One of the most prominent players in the electronic music scene since its early days in the UK, Phil Hartnoll needs no introduction.
As one half of the world renowned duo Orbital, Phil has helped to produce some of the most groundbreaking works in the history of electronic music. Additionally, he has established himself as a prominent solo DJ through his extensive playing over the past 10 years. Playing a mixture of styles depending on the event from House to breaks to tech house to disco-upbeat hard fun with a splattering of... [read more]
remixed Orbital tracks. Phil makes a lot of eye contact with the audience and interacts with them as he plays.
Orbital, one of the most innovative British dance acts of all time announced at the end of 2014 that they are calling time on their 25-year career following their successful 2008 reunion but Orbital fans need not be in the doldrums however, as Phil continues to focus on new collaborations and his ongoing, successful DJ career.
Phil’s reputation as a solo artist has grown to match that of his live Orbital performances. His DJ gigs have included noteworthy locations and shows in Asia alongside the likes of Mark Knight, Basement Jaxx, Cristian Valera and Marco Bailey.
In the recent years Phil has taken his DJ set all over the world from festivals in Thailand & Japan, to private parties in New York, London and Paris and to clubs all over the UK & Europe, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Moscow, Madrid, Valencia and many gigs in Asia including the massive Nagisa Music Festival in Japan and the Jungle Experience in Koh Phangan.
Phil’s passion for performing as an individual DJ as well as for playing live with Orbital has served to broaden his musical scope and reach, allowing him to share his wealth of talent through multiple channels. As a DJ, he draws much inspiration from music that other producers are making, and loves searching through tunes in order to find that perfect juicy track. Phil’s DJ sets are streamlined while still maintaining unpredictability and eclecticism. While he loves to mix it up, playing a mixture of his own exclusive Orbital remixes, old tracks and new and the message it always the same – it’s party time.
Named after Greater London’s own circular autobahn, the M25, and central to the early rave scene and party network in the South East during the halcyon ‘daze’ of Acid House, Orbital was formed by Phil and his brother Paul in the late 1980s. Orbital released a string of classic and celebrated 1990s singles including “Chime,” “Style,” “The Box” and “Satan.” Their performance at Glastonbury in 1994 is rated as one of the top 10 live performances ever at the festival. Paul and Phil put their partnership on hold in 2004 and Phil moved on to form “LongRange” and produced the album “Madness and Me” while also developing his love of DJing, but a five-year absence from Orbital only increased demand for their exhilarating music and legendary live shows.
Decades after they first crossed over from rave-scene favourite’s to chart stars with their evergreen electro anthems, you can still hear echoes of their pulsing, melodic, emotionally uplifting sound everywhere you turn.
In 2012, Orbital played noteworthy European festivals and venues, including Space Ibiza, Creamfields Andalucia, Secret Garden Party, and Royal Albert Hall in London. Orbital also returned to the United States for the first time in many years, playing massive electronic festivals such as Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, and Decibel Festival and also performed at the prestigious opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London.
They released Wonky, their first new album in 8 years. Both timeless and contemporary, Wonky put a vividly modern spin on their signature blend of richly melodic, deeply emotive electronica. Phil recently produced a remix of “Where is it Going” from Wonky with Steve Mac. This remix is a club oriented dancefloor track that will get you up and on your feet. After all, Phil just wants everyone to have a good time!
One of the most prominent players in the electronic music scene since its early days in the UK, Phil Hartnoll needs no introduction. As one half of the world renowned duo Orbital, Phil has helped [...]