Soundtrack to your week: Phaeleh

Let the UK-based producer and DJ get you through week two of 2017 with this deep playlist.
Bristol dubstep veteran during Red Bull Studios Live at Derbyshire's Zoo Project Festival in 2014.
Phaeleh © Leo Francis/Red Bull Content Pool
By Chris Parkin

Phaeleh (Matt Preston to his friends) hails from one of the UK's hottest electronic music hotbeds – Bristol. Alongside boundary-smashers Addison Groove, Joker, My Nu Leng and Pinch, he's a resident DJ at the city's Who Cares? club night and his take on the Bristol sound – weighty bass and cinematic atmospherics – pushes dubstep, garage, house, even ambience into adventurous territory.

Phaeleh's captivating 2016 album Illusion Of The Tale saw Preston create his own rich, sci-fi world, incorporating sounds recorded in cemeteries, libraries, rainforests and underground railways. And when he's not holed up in the studio, he's also a fine DJ, as you can hear from this live set recorded by RBMA Radio.

To help you through the second week of 2017, Preston has put together a collection of his go-to favourites. Here's what he has to say about his playlist.

"I think this is a collection of music that I'll always enjoy. It takes me back to a good time creatively, and offers some inspiration to get me through the week. I also included one track off my last release because the process for the album [Illusion Of The Tale] was very similar to my older stuff in the days before Phaeleh. So it seemed appropriate to get it involved."

Bristol-based electronic ace Phaeleh.
Phaeleh © Phaeleh


Plaid – Mfaus
Plaid feat Benet Walsh – Ralome
LTJ Bukem – Cosmic Interlude
Nightmares On Wax – Rise
Tadd Mullinix – Divided By Lines
Pole – Raum 1
Boards Of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden
Lackluster – Close Enough
Ochre – Sticklebrick Symphony
Preston – Swerky
Phaeleh – Hypnos

Phaeleh is on Facebook. His latest album, Illusion Of The Tale, is out now.

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