Phil Asher Wiki – Phil Asher Biography
Phil Asher was a legendary disc jockey, producer, and record collector who got his start DJing at Delirium, one of London’s earliest house venues. His interest in music was passed down from his father who worked at a record store. He worked at both Quaff Records and Vinyl Solution in the early ‘90s while teaching himself how to make house music and DJing around London. He played his first DJ set at seminal house venue Delirium in 1991 and went on to have a prolific career spanning many aliases and working in influential dance music institutions.
His music bridged a gap between four-on-the-floor house music, broken beat, soul, and more with impeccable selection and taste. He released under monikers like Phlash, Basic Soul, E & E Soul, and Demonstration. He also curated a number of influential compilations on Slip ‘n’ Slide, including becoming part of the ‘Jazz in the House’ series. He worked with the likes of Nathan Haines, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Karizma, and Benji B, while remixing Roy Ayers, Todd Terry, and Peven Everett in the early to mid-2000s.
He founded West London’s Co-Op club in 2000 alongside IG Culture, Dego, Demus, and G-Culture, which became a hub for the broken beat sound and was featured as one of Mixmag’s 25 parties that changed dance music forever in 2015. He also worked in the English capital’s Quaff & Vinyl Solution records shops and hosted the radio program R Solution with Kirk DeGiorgio and 4hero’s Dego and Mark Mac on Kiss FM.
While speaking about the broken beat scene with Data Transmission in 2017, he said: “All I can say is I was lucky enough to be involved in a scene that was so creative and talented, it blew my mind. Some of the singers and musicians and producers from that era are visionaries. I truly believe that. Few snapshots are Co-op at the Velvet Rooms, passing by IG’s or Bugz studio and hearing new tunes in progress. Traveling the world spreading the vibe was priceless. The corner of Plastic People waiting to go on at Co-Op was always exciting.”
Speaking to Ransom Note about his desire to “only make music that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up” in 2015, he said: “Quality over quantity definitely. I’d rather take time, release some music that will be enjoyed for its merit rather than what it is. Good vibrations are more important to me than good chart positions and here-say. It’s not an arrogant vibe, it’s just as you get older your priorities change, now I strive for different goals. I have had a charmed career musically, considering I can’t actually play any instruments properly. I am super grateful and want to give something back.”
Phil Asher Age
He grew up in West London and died on January 22, 2021 at the age of 50.
Phil Asher Wife, Partner
He had only recently moved to the seaside city of Brighton with his partner Lisa.
Phil Asher Death
DJ Phil Asher reportedly died of a heart attack at the age of 50, according to Mixmag, citing friends of the DJ. The sad news of his death broke on social media on January 22, 2021. Tributes to him have been pouring in since the news broke. Alexander Nut tweeted: “Rest easy King. Awful news to hear of the passing of Phil Asher. An absolute legend and a gentleman. A humble soul whose music helped shape the world and inspired so many. Myself included. Thoughts are with his family and friends. He lives on through his music and influence.”
Phil Asher Cause of Death
According to friends of the DJ, he passed away in his sleep after suffering a heart attack.