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Its with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our friend and brother Phil Asher on the 21 January 2021.

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most prolific dj/producers and has been indispensable to the progressive musical landscape over the past 15 years.

Phil has completed well in excess of 200 of his own productions, as well as innumerable remixes. From his first gig at Legends and London’s first House club Delirium in 1991 (slipping on a record when Noel Watson went to the toilet) to more recent gigs at, Inspiration Information, and Soul Heaven at Ministry of Sound in London, Phil has played the length and breadth of the UK, as well as, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Brazil, Japan, Canada, United States, New-Zealand and Australia.

Surrounded by music and records from an early age his Dad worked at Harlequin records, bringing home all the latest releases to a young and eager Phil. He went on to work in Quaff Records and Vinyl Solution, two of London’s finest record stores, instrumental in pushing house and soulful music in London.

Along with Luke McCarthy, Phil is the founding member of the restless soul Production Team, which also incorporates producers Dominic Jacobson, Taxi Driver, Aaron Ross and Felix Hopkins and Latest recruits Jose Carretas, Bopstar & Craig Whitfield (HHA). He also produces under various aliases and he is also recognised as being one of the pioneering forces in the West London (Broken beat) movement. Phil has been an instrumental part to the scene, from being a founding member of the CO-OP club alongside Dego, I.G.Culture and Demus, Afronaut & G-Force, to representing and promoting the West London sound worldwide.
He is one of those hardworking soul soldiers trying to unite the love for soulful music, breaking down musical frontiers and releasing an eclectic output of quality music.

His first album production was for New Zealand’s Nathan Haines. The production of ‘Sound Travels’ really showed Phil’s true skills. Three years down the track and the collaboration continues. Nathan Haines second album ”Squire for Hire” was released. Again you can hear the distinct yet eclectic sound of Phil’s writing and production skills.

In 2002 French label Versatile approached him to produce an album. The label bosses used the exact words of, “you can do whatever you want”. He did just that and the result is “Sweet and Sour” a bittersweet journey into the eclectic preferences of Phil Asher. The Co-op anthem “Having your Fun” rocked the dancefloors on all music genres.

Present Day

The recent project for Phil now is producing two new songwriters, Shea Soul and Zansika, with Songs out on Seasons recordings, Raw Fusion, Loungin and
forthcoming on Especial and Suburban. He has just finished recording an Lp called “Deep Electronic Sound” under the guise Phlash & Friends, on Archive Records.
featuring Shea, Zansika, Light Particle, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Karizma, Zaf, Danny Huckridge, Lady Alma, Ommas & Benji B, Sandra Nkake and a host of discovered and yet to be found talent. Phil once again will be doing whatever he wants on this project, but stresses it should be filled under House Music.

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Artist Title Label
Pascals Bongo Massive Don't Get Me Started Tomato
Global Logic The Tank/Laugh of Life Basement 282
The Rising Suns Lessons EP Henry Street Music
Nu Romantix Loves Comin'/81141418 Koldhouse
World of Left Foot Hypnotic Basement 282
Los Jugaderos Let Me Down Easy Jus Trax
Unknown Factor Moonlite Defender
Overstreet Overture Tronicsole
E.Q. lateral EP Basement 282
Basic Soul Re;present/ Over the Moon Basement 282
Electric Soul A New Song/Here come one People
Phlash 3000 EP Estereo
12-Bit Rephugees Locust Bittasweet
restless soul Psykodelic Basement 282
Phoojun Blacurrent Co-op
Phoojun Rainbow restless soul
restless soul Let Your Feelings Show 2000 Black
restless soul feat. Maiya James Peace In My Life Clair Audience
Nathan Haines BELIEVE Chillifunk
Nathan Haines Earth is the Place Chillifunk
Phil Asher Namby it Aint restless soul music
Phlash & Friends revolution = solution,
Look at what weve done, Runnin,
Exaltation Archive Records
Artist Title Label
Nathan Haines Sound Travels & Squire For Hire Chillifunk
Focus Sweet and Sour Versatile
Vanessa Freeman Shades Chillifunk
Boutique Breaks Library LP Boosey & Hawkes
Phlash & Friends Deep Electronic Sound Archive Records


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Artist Title Label

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Bah Samba Portuguese Love BKO
Fonda Rae Livin'In Exctasy Freetown
Smoke City Agua's de Marco Jive
Fini Dolo Blow Arthrob
Lisa Shaw Always Naked Music
Neon Phusion Space Jam Laws Of Motion
Ramsey & Co. Love Call BBE
Daddies Favourite I Feel Good Things Go Discs
Don E Dom P Exploding Plastic
Kareem Better Exploding Plastic
Tito Puente Oye Como Va (unreleased) MCA
Jamiroquai* Supersonic & Dynamite Sony
UFO Somewhere Brownswood
Nubian Mindz Black Science Archive
Bugz In The Attic Thinkin’ of You Bittasweet
Summerland Soul Mate Naked Music
Kyoto Jazz Massive Nacer Do Soul Yellow Productions
Sia Furler W/ Roy the Roach Taken For Granted Long Lost Brother
Friel West of Motebe Transfusion
Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Airto Virgin
Da Lata Binti Palm Pictures
Jeymes Samuel When It Rains Giant Step
Mark De Clive-Love El Dia Perfecto Universal
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Gigi Gudfella Palm Pictures
4 Hero Ways of Thought Talkin’ Loud
Jody Watley Photographs Chillifink
Earth Wind and Fire Let’s Groove Sony Japan
Terri Walker Ching Ching Def Soul
Izzy Dunn Fire Fireworx
Blaze feat. Amira Think of You Slip ‘n Slide
Reel People Butterflies Papa Records
BlackJoy Metalbossa Project recordings
The Tornadoes Hui Hui Antipodean Records
Flowriders Russelology NY Soul
Love Over Money Keep on Tone Control
Zed Bias & Jenna Let me change your mind Development music
George Levin Better Life BBE
Layabouts fet Kathy Brown Choices Mn2s
Bah Samba Don’t Let the get you Down Favouritism
Osunlade Butterfly Yoruba
BTSC Love it Papa Records
Tony Allen IJO World Circuit

Artist Title Label

Various Jazz In The House 1-14 Slip ‘n Slide
Various Trust A DJ Vol 1-2 Trust a DJ
Various Phil Asher vs Chillfunk Chillifunk
Phil Asher Presents a restless soul collage Village Again

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