Dairmount, founder, A&R & artist of Room With A View, is the true soul & ambassador of the label that he created in 2009. He is a longtime independent music activist born in Belgium, formerly known by most as Philarmonix. A natural “freestyler” embracing anything soulful & groovy since the late 80’s , Dairmount played & travelled the world for 15 years to find a home in Hamburg, Germany, where he settled down 8 years ago.
Collecting records since his childhood, Phil “Dairmount” Darimont (formerly known as Philarmonix by most) slowly discovered the world of spinning with his early heroes such as Dj Premier & Pete Rock, early records of Acid house and the versatility of Gilles Peterson’s Talkin Loud imprint. As a result of this, he immersed himself in the deepness of the Black music history : Jazz, Latin , Hip Hop, Detroit Techno, House and Afro Funk entered his record collection.
In the nineties, Phil quickly built himself a solid reputation in the underground club circuit that granted him to play at several major events in Benelux including the famous Eskimo nights (before it became a famous label) or big festivals as Dour, 10 Days Off or Axion Beach and extended his dj trips across Europe & overseas alongside prestigious spinners such as Kevin Saunderson, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Rainer Tru"by, Derrick May, Mad Mats, Dimitri from Paris, Fred Everything, King Britt, Kirk Di Giorgio, Jimpster or 4hero and opened concerts for performers like Herbie Hancock and St Germain. He also proudly represented Belgium at the 2nd edition of the now world reknown Red Bull Music Academy held in 99 in Berlin.
He contributed during 8 years as one of the main editors of the respected Plastiks magazine in Belgium before founding in 2003 metronomic-family.com, a web portal as a means to share his musical beliefs with a worldwide audience. Overwhelmed by positive feedback of hungry music lovers worldwide, the site managed to create a prolific discovery factor that contributed many upcoming artists & underground labels to reach a wider audience.
Known by many as a “man of challenge & initiative”, Phil moved from his native Brussels in 1999 to explore other countries leading him to live a transatlantic passion for Montreal (where he managed & restyled the legendary Primitive record shop) and landed in Hamburg in 2003 where he is still residing nowadays. Actively taking part to future developments of the ever-changing music industry, Phil took part to the digital revolution in its early steps and became in 2004 (till present) digital export & label manager of cutting edge labels such as Trus’me’s Prime Numbers, Sebastien Tellier’s Record Makers, Soulphiction’s Philpot, Jazzanova’s Sonar Kollektiv, Jimpster’s Freerange, Tiefschwarz’s Souvenir and many others inside the team of the respected digital solutions company Finetunes.
Besides his dedication & work for others, Phil finally stepped in the studio some years back to give birth to production projects such as Smiles Ahead (with David Alexander) & Petter & Dairmount (with Ralf Petter) which resulted in remix works for artists as diverse as “ex-Beanfield” Sandboy, swedish prodigies Hird & Yukimi Nagano (from Little Dragon fame) & NYC’s producer Moses McClean on labels like Hinterland (Ger), DNM (Swe) and Still Music (US).
With great encouragements and plays from luminaries as Jimpster, Atjazz, Laurent Garnier, Mr Scruff, Sasse or Jazzanova, he caught the virus trying more and more to escape his busy schedule to develop his production skills. This led Phil to become Dairmount, his new identity & production moniker and to the creation of his own production unit with his long time friend Marino Berardi (with who he is recording as Dairmount & Berardi) & to the accomplishment of his long time dream, the launch of his own label, Room With A View, in April 2009.
Following 2 first EP’s in 2009 & 2010, 2011 proved to be a very busy year for him with remixes for Jimpster, Audio Soul Project, Feygin and Master-H before summer. A new Perspectives episode & a new Dairmount & Berardi EP are also due this year.
Following a busy 2011 on the road that brought him across Scandinavia, US, Turkey, France or Holland between others, Dairmount freshly released the third instalment of the annual Retroperspective serie including highlights of the 2011 releases of the label. He is also working hard on a flourishing release schedule for 2012 including upcoming EPs of Marlow, Art Of Tones, Nowakowski & Matt Flores. After an acclaimed serie of remixes on labels like Freerange, Fresh Meat, Composite & Komplex De Deep in 2011, Dairmount is back in the studio to put the first steps of his "Dairmount & friends" project, a collaboration project that is due in late autumn on RWAV.
Dairmount Presents Insights / September 2012
Dairmount & friends project / November 2012
Dairmount & Berardi’s Love Unltd EP on Room With A View, 2010
Dairmount & Berardi’s Static Off (Dust Away) On Room with A View, 2009
Dairmount & Berardi’s Omni on Room With A View, 2009
Dairmount & Berardi’s Bass-Ment Tale on Room With A View, 2009
Petter & Dairmount's Subakuatik Blues EP on Room With A View, 2009
Audio Soul Project - My Bluff (Dairmount & Berardi Dub) on Fresh Meat, 2011
Master-H Ft. Alice Orpheus - I'm A Drifter (Dairmount & Berardi Mixes) on Komplex De Deep, 2011
Jimpster - Alsace & Lorraine (Dairmount & Berardi Perspective) on Freerange, 2011
Feygin - Saying Goodbye (Dairmount & Berardi Dub) on Composite, 2011
Andre' Lodemann - Dark Edge (Dairmount & Berardi Dub) on Room With A View, 2010
Mist Work (Atjazz & simon Tew) - Common Question? (Dairmount & Berardi Perspective) on Atjazz Record Company, 2010
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 05 Pt 1&2 on Room With A View, 2011
Dairmount Presents Retroperspective 2 on Room With A View, 2011
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 04 on Room With A view, 2010
Dairmount Presents Retroperspective on Room With A View, 2010
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 03 on Room With A view, 2009
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 02 on Room With A view, 2009
Dairmount Presents Perspectives 01 on Room With A view, 2009
20 Jul Chalet, Berlin
01 Jun TBA, Kazakstan
11 Apr Wood, Brussels
16 Mar TBA, Nantes
09 Mar Moondoo, Hamburg
18 Jan Prince Charles, Berlin
12 Jan The Horse & Groom, London
1. Black Jazz Consortium - Free Your Mind (Simbad Remix) - Soul People Music
2. Pablo Valentino - One (Detroit Swindle Remix) - Room With A View
3. Jimpster - Rollergirl - Freerange Records
4. Purple Velvet - Sparks Fly - Local Talk
5. Pe'pe' Bradock - Lifting Weights - Absurd Recordings
6. Kyodai - What You Give - Room With A View
7. Duff Disco - You Shoulda Known - Duff Disco
8. Philip Matalia - Alright - Kann Records
9. Nail - Tripped - Airdrop Records
10. Hreno - 4 Over My Head (She's Possessed Mix) - Meander
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