Kenneth Bager’s Music for Dreams label in Copenhagen, a slightly more uptempo affair, legends laidback feature alongside one of Denmark’s finest guitar players, Jacob Gurevithsch.