Rory Phillips




LAGASTA has called Rory Phillips. One of our favourite DJs and producers is coming from London to Thessaloniki this Friday (8/10) at Art House as a special guest DJ of the very popular “Can You Relate?” parties.

Before dancing to his mind-blowing remixes (we had an amazing time with him in Athens) he talked to us about his trademark telephone/headphone, his remixes, London, music and he revealed his secret wish to become a travel agent. Don’t you dare quit djing Rory!

You’ve been busy this year remixing The Golden Filter, Scissor Sisters, Crystal Castles…have you done anything else recently we may hear about this Friday at Art House in Thessaloniki?

It actually feels like I haven’t done much this year because I’ve only had a couple of things released but there’s actually about 5 remixes in limbo right now thanks to the frustrating way labels seem to work, they are all completed and accepted, just waiting to be released.

Can you imagine yourself going back and using headphones instead of your telephone?

I can’t imagine it. The thing is with the telephone, i started using it not as gimmick, rather that design wise it’s really handy when you are djing, and i’ve used one ever since my first DJ set over 10 years ago. I’ve used headphones when going back to back with friends but it definitely feels strange.

If something bad happened to you whom would you call?

My mum.

What do you love and hate most in London?

I love the sheer range of music that passes through the city, the creativity and how the arts are easily accessible, i hate that it can be incredibly fickle.

What has influenced you most in the past years?

John Peel.

What turns you on?

I love the sound of breaking glass.

If you weren’t making music, what do you think you’d be doing?

I’m giving it all up soon to become a travel agent.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?


Where are your favourite places to play?

Dublin, Osaka & Philadelphia are always fantastic. I’ve had a great time every time I’ve played Athens so hopefully this will stretch to Thessaloniki.

What is missing from the dance music scene nowadays?

Mystique and discovery.

Which is your favourite destination?

Anywhere by train.

What are your favourite tracks at the moment?

Warpaint: ‘Undertow’
Justine & The Victorian Punks: ‘Beautiful Dreamer’
Factory Floor: ‘Lying’

What ringtone do you have on your mobile phone?

I never have one. Vibrate forever.

Which song do you love to listen to while driving your car?

I can’t drive but i did do a ‘night drive’ themed mix tape for the White Light mix series.

What are your plans for the rest of 2010?

Another Hungry Beat 12″, some really exciting Durrr nights in October & December and a couple of top secret collaborations.



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