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Phan.tom – adj.: an image that appears only in your mind
Phantom 45, a Chicago native and drum n’ bass icon has been and continues to be the gateway through which many enter the world of Drum and Bass. Phantom has seen the world change and plays the rhythm of this transformation every weekend with his brand of smokin’ Jungle/Drum-n-Bass. Influenced by U.K. producers such as DJ Hype, Andy C. and the entire moving Shadow label, Phantom 45 began to forge a new way of presenting this musical movement in the U.S. as far back as 1991. His understanding of Breakbeats, House music and Rave culture increased his demand as a touring DJ, landing him the Chicago Krush Rinse Tour with Danny the Wildchild and Dr. Groo in 2000 and The Fully Sorted Tour in 2002! As he sees it he’s “just playing the tunes people need to hear” speaks volumes, for he spins what he feels – nothing more..nothing less.
In 2001 Phantom embarked on a mixed CD project for Strictly Hype Recordings entitled . “Booked 003”. Booked was a series dedicated to the life of the performer. The DJ that stands apart, pushing the envelope of music with his or her sets…with their music. The travelers, the artists, making their way across continents from airports to hotels and back again.
In 2002, Phantom followed up with another outstanding mix CD compilation, “Fully Sorted” on Surge Recordings.
The Phantom continues to rock the clubs in 2003 and is planning to hit the studio soon to give the people another musical masterpiece.