One day he saw a TV trailer from ID-T for its Thunderdome Hardcore Sampler and since then he was interessted in electronic music and started visiting the upcoming raves and parties. After his first rave at the legendary "Alter Flughafen / München-Riem" in 1992, he decided to DJ. He has been impressed so much in getting people to dance to his sound and this passion is still burning.
After some gigs between rock and hip hop DJ..s, he got asked for his first DJ residency in a club called La Grange. He played there for about 3 years and because of the bookings, he met many DJ..s and most of them became very good friends. During this time, he met his label partner Harald Klotzberg. Because of the La Grange residency, he got offered residencies in 2 more clubs, Klangmine & Cave Club in Ulm. Since then, David has been well known in the South German scene and bookings throughout Germany results.
As a result of his gigs around Germany, David was booked for the legendary Nature One (1997) where he played at the big "Century Circus" tent.
At this time, he started to dream of having his own label and his partner Harald Klotzberg did as well. During an AfterHour in Winter 1999, both decided to stop dreaming and they started. Harald already had a name for the label, Decomplex Audio, and a project name for the live-act was quickly found. Aqualab & Davis was born. After their first releases on Decomplex Audio, national and international bookings resulted.
David played big parties like Nature One, Liberty One, Love Stern Galaktika (Berlin), Shiva (Switzerland), Street Parade (Zürich), Love Parade, Space (Ibiza) and so on... Now, David has several projects running. David Phillips (Techhouse, Minimal, Minimal Techno) and David Phillips & Marcel Best (Electro/Techhouse/Minimal). He produces for different labels like Fassade Records (Germany), Omnis Rec. (USA), Jetlag Rec. (Germayn), Basilensis (Switzerland), MUE (Spain), BlackSun (Spain), Exquisi Tech (Spain), Knob (USA) and in 2003, David and Harry started some additional labels.
David Phillips is on of Germany..s .. premium Minimal Techno/House DJ and producer. His album, The Man on the Drums on Global Ritmico 003 was charted at ..2 on the Balance Record Pool and has received massive support from all big DJ's around the world. His own label, Global Ritmico continue to grow strongly.
After the big rebirth from the Label in 2009 David Phillips and Global Ritmico Rec. earn big support from Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, DJ Hell, Anthony Rother, Monika Kruse, Anja Schneider, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, M.A.N.D.Y., Nich Holder, Danny Tenaglia, Paco Osuna, Claude von Stroke, Sander Kleinenberg, Roger Sanchez, John Selway, Noir, Gel April, Wally Lopez, Ali Kuru, Slam, Alexi Delano, Loko, Björn Wilke, Chris Fortier, Anderson Noise, Stanny Franssen, Angel Alanis, Min, 16 bit Lolitas and many many more. In the future, there will be some cool new and fresh productions with a lot of DJ..s from around the globe on his labels. Watch out.
David Phillips (DJ)’s tracks