b. Phil Krokidis, Australia. Although primarily a DJ, Phil K also has numerous credits when it comes to dance music production, having been affiliated in some way with Dark Alley, The Fact, Free Radicals, Future Renegades, Hi-Fi Bugs, The Operations and Looter, a collaborative effort formed with fellow Australian Luke Chable in 2004. The Melbourne-based DJ has been called ‘the best undiscovered DJ’, (according to Sasha) while Dave Seaman spoke in similarly enthusiastic terms of ‘the most inspirational DJ’. Many of his productions were released as vinyl only, underground material, although an increasing amount appeared on CD as his compilations helped gain him a higher profile. The well-received Balance 004 helped introduce Krokidis to many northern hemisphere listeners during 2003, and he built on this with a mix for Functional Breaks’ Retro>Future series. Meanwhile his principle production venture Sound Not Scene came to a premature and acrimonious end after a parting with Andy Page, after which Krokidis continued under the name Hi-Fi Bugs. The following year saw his profile raised still further, appearing alongside Seaman on the Therapy Sessions compilation for Renaissance. The mix included his own track ‘They Just Won’t Let Me Be’, as well as co-written material with Habersham. Following this he became part of Distinctive’s Y4K breaks compilation project, demonstrating once again his ability to fuse genres, switching between house and breakbeat material with apparent ease.