Phil Thompson began his DJing career in 1993 after
getting his first break as resident on the infamous
Manage A Trois Boat Parties in Southampton. His tenacious
appetite for House music led him further afield to the
circuits around the Southern area with regular sessions
at The House of Windsor Club and Club U.K in London.
At this stage in Phil's career competition to play
out and keep hold of a residency was fierce. To be a
DJ was all he wanted, but in a sea of wannabe DJs his
talent was for the most part undiscovered and unheard,
but as the old adage goes 'the cream always rises to
In 1994 Phil invested in some studio equipment and set
himself a goal of five years to develop his sound into
what it is today. Building his studio from scratch he
taught himself how to use the equipment, and began blending
a mixture of tribalistic beats, chants and rhythms with
basic drum and bass to come up with his own unique sound.
Determined to get recognition Phil churned out track
after track but received no feedback from any labels.
In 1998 Phil got the recognition he had been striving
for in the form of a phone call from Danny Howells.
He loved Phil's sound and asked him if he would cut
some tracks for his residency at Bedrock. Phil needed
little encouragement and very soon became firmly situated
in Danny's box. Phil's long term efforts were paying
off, when John Digweed received a copy of Futerized
Fears. Digweed praised the track and pin pointed Phil's
style and sound as unique, shortly after that it was
signed to Digweed's Hong Kong Global Underground. Phil
describes his music as "Head music that moves and grooves-ya
from the very depths of your soul. Always delivering,
always quality, high enough to make you happy, dark
and twisted enough to make you think. A cross over between
all the short and lazy techno tracks from Belgium, Holland
and Sweden to the full length marathon tracks made by
the British." Phil hasn't looked back since gaining
the support and recognition he has worked for over the
years. Danny Howells, Digweed, Sasha, Danny Tenaglia,
Deep Dish, Lee Burriege, and Anthony Pappa (to name
but a few) and with two tracks on both Pappa's and Howells'
CDs, but he knows he hasn't peaked yet exclaiming, "I
know I am the future, I just have to prove it".
Moonface makes frequent appearances at both Bedrock's
Heaven and Brighton. His influences include Dark Globe,
Chocolate Weasel, Big Bud, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Adam
Freeland@ Eat Static, Leftfield, Tipper, Danny Tenaglia,
Colin Dale and many more.