Durrr’s Rory Phillips has been bringing his signature sound to London’s indie chic and underground cool for the last 10 years with residencies at Erol Alkan’s seminal Monday night Trash, revered east London night Our Disco and now that semi-regular hub of cool Durrr. In addition to his DJing responsibilities Rory is also a noted producer and remixing, making him the ideal candidate to ship off to Croatia to helm the good ship Durrr at Stop Making Sense festival a super person to have play our SMS warm-up party with Body Talk this Saturday. We pinned him down for a five-minute chat ahead the upcoming festival and impending party…
Can you describe Durrr for the uninitiated?
Transient love and dancing with myself, The Lovely Jonjo, and our friends from around the world.
What do you miss most about Trash?
I miss the time more than anything, that excitement of styles colliding for the first time, things that seem very much standard now.
What’s your favourite end of the night track?
Carol King – I Feel The Earth Move
What’s your favourite drum machine?
The Siel MDP 40, an almost toy-like drum machine, think that crunchy Storm Queen clap sound.
What/who are you excited for at this year’s Stop Making Sense festival?
I’m excited for the family feel of it more than anything, us, Superstore and all of the other London crews. I’m looking forward to seeing Lil Louis for the first time and Jimmy Edgar is always great.
Who are you favourite band right now?
I’m currently in a serious relationship with the Chromatics album Kill For Love.
Tell us about the Singles Club!
Glad you asked! It’s called Mixed Fortunes and the simple version is that I am releasing 6 12″ records throughout 2012 of my own original material and you can subscribe to get them delivered straight to your letterbox, along with digital versions, for less than just the WAVs would cost on Beatport. All the info is at: www.mixed-fortunes.com
What’s your one essential item (bar headphones and music) for your Stop Making Sense suitcase?
It’s a tie between sunblock and white loafers.
Rory Phillips plays Body Talk Presents: Stop Making Sense this Saturday 19th May alongside Hannah Holland (Batty Bass, Paris Acid Ball), Mikki Most (Trailertrash) Nadia Ksaiba (Rhythm Connection and Rokk plus the funky fresh Body Talk residents Charlie Bones & Tristan Reed.
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