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PHILLIPE (confusion / beat busters)
phillipe is part of confusion – an association based in Croatia and set on promoting audio-visual arts. Confusion (cfsn) was formed nine years ago when a couple of loyal friends with a clear vision, some money and a bunch of motivation went off to promote breakbeat and drum&bass music along with visual arts in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Soon enough, all their effort brought about a happy audience and their most popular event - Illectric funk became the biggest party of the sort in Croatia, attracting as much as 1200 people to the venues. As the growing audience wanted more, cfsn decided to start a festival of their own - Illectric Funk Festival which also presented the rarely heard types of electronic music and introduced the globally popular dubstep to Croatian clubbers for the first time. Illectric Funk Festival was renamed to Illectricity after three years, bringing some of the most creative and fresh artists today such as Rustie, Deadbeat, Jahcoozi, Hot City, Oneman, Jackmaster, Boom Monk Ben, CLP, Al Haca, Jon Hopkins, Cooly G, Peverelist and Various Production, along with the famous Mary Anne Hobbs, D-bridge, Klute and Panacea. (www.illectricity.com)
phillipe spinned his records in many clubs and cities all over Croatia and Slovenia, and in Macedonia, Serbia, Graz, Leibnitz and Villach in Austria, Sarajevo, Praha, Sofia... He has played at the biggest music & film festivals in this part of the Europe, such as EXIT festival in Serbia, MTV Valkana Beach fest, Lift festival/Sarajevo film festival, Elevate festival in Graz, Soundwave festival '09/'10, Outlook festival '08/'09/'10/'11, Hideout festival, Share festival in Serbia, Motovun film festival, Festival Pomladi in Slovenia, InMusic festival in Zagreb, Atlantis Summer Challenge, Priredba, Seasplash Reggae festival, Input Fest, Zagreb Film Festival, Eurokaz, to mention a few.
He has shared the stage with the likes of LTJ Bukem i MC Conrad, Black Sun Empire, Martyn, Hot City, Optical, Teebee, Calyx, EZ Rollers, The Bug, Joker, Kode 9, Dub Pistols, Modeselektor, A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Krush, Mouse On Mars, and many more.
His music interests have grown through the years, before arriving comfortably at a mixture of uk funky, future garage, barefoot, fidget / ghetto house, kuduro, ghetto tech, bass, b-more, post dubstep, dubstep, wonky, grime, 2step, garage, drum&bass, jungle, glitch hop, digital dancehall, hip-hop, electrobreaks, breakbeat, RAVE, 80"s, 90's, and whatever adds to the confusion and makes you want to dance.
phillipe's currently working as a project manager / PR for confusion and he has been coordinating a few other past projects / events such as Score* - snowboarding & music festival, european Energy Union, netherlands Roadworks project, and also developing the music program for the Jewish Film Festival, being a regional promoter for Soundwave and Outlook festival, slovenian Festival Pomladi and serbian EXIT festival. Two years ago he joined the Beat Busters collective (www.beat-busters.com), where he has been making and promoting their first digital releases on the upcoming Beat Busters label. Recently he has been spending most of his free time in his studio, working on music production (with releases on the Belgian Ice & Spice records and upcoming on the Beat Busters label) and sound design (NATO, Moth3r 3D studio, illectricity video made for MTV, and local visual artists and film producers).
C U at the other side of the decks :)
Hope U'll dance 2 my beats ♥