Upfront 085 / November 8, 2016


Phaeleh pulls together a collection of stranger and more ambient improvisations — it's quite the trip.

About this mix

The mix is a collection of stranger and more ambient improvisations I recorded whilst setting up for my recent live shows in Bristol and London. I added a few layers of synths and field recordings to a couple of sections, but most of it is just as it was recorded.


Boiler Room says...

This is a mix that is gritty, dirty, and down to earth. Trust us - this Bristol native's name is a synonym for "Fella," after all. This is, sometimes quite literally, the sound of back alleys, weird streets that are always empty, clubs and venues before anyone arrives and they appear as what they really are - dank basements that are perpetually dark and have a suspicious smell.
This is the soundtrack of the undergrowth outside the dance - away from the euphoric, pulsating hedonism, away from the music, away from the people. The result is a journey which effectively takes you from London to Bristol via all the places your mum told you never to go. But we know you're braver than that - have a peek, we dare you.
Saoirse O'Leary

Saoirse O'Leary

Saoirse joins us as UK editorial volunteer for the next three months, helping out with day to day running of the website, penning Debuts and all else.