Founded in London in 2007, Phantasy has steadily transformed into one of the UK’s most diverse and artistically ambitious small labels. Neither rooted in electronic or alternative music, Phantasy small but expanding stable of artists work closely with founder and creative director Erol Alkan, to achieve the best possible sound and vision for a diverse audience.


#PHANTASYMIX 15: Dark Circles

Dark Circles have only been releasing music over the past few years, each time with infrequency but serious impact, and always on their own, specially tailored imprint, DC Trax. They also nailed a weird and wonderful remix of Phantasy’s own Future Four (a creative partnership between Erol Alkan and The Emperor Machine founder, Andy Meecham), which has become a go-to selection for the likes of Gerd Janson. Consisting of the acid-tinged dream team of Iain Bogg and Matthew Waites, both of whom have been DJing for decades, the music of Dark Circles is a case study in the power of acid techno, with shades of Chicago jack and even the vintage days of proper proggy house. We caught up with DC’s own beloved North-Londoner, Iain Bogg, to talk formative influences, the benefits of running your own imprint and why despite their fruitful studio partnership, we might not be hearing a Dark Circles LP anytime soon >> Follow Dark Circles:


 2018-09-13  1h7m