Take the ultimate party night plus years of DJ and producing experience and throw in a perfect gentleman (well, almost) for good measure, shake and stir well and what do you get? The one and only Phil Fuldner.
Judging from what’s said and written every day about this man, and from the magic he works in clubs and at festivals around the globe, you could be forgiven for thinking he’s a legend. But no. Phil’s the genuine article, with his feet firmly on the ground and his head in the clouds. A North Rhine-Westphalian native, he’s always on the lookout for the ultimate show or the next out-of-this-world track, using his sure-fire instincts to push the limits of what’s possible in the world of electronic sound. Phil’s rich track record in the business has evolved into a relaxed, inspired musical style that infuses the tracks he’s written for international pop and dance acts, many of which have gone gold and platinum.
But that’s the dry theory, and how could it compare to a night with Phil Fuldner at the turntable where once again, his motto is One Step Beyond! Phil’s DJ sets and live gigs oscillate between straightforward beats, unexpected track changes and spontaneous leaps and bounds, taking the listener on a journey to outer space and back again – an experience that’s variously been described as edgy, unique, radiant and alluring. And speaking of alluring, Phil’s long-standing career as a model and presenter for TV channels such as MTV is just the icing on the biographical cake of an artist who is a master of an impressively broad artistic repertoire. So it comes as no surprise to see the Fuldner trademark on innumerable releases and award winning remixes on the hottest international labels in the business.
Phil Fuldner is the man, and Phil’s Licks is the brand…!
With Phil’s Licks, Fuldner has launched a series of club nights at Hotel Shanghai in Essen that regularly attracts big-name artists, acts and DJs to the former European Capital of Culture and has become the place to be for partygoers from Germany and across the border. Phil’s (in)famous choice of styles, guests and artists is so eclectic that many major names in the business are lining up for one of the sought-after guest spots on Phil’s Licks.
Phil Fuldner has also taken his well-honed talent for hunting down promising points of origin on the electronic map to radio station egoFM. His show, also branded Phil’s Licks, takes listeners on a dazzling ride through musical styles ranging from contemporary to progressive house and from 80s funk to nu-disco, rare grooves and beyond. Every fortnight Monsieur F grabs the mic, selects some cool club sounds and wraps them in a modern-day outfit, bringing the Fuldner Factor to even the remotest of audiences.