DJ, Producer and label boss of Phobic Records, releasing now under his Zeitgeist alias, Richard Belsom has established himself as one of the UK’s finest up and coming talents.
No stranger to the scene, his unquenchable passion for dance music stems from over a decade of treading the boards of various clubs and events across the globe. It was this passion that inspired Richard to combine his several years of classical music training with his love of dance music to fulfil a role that would place him on the other side of the turntables by becoming a DJ, producer, and setting up his own Phobic Record label.
Since finishing in the semi finals of the Rhythm Clash DJ competition a few years back (held in association with Pioneer and Club Class), Richard’s portfolio has seen him go onto play some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the UK and Ibiza including Fabric London, Ministry of Sound, Stealth, East Village, The Aquarium, The Key, Halo, The Gallery at Turnmills, the Electric Gardens Festival (to a 3000 strong crowd), Es Paradis and Bar M to name but a few, as well as promoting his own Phobic events.
This portfolio doesnt just end there, seeing Richards success story go on to include warming up for or playing alongside some of the worlds finest artists including John Digweed, Dyed Soundorom, Danny Howells, Terry Francis, Davide Squillace, Matt Tolfrey, Dan Ghenacia, Peace Division, Layo & Bushwacka, X-Press 2, Tom Middleton, Paolo Mojo, Ashley Caselle, King Roc, Nic Fanciulli, Matthew Burton, The Electric Press, James Mowbray, Deepgroove, Simon Baker, Simon Morell, Elite Force etc.
Richard plays a very broad range of music from laid back deep house grooves & hypnotic minimal through to acid house and techno.
On the production front Richard is constantly in the studio experimenting with sound and creating tracks around the genres he loves. His work has been signed to many labels worldwide including releases out/forthcoming on Viva, Liebe*Detail, Highgrade, Wiggle, Save Room, Katchuli, Pins & Needles, Alive, Monique Musique, Phobic, Recycle, Blockhead, 3rd wave etc, gaining support from top dj's across the globe including Maceo Plex, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Audiofly, Steve Lawler, Reboot, Mr G, Davide Squillace, Troy Pierce, M.A.N.D.Y., Dachshund, Mihai Popoviciu, Marco Carola, Lee Burridge, Terry Francis, Nic Fanciulli, Florian Kruse, Danny Tenaglia, Butch, Brett Johnson, Lauhaus, Simon Baker, Slam etc
Richard Belsom’s tracks