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Rory Phillips

Rory Phillips

By Whitney Weiss

Super-duper guest of honour at Saturday night party Les Poppeurs is London legend and DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Rory Phillips. From his time at Trash alongside Erol Akan to his stint guiding the fabulous East London party Durr, Rory has played a pivotal role in underground dance floor debauchery. His new monthly night, Creatures, takes place at Dalston venue The Victoria, sometimes involves friends guest-DJing, and has a delightfully laid-back policy that “dancing is not mandatory, but encouraged.” As Rory has a pleasantly eclectic (and vast) knowledge of music, it only seemed right to ask him about some records that are near and dear to his heart.

The first record that you remember buying?

The Beastie Boys - No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn

A record that is absolutely quintessentially London for you?

Soft Cell - Seedy Films

A record that never, ever leaves your record bag?

Banbarra - Shack Up

A record that you really wish a DJ would play one night when you just want to have a dance?

Teddy Pendergrass - You Can’t Hide From Yourself

A record that reminds you of when you first started clubbing?

Dub Narcotic Sound System - Fuck Shit Up

A record that you’re dying to remix?

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi Love

 A record that always makes you think of Superstore?

Paul Parker - Right on Target

A record that’s missing from your collection?

Dorothy - I Confess

 A record that you can’t stop listening to this summer?

Jack J - Thirstin’

A record that you wish you’d written?

Harry Nilsson - Together

Catch Rory with Jonjo Jury, Whitney Weiss, Richard Kahwagi, Elles, and Rachael at the next Les Poppeurs, Saturday August 22!

Go in the running to win a Les Poppeurs Prize Pack here!

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