Having witnessed first-hand the birth of rave at institutions such as Amnesia House and The Eclipse, Phutek embarked on his journey as a techno artist in the early nineties, and in the years since has established himself as a true veteran of the scene. But after more than 20 years, he isn’t slowing down – he’s only speeding up.
In recent months, his productions have peppered the sets of Cristian Varela, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz, Slam, Joseph Capriati, Nicole Moudaber and Richie Hawtin, amongst many others, but it’s perhaps Carl Cox’s unwavering support that is most notable, with Phutek’s records featuring, on average, between 3-6 times in Carl’s sets around the world.
With 2018 shaping up to be one of the biggest years yet for Phutek, we caught up with the man himself for a live interview in Liverpool’s Sefton Park, ahead of his set that night at brand new Liverpool event, All Things Techno, and with the memorial concert for his dear friend, the legendary DJ, Tony De Vit, just one week away. To mark the 20th year since Tony’s tragic passing, Phutek is due to line up alongside some of the most legendary DJs from late 90s and early 2000s this Saturday (July 7th) to pay tribute to one of the greatest DJs the world has ever seen.
In this special interview, Phutek talks about his biggest influences, including, of course, Tony De Vit, Carl Cox and other legends of the scene that he has had the privilege of working with and, in many cases, become close friends with. Phutek recalls stories from his time with Tony and a young DJ Fergie, with whom he has remained friends ever since, before bringing us up to date with his current projects, including the record he has produced with internet sensation, Bradley Gunn Raver.
Without giving away too much, there might be one or two revelations!…