✖ AFTE-R-MATH // London UK
✖ DJ Producer Phil Smith // My background and influences have been from a very broad spectrum of different types of music from: Punk & Alternative Rock to Classical, Blues and Soul. Currently I have 11 years of experience in the dance music industry.
2002 – I met Grahame Farmer, Turnmills web designer and events manager – now managing director of Data Transmission online DJ & Dance music promotions. At this time I was already tuning my ears into the thriving London dance music & club scene. I had already attended the very first Global Gathering and loved every minute of the festival. This is where I first developed a love for dance music and was already involved with many very talented local DJs/Producers, including Grahame Farmer, Ian Callaghan, Simon Vegas/Simon Aspinall & Robert Passow – now the other half of M.O.D.E, amongst others. I travelled the UK supporting many local DJs in their sets.
2003 – 2008 – Turnmills in Faringdon, London – became my second home and I attended as many dance music nights as I could. Nights included: The Gallery, City Loud and Release Yourself. I had the rare opportunity of brushing shoulders with some of the biggest names on the dance music scene. Benny Benassi, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, The Chemical Brothers, The Scum Frog, Dave Seaman, Anil Chawla, Hernan Cattaneo, Roger Sanchez & Gavyn Mytchel to name but a few. I travelled to Passion in Coalville, Birmingham Code & Gategrasher in Sheffield to various nights. I attended Homelands festival. This further reinforced my love for dance music. I started making my own dance music productions from my home studio in the summer of 2005.
2009 – 2013 – I spent the following 4 years learning to become a professional producer and DJ. I played my very first DJ set to guests in the summer of 2008. I loved every minute of it! In the summer of 2012 I played a DJ set to over 200 people at the very first night organised by local musicians. Shortly after my first DJ set in 2008 I started work on multiple music projects helping to hone my skills for later on. In 2011 I published my first promotional page on SoundCloud and started uploading my own dance music tracks. I networked with many different DJs, producers and musicians, always giving honest feedback on others work. Which I believe is what makes the industry so great. This is the result of lots of fun. Thanks for taking taking your time to read.