LALOOP presents Phil Weeks' "Raw Instrumental" album launch tour with DJ W!LD.
On Friday 9th of March we are delighted to announce LALOOP will begin its monthly residency at our personal favourite venue MINT Club. We think the new venue will allow us to showcase what we are really about and provide Leeds with some truly special artists that we are proud to announce.
Without further adieu, we present:
PHIL WEEKS - LIVE 909 set (ROBSOUL, Poker Flat Recordings)
DJ/producer Phil Weeks is a house music purist. His mixing is old school Chicago with a nu-school French flare going from the deepest house to the techiest. His production sounds like it could have been released in the 90’s partly because he uses the same gear – 808’s, 909’s, 606’s, even vintage keys. He likes his mixes dirty, and knows how to rock a crowd with a heavy hitting bass line. Phil Weeks is a house purist dedicated to bringing the world only proper house music with his DJing, his producing and his label, Robsoul Recordings.
A true lover of house music, Phil Weeks’ DJ career started 15 years ago. With skills comparable to the best and crowd-pleasing track selection it wasn’t long before Phil Weeks became a major player in the house music scene. He’s played some of the world’s most renowned venues like Queen’s Club, Circus, Ministry of Sound, Back to Basics, and Stereo.
By 2000 he was ready for the next step and Robsoul Recordings was born. Originally the label was meant as an avenue for Phil to release his own tracks the way he wanted to and the success was more than he anticipated. Phil Weeks’ early release “It Put Me Well” became classic in a couple of months. NO Phil Weeks is one of the worlds most sought after producers saving his best work for his label.
It wasn’t long before this success lead to the decision to sign other artists to the label. Consequently Robsoul is now one of the world’s most renowned and respected house music labels featuring some of the world’s best like Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, David Duriez, No Assembly Firm, Fries and Bridges(his duo with Hector Moralez), and Chris Carrier. Releases are selling out in a time when many labels aren’t able to keep afloat. But Phil Weeks’ isn’t one to brag about this. To him it’s all about keeping proper house music alive. Which just goes to show Phil Weeks is a house purist.
DJ W!LD - (Circo Loco, ROBSOUL, OFF Recordings)
Circo Loco and DC10 resident DJ W!LD is no stranger to the electronic music scene.
It was when Guillaume Duchastel de Montrouge, aka DJ W!LD moved to Paris 1996 took to the decks. He was quickly DJing in the trendiest clubs in Paris : the Palace, the Queen, the Rex, etc. He meets then the DJ & producer Peter Rauhofer, and under the "House Heroes" pseudonym, they release the international hit "Magic Orgasm" which was Nº1 in several countries.
In 2009, W!LD became part of the Circo Loco family and became a resident DJ for the wild party crowd and by 2010 his career furthered when he joined Sven Vath's Cocoon family. Nowadays W!LD regularly plays with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos around the world.
In 2011, DJ W! LD launched a new record label; 'W', a label in which him and his peers can express themselves without constraints; on which he released his debut album "Palace", reflecting his experience and his musical influences (acid house, techno, disco, soul, etc.). The first 3 vinyl albums (W2, W3 and W4), with songs like "Take a trip" and "Palace" have been globally acclaimed and reached the top of the charts on many sites such as Beatport.
ANGUS JEFFORD - (Say Ahh! Records, Kaluki Music, LALOOP)
Manchester based Angus Jefford prides himself in producing eclectically influenced house music predominantly from the Chicago and Detroit house music scenes of the 90's.
Since the age of 16 Angus' was exposed to the house music movement and from this age has been working on his raw 4/4 sound with releases on London's 'Lost My Dog' and Manchester's 'Kaluki music'.
As a DJ Angus can be found playing sets full of swinging house gems from a well refined music collection that are guaranteed to get a crowd moving."