August 6, 2010, 8:31 pm
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Here’s some long overdue melancholia to tug at yo heartstrings and jerk at yo tears…

Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Blue Mundane Video

State Mix Series #15: Phil Retrospector

Phil RetroSpector – Melancholix Anonymous by philretrospector

Just did a minimix for STATE.IE

Says editor Niall Byrne,
Numero 15 in the State Mix Series comes from Galway mashup artist and bootlegger Phil RetroSpector. Phil specialises in twisting original songs into much more than dancefloor fodder, often going for the jugular of raw emotion with a heavy dose of melancholy. He often matches these rich sonic cut and paste palettes with self-made evocative videos.

With this mix, titled the Melancholics Anonymous mix, Phil RetroSpector stretches the fabric of popular music in new and interesting ways taking in contributions from Johnny Cash, Muse, Nina Simone, David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti, This Mortal Coil and Sigur Ros.

Enjoy & weep…

Café del Mash Volume 2 – White Whisper
February 22, 2010, 10:47 pm
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The Guys over @ Mashup Industries got in touch recently and asked me for a track for Café del Mash Volume 2.
For some reason I ended cutting up George Michael and gave him a strictly horizontal makeover with spaced out Winona. The result is White Whisper.
(Well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it)
File Under: Best Served Chilled…

01. Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Tone396 Remix) 05:06
02. PingPong – Vanilla Love Tiger Needs Dope Control 06:34
03. Clivester – Mas Que Amor 06:19
04. DJ Schmolli – One Of These Nights Lily Was Here 03:37
05. ThC – Heavy Listen To Relax 05:20
06. Marc Johnce – Toxic Silvia 05:30
07. KrazyBen – Hypersonic Sweet Music 05:28
08. The Reborn Identity – I’ve Never Missed You 04:14
09. Qubic – Much More Than A Kiss 08:47
10. CjR Mix – Smoked Glass Wedding 04:29
11. Apollo Zero – Soul Transportation 2.0  03:35
12. ATOM – Quietly Frontin With Cigars 05:10
13. LeeDM101 – Sleazy Cold Dexter 05:22
14. Phil RetroSpector – White Whisper 04:25 Grab
15. Dan Mei – If I Were A Disturbed Boy 03:28

Phil RetroSpector – White Whisper [MP3]

Grab the FULL ALBUM PACK (incl. full artwork) [ZIP]


with Mark Humphries

Soul II Soul Back To Life (The Rules remix)
LobsterdustAlonewitchu (Air vs QOTSA)
Reborn IdentityLaurens Opus
Team9Confused imagination
Phil RetrospectorMoments in Snoop
Flying White DotsWalking On Clouds
Simon Iddol – Sargasso Sleep
Funk That S**t Productions Believe in Glory Box
Team9Greenday Massacre
Team9A relaxed dip
Flying White DotsKill Phil
Flying White DotsBob Meets Lord Scruffage
Flying White DotsYour Poetry

HOUR 2: mixed by DJ UMB
Stories for a Melancholic (Inspired & dedicated to Phil Retrospector)
Stories For A Melancholic is a lush and sublime mix by DJ UMB,
a global beats & chill maestro and one of the main hombres behind Generation Bass

Phil Retrospector –  Sleepwalking For Hours
Antony & JohnsonsMysteries of Love
Phil RetrospectorBluebird Blackout
ApparatWhere He At
Phil RetrospectorNaturally Feeling Blue
Jordi SavallLes Pleurs
BlissSleep Will Come
Phil RetrospectorJude’ll Fix It
Monica QueenI’m Sorry Darling
TindersticksMy Oblivion
OverdubExit Music For a Film
Phil RetrospectorThe Good, Bad & Creepy

Sunday nights on BFBS radio. Playing the best in anything chilled ,’if it’s chilled it’s in’
The chilloutroom, on line, on air and on DAB across the UK also on Sky Guide 0211 freesat 786

I <3 edelweiss magazine
December 19, 2009, 9:52 pm
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Swiss fashion/culture magazine Edelweiss,
recommend INTRO/VERSION in their January issue.

“Phil Retrospector, poète du «mashup»
Nancy Sinatra, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, David
Lynch, Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, les Beatles et
Nirvana… réunis ici, tous ensemble, comme vous ne
les avez jamais entendus. Tentant? Champion mélancolique
du mashup (l’art de coller deux morceaux
l’un sur l’autre et d’en faire naître un troisième
par une réaction de chimie sonore), l’Irlandais Phil
Retrospector l’a fait. Ludique, poétique et superbement
entêtant, son album Intro/Version rassemble ses créations de ces
dernières années. Avec l’humour en prime sur Elton’s Glasses, où Elton John
se love dans les violons de Philip Glass. Fabuleux.’

Polly-G / Losing My Breath
September 28, 2009, 2:33 pm
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Thanks for all the great feedback & kind comments regarding INTROVERSION.
If you haven’t already downloaded the album but are curious to hear what the two new trax sound like, wonder no more. Listen & weep…