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Phil Dockerty is best known for his work as part of Futureshock, the electronic duo he formed with Alex Tepper at the end of the 90’s. But his career in production and DJing began a decade earlier when he began his DJing apprenticeship in the clubs and bars around Birmingham.
As a DJ Phil has played across the UK, Europe, South America and Asia both solo and as Futureshock. The list of venues he’s performed at includes most of the acknowledged ‘best clubs in the world’, these include: Pacha (Ibiza), Amnesia (Ibiza), EL Divino (Ibiza), Privilege (Ibiza), Yellow (Tokyo) Ageha (Tokyo), Womb (Tokyo), Pacha (Buenos Aires), Fabric (London), The End (London), Ministry of Sound (London), Sankeys (Manchester), The Arches (Glasgow), Zouk (Singapore), Propaganda (Moscow), Paradiso (Amsterdam) La Mania (Constanta, Romania) and Kristal (Bucharest).
The period between 1998 and 2003 saw Futureshock create a staggering list of remixes and by the time this remix work was scaled down, to allow time to work on their own productions, the list included: The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Moby, New Order, Groove Armada, Danny Tenaglia, Green Velvet, Luke Slater and Saint Etienne. (see discogs link above for full list)
Their Debut single ‘Sparc’ launched the Futureshock & Junior label Fuju the genre defying track found It’s way into record boxes of DJ’s from across the scene and it was this and other mixes for labels that included Bedrock, Defected, Yoshtoshi, Azuli that helped them achieve the award for ‘Best Underground Act’ (Dancestar 2001)
Futureshock released the album ‘Phantom Theory’ (Parlophone/EMI) in 2003 receiving star reviews in the dance press and launched into a diary of live shows that included Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading Festival, Homelands and Creamfields in the UK. International appearances included Dance Valley (NL), Skol Beats (Brazil), Gatecrasher (Moscow) and Zoukfest (Malaysia). They also supported Underworld on live shows across the UK and on shows in Asia, a highlight being electraglide in Tokyo.
Taking the name from the opening track of Futureshock’s 2003 album, Statikman is the alter ego of DJ/Producer Phil Dockerty.