“Music is feeling, expressing the inexpressible, the few indefinable moments that define us all”
Philip Tse aka DJ Lil’Phil began DJing in 1995, making a transition from his days as a guitarist, trading in his long hair for fat pants and two budget turntables. He played an active role in Wpg’s early underground warehouse scene, eventually moving into clubs, lounges, university radio and special events around the city.
Throughout the years, Tse’s musical arsenal has evolved into an eclectic melange of house, disco, techno, electro, down tempo, trip/hip hop, 80s, lounge, acid jazz, electronica & indie. He loves it all, but his true specialty is house music and all its subgenre crossovers: deep, funky, jazzy, lounge, garage, disco. House is where the home is.
Phil performed extensively in midwest Canada (WPG) from mid nineties up until around 2011. In 1998, he produced the electronica radio show Phonocentric on 101.5 UMFM for a three year period. He has previously held/produced residencies at DIG Fridays @ the Horeshoe Cabaret, Thursdays @ Wellingtons, I love Sundaes @ Bar Itala and Fridays @ Wasabi Next Door Lounge. In 2004, he also worked with Vinyl Republik, helping build the new local electronica record label, coordinating PR and events across Canada. A willingness to explore new avenues has had Phil dj at several art gallery events such as Plug-In Gallery, Ace Art. Other collaborations inclue the Fringe Festival Outdoor Stage 8 turntable dj mix-off, Film Wrap party for Guy Maddin, appearances in film and musical advisor for three day outdoor Garbage Hill DJ festival for Noam Gonick’s 2001 Sundance Festival Film, Hey Happy!
Phil took a hiatus from DJing in 2011 when he relocated to Seattle, WA to work for a well known software company. He is currently working on music production with a few DJ mixes on the side.