Marcus Intalex’s favourite new artist of recent times, Phil Tangent, returns to Soul:R this month with his second single “Squaring the Circle” and “Restitution. His debut, “Billie’s Smile / Lunar “, proved a discerning and unique musicality to Tangent’s sound and demonstrated a level of musical depth, which is comfortably at home in the Soul:r camp. SOULR59 will solidify the deserved recognition for Phil Tangent’s sound.
ARTIST: PHIL TANGENT
TRACK A: RESTITUTION
TRACK AA: SQUARING THE CIRCLE
FORMAT: 12” VINYL & DIGITAL
RELEASE DATE: 10/12/12
The last three years has been an exciting time for Phil to say the least. Thanks to Bailey, Billie’s Smile, produced in 2009 received numerous plays on BBC 1Xtra. Due to the positive feedback, Bailey brought the track to the attention of Marcus Intalex culminating in Phil’s first release on Soul:R and propelling him firmly into the Drum & Bass scene.
The 12” received great support from respected DJ’s and producers alike; Klute, Lenzman, Doc Scott, DJ Hype, Fabio, Random Movement, Presha, A Sides and DJ Lee to name a few, not forgetting the aforementioned Bailey and Marcus Intalex.
Phil attributes his parents’ record collection to the development of his musical style, growing up listening to a melting pot of genres including soul, reggae and world music. However, it was to be on his journeys to school listening to his Sony Walkman where he would find his true musical calling and the vehicle for where all his influences could be melded together as one.
Through listening to early LTJ Bukem mix tapes, he discovered Drum and Bass was the versatile arena where he could combine everything he loved about music and the way it could take you to another place.
Aside from production, Phil’s undeniable obsession with djing continues into its thirteenth year. Phil has been fortunate enough to fulfill a lifelong dream playing Fabric’s Room 2 for Marcus’ 21 Album launch in 2011 and playing at Soul:ution at Sun & Bass (Sardinia, Italy) in the same year.
Having released on such an influential label as Soul:R, Phil is steadily building on his initial success. He collaborated with New Zealand’s Tokyo Prose to produce ‘Parity’/’Rearview’ which saw a release on Samurai Music and recently received the remix treatment from Klute. He has also accrued a release on the Rubik imprint with ‘Forgiveness’/’’The Hardest Part’ and an EP for German label Santorin entitled ‘World’s & Stars’.
He has a 12” forthcoming on Soul:R in December 2012 (‘Restitution’/’Squaring The Circle’) and a soon to be released 12” on Commercial Suicide. The future is yet to be written, but is set to be a busy one as he goes from strength to strength.
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