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Fiery haired hard trance legend Phil York is one of the most in demand UK djs on the global hard dance scene, clocking up countless airmiles playing to sell out crowds in all 4 corners of the globe from Australia to Canada, South Africa to USA and more recently conquering European destinations such as Sweden, Spain, Finland and Denmark as well as appearing at Defqon One & Fusion Indoor festivals in Holland! Back on home turf in the UK Phil plays for every organization worth their salt including Goodgreef, Colours, Bionic, Kiddfectious, Atomik Weekender, Hindsight and his London residency at the legendary Freeformation parties!
Breaking into the scene back in 2003 with releases on one time scene leaders Nukleuz & Tidy, Phil’s euphoric sound and arm raising dj performances shot him onto the UK hard dance scene whilst at the same time co-promoting the infamous Nuklearpuppy events in Edinburgh, which gave Edinburgh debuts to the likes of Yoji, Scot Project, Judge Jules and Marco V! Over time Phil’s sound has diversified moving away from typically UK influences and taking on a European sound, allowing him to branch out into places many other UK acts haven’t.
Phil’s Tranzlation label has seen over 70 releases over the past 4 years, shifting over 80,000 units and featuring on over 70 compilations worldwide with countless anthems picking up plays from the biggest names in the business such as Lisa Lashes, Showtek, Scot Project, Alex Kidd, Tidy Boys, ASYS and Andy Whitby as well as heavy rotation play’s on Kutski’s Radio One show & Fausto’s Q-Dance Radio show, proving that its leading the way in hard trance sounds constantly evolving and pushing things forward!
Tranzlation showcases many of Phil’s own productions and collaborations with the likes of Fausto, Kidd Kaos , Dark by Design & BRK3 whilst Phil is also in high demand to collaborate and remix for artists including Lisa Lashes, Alex Kidd, Sa.Vee.Oh and Anne Savage. If this wasn’t enough Phil still finds time to co-host the Goodgreef Xtra Hard radio show alongside Kutski, Alex Kidd & Organ Donors, which is broadcast worldwide as well as regularly featuring in the top 20 downloads on iTunes podcasts!
2010 saw the launch of Phil’s groundbreaking new concept set up alongside the voice of Q-Dance radio, Fausto. International Hard Dance Sessions or IHDS for short has been hard dance’s success story of the year uniting the global hard dance scene. Hand picking key artists from each territory to showcase their hard edge sound including hard trance from Germany, hardstyle from Holland & Italy, hard dance from the UK, Tech dance from Japan and everything in-between!
The first album topped sales charts worldwide sitting on the No.1 spot on Juno for well over a month with the EPs dominating download charts and picking up plays from the most diverse range of djs for any label in the history of hard dance. IHDS received rave reviews in Mixmag (where it was the first hard dance cd to be featured in the general album section in years), as well as support from Radio One, QDance,partyflock.nl, hardstylerz.dk, dontstayin.com, hardtrax.nl, harderfaster.net and many more worldwide…
The success of this first IHDS album reflected in the tour accompanying it which kicked off with a sell out event in Helsinki turning hundreds away before heading onto Sweden, Denmark, Holland and of course the UK all in the last 3 months of 2010. Ending the year in style Phil played the midnight set at Solid NYE at PNE Stadium alongside Above & Beyond, Simon Patterson & D Block & S-Te Phan showing Phil’s demand as an international headliner as ell as his diversity as an artist!
2011 will see IHDS step up to the next level hosting arenas at major festivals worldwide kick starting with Fusion Outdoor Festival on 21st May in Zwolle, Holland as well as two albums forcast the first hitting shops worldwide in May and a special side series of IHDS presents which will focus on one country to showcase the best artists from each territory and give them the exposure they deserver on a worldwide platform!
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