In a male-dominated industry, it’s hard to find girl DJs who are as down to earth and talented as J. Phlip (pronounced J Flip). Hailing from the Midwest and a recent addition to the famous Dirtybird crew, J. Phlip’s debut for the label, Rumble Rumble, was released in 2008. This prolific DJ also has remixes coming out on Dotbeep and Alland Byallo’s Nightlight label. Blending the sounds of house and showing off her audio engineering skills, there’s no way one can ignore her original beats that radiate energy and innovation.
It might seem counterintuitive for a producer to detach themselves from one of the planet’s most thriving music scenes, but in the case of Julio Bashmore, that’s exactly what he did growing up in bass music hotbed, Bristol. You see, Julio’s first love is house music. And operating just on the peripheries of the city’s scene has allowed him to quietly cultivate a take on the genre unlike any other.