Emerging during dubstep’s halcyon days of 2008, Phaeleh (aka. Matt Preston) has managed to transcend the genre that birthed him and develop a strong and devoted following all of his own. The Bristolian producer’s first album, ‘Fallen Light’, received praise for its deft combination of ambient textures and musicality with sub bass power, marking him out as one of the scene’s most versatile and interesting producers. With his recently released second album ‘Tides’ arriving at a time when dubstep is practically a dirty word, it’s no surprise to hear him experimenting even more. On the LP, you can hear him fulfilling the potential he hinted at on his debut and then some, with jazz, folk and electronica influences coming to the fore. To give us an insight on the music that inspired him, Matt compiled a long, sprawling mix that touches on everything from Tricky to Boards of Canada and LTJ Bukem with a healthy portion of Aphex Twin to boot – traversing 123 tracks in 80 minutes.
Full interview here: http://hyponik.com/2013/07/influences-mix-phaeleh/
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