DAIRMOUNT (BE / ARTIST / A&R / FOUNDER)
Born in Brussels, Belgium / Based in Berlin, Germany
Curated & signed works of Basic Soul Unit, Aaron Carl, Art Of Tones, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Marlow, Sasse, Andreas Saag, Joel Alter, Andre’ Lodemann & more.
Red Bull Music Academy alumnus of the Berlin promotion 1999
Shared the decks with a revered all stars cast over the years : Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Ian Pooley, Chateau Flight, Kirk Di Giorgio, The Revenge, Jazzanova, Jimpster, Atjazz, Dj Sneak, Dimitri From Paris, the Revenge, Mad Mats, Lefto, Rainer Trüby, Sasse, 4Hero, Gilles Peterson, Robert Owens, Doc Martin & many more
Played the last 20 years across USA, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, France, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Kazakhstan…
COMING UP / To celebrate his 20 years of djing, Dairmount will release SENTIMENTALITY, a compilation of rare personal vinyl classics & timeless nuggets on Room With A View.
DAIRMOUNT RADIOSHOWS & PODCASTS ON Sweatlodge Radio / Metronomic Family / Soundcloud / Mixcloud
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DAIRMOUNT INTERVIEWS ON Melbourne Deepcast / Deep Absurdum
DAIRMOUNT’S LATEST RELEASE
DAIRMOUNT’S LATEST GIGS
DAIRMOUNT ON THE ROAD in 2011 – 2012
13.01.11 Berlin /RWAV Night @ Cookies with Berardi & Joel Alter
14.01.11 Stockholm /@ Berns with Dj Yellow
15.01.11 Gothenburg / @ Yaki-Da
23.01.11 Cannes / @ MIDEM 2011
05.02.11 Berlin / RWAV Night @ Kleine Reise with Berardi & Marlow
12.03.11 Miami / WMC with Halo, Lars B, Doc Martin, Dj Sneak…
26.03.11 Hamburg / RWAV 2years @ U&G with Saag, Berardi & J. Rothstein
01.04.11 Manheim / with Berardi @ Disko Zwei
06.04.11 Berlin / Sweatlodge Night @ Tresor
25.06.11 Paris / Komplex De Deep @ Chez Moune with Master-H
16.09.11 Berlin /with Catz & Dogz, Lee Jones @ Kater Holzig
24.09.11 Istambul / RWAV night @ S14 with Art Of Tones
07.10.11 Hamburg / Burning Brightly @ Moondoo with Mad Mats
15.10.11 Istanbul / @ Roxy Club
22.10.11 Amsterdam / ADE @ Canvas with Art Of Tones & Atjazz
05.11.11 Berlin / BerMuDa Days @ Tresor with Paul Woodford, Nick Harris, Ed Davenport, Oliver Deutschmann, Elie Eidelman
09.12.11 Hamburg / Burning Brightly 2 With The Revenge @ Moondoo
17.02.12 Hamburg / Burning Brightly 3 With Rainer Trüby @ Moondoo
18.02.12 Freiburg / Rootdown with Rainer Trüby @ Waldsee
08.03.12 Paris / @ Mama Shelter Hotel
09.03.12 Paris / Confused with Da Vince @ Djoon
18.04.12 Berlin / @ Plus4 Bar, Tresor with Elie Eidelman, Q-Zen
20.04.12 Hamburg / Burning Brightly 4 With Art Of Tones @ Moondoo
27.04.12 Gothenburg / @ Locatelli
28.04.12 Gothenburg / @ Locatelli
24.05.12 Berlin / @ Badeschiff with Joel Alter & Marlow
08.06.12 Hamburg / Burning Brightly 5 With Da Vince @ Moondoo
16.06.12 Istanbul / @ Icebar
17.08.12 Hamburg / Burning Brightly 6 With Nacho Velasco @ Moondoo
24.08.12 Amsterdam / The Warm Up with Leyo, Oliver Boogie @ Club Up
06.10.12 Palma de Mallorca / Dairmount @ Garito Café
12.10.12 Hamburg / Dairmount @ Burning Brightly 7 With Rustam Ostpanoff @ Moondoo
13.10.12 Riga / Dairmount @ Berlin Calling, Amber Muse with Bogdan Taran & Max Lomov
20.10.12 Amsterdam / Dairmount @ ADE Special with Paskal & Urban Absolutes, Mad Mats, Tooli
24.10.12 Berlin / Dairmount @ Tresor Plus4 Bar with Jona
17.11.12 Munich / Dairmount @ x-Ray, Charlie with Manuel Kim
08.12.12 Stockholm / Dairmount @ Unfokused, Nordic Light Hotel
14.12.12 Hamburg / Dairmount @ Burning Brightly 8 With LeftO @ Moondoo
Dairmount, founder, A&R & artist of Room With A View, is the true soul & ambassador of the label that he created in 2009. He is a longtime independent music activist born in Belgium, formerly known by most as Philarmonix. A natural “freestyler” embracing anything soulful & groovy since the late 80’s , Dairmount played & travelled the world for 15 years before settling down in Germany in 2003.
Collecting records since his childhood, Phil slowly discovered the world of spinning with his early Hip Hop heroes such as Dj Premier & Pete Rock, early records of Acid house and the versatility of Gilles Peterson’s Talkin Loud imprint. As a result of this, he immersed himself in the deepness of the Black music history : Jazz, Latin , Hip Hop, Detroit Techno, House and Afro Funk entered his record collection.
In the nineties, he quickly built himself a solid reputation in the underground club circuit that granted him to play at several major events in Benelux including the famous Eskimo nights (before it became a famous label) or big festivals as Dour, 10 Days Off or Axion Beach and extended his dj trips across Europe & overseas alongside prestigious spinners such as Kevin Saunderson, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Rainer Trüby, Derrick May, Mad Mats, Dimitri from Paris, Fred Everything, King Britt, Kirk Di Giorgio, Jimpster or 4hero and opened concerts for performers like Herbie Hancock and St Germain. He also proudly represented Belgium at the 2nd edition of the now world reknown Red Bull Music Academy held in 99 in Berlin.
Phil contributed during 8 years as one of the main editors of the respected Plastiks magazine in Belgium before founding in 2003 metronomic-family.com, a web portal as a means to share his musical beliefs with a worldwide audience. Overwhelmed by positive feedback of hungry music lovers worldwide, the site managed to create a prolific discovery factor that contributed many upcoming artists & underground labels to reach a wider audience.
Known by many as a “man of challenge & initiative”, Phil moved from his native Brussels in 1999 to explore other countries leading him to live a transatlantic passion for Montreal (where he managed & restyled the legendary Primitive record shop) and landed in Hamburg in 2003. Actively taking part to future developments of the ever-changing music industry, Phil took part to the digital revolution in its early steps and became in 2004 (till present) A&R and label manager of respected labels such as Trusme’s Prime Numbers, Gerd’s 4Lux Black, Soulphiction’s Philpot, Jazzanova’s Sonar Kollektiv, Jimpster’s Freerange, Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature and many others inside the team of the respected digital indie Finetunes.
Besides his dedication & work for others, Phil stepped in the studio in 2005 to give birth to his early production projects such as Smiles Ahead (with David Alexander) & Petter & Dairmount (with Ralf Petter) which resulted in remix works for artists as diverse as “ex-Beanfield” Sandboy, swedish prodigies Hird & Yukimi Nagano (from Little Dragon fame) & NYC’s producer Moses McClean on labels like Hinterland (Ger), DNM (Swe) and Still Music (US).
With great encouragements and plays from luminaries as Jimpster, Atjazz, Laurent Garnier, Mr Scruff, Sasse or Jazzanova, he caught the virus trying more and more to escape his busy schedule to push his production skills.
This led Phil to become Dairmount, his new identity & production moniker and to create his own production unit with his long time friend Marino Berardi (known as Dairmount & Berardi) & to the accomplishment of his long time dream, the launch of his own label, Room With A View, in April 2009.
Following 2 first EP’s in 2009 & 2010, 2011 was a busy year on the remix tip with reworks for Atjazz, Jimpster, Audio Soul Project, Feygin and Master-H on labels such as Freerange, Atjazz Record Company, Composite, Fresh Meat & Komplex de Deep. In 2012, Phil relocated himself & the label in Berlin where he is fully operating today. A new release called Dust Devil (recorded between Gothenburg & Berlin with Nowakowski) is due this autumn.
Dairmount Presents Retroperspective 3 compilation on Room With A View / February 2012
Dairmount & Berardi’s My View Of The Room compilation on Room With A View / August 2011
Dairmount & Berardi’s remix of My Bluff by Audio Soul Project on Fresh Meat besides mixes by Iz & Sasse / May 2011
Dairmount & Berardi’s remix of The Drifter Who Can’t Let Go by Master-H Ft. Alice Orpheus on Komplex De Deep / June 2011
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 05 Pt1 & 2 compilation on Room With A View / May & June 2011
Dairmount & Berardi’s remix of Alsace & Lorraine by Jimpster on Freerange besides mixes by Josh Wink & Ripperton / April 2011
Dairmount & Berardi’s remix of Sayin Goodbye by Feygin on Composite / February 2011
Dairmount Presents Retroperspective 2 on Room With A View / Compilation of 2010 highlights of the label / Out in february 2011
Dairmount & Berardi Presents Love Unltd EP / First EP on RWAV of the mighty duo / Out in October 2010
Art Of Tones Presents My View Of The Room / First compilation of the serie compiled by AOT / Contains the exclusive Dairmount & Berardi Dub of André Lodemann’s Dark Edge and Dairmount & Berardi’s Omni / Released in August 2010
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 04 / Compilation of exclusive material of MCDE, Joel Alter, Art Of Tones, John Berg & more
Contains the exclusive Dairmount & Berardi Dub of André Lodemann’s Dark Edge / out in April 2010
Dairmount Presents Retroperspective / Compilation of remixes of the label / out in january 2010
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 03 / Compilation of exclusive material of MCDE, Sasse, Art Of Tones and others
Contains the exclusive Dairmount & Berardi’s Static Off (Dust Away) track / Released in October 2009
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 02 / Compilation of exclusive material of Honesty, Jimpster, Art Of Tones and others
Contains the exclusive Dairmount & Berardi’s Omni track / Released in July 2009
Petter & Dairmount’s Subakuatik Blues EP / Including remixes by Russ Gabriel & Sasse / Released in may 09
Honesty’s Renaissance EP / including Dairmount & Honesty Perspective / Released in may 09
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 01 / Compilation of exclusive material of Abacus, Marlow and others
Contains the exclusive Dairmount & Berardi’s Bass-Ment Tale track / Released in April 2009