Phil Dudman's really glad he taught himself to DJ. He had a pop at plenty of instruments back in the day, but the idea of getting creative between his favourite records hit him as rather a good one.
Coupled with a love of clubs and live music (he stopped counting the gigs he'd seen at about 592...) Phil combines his love of mixing records with writing about the scene, has been Mixmag's live music editor for over 12 years, and has played music to smiling people at such incredible places as Creamfields, Zouk Singapore, Glastonbury Festival, Bluedot Festival, Village Underground, XOYO, The Heavenly Social and more clubs, house parties and bestie's weddings than he can remember.
He's supported and played alongside artists including Bonobo, Boys Noize, Kölsch, Mike Skinner, Todd Terje, The Scratch Perverts, Unkle, Chase & Status, Chuckie, DJ Yoda, Glowinthedark, Steve Aoki, Stanton Warriors, DOD, Sven Väth, is a member of the Mixmag Allstars DJ team, and always gets roped into playing his mate's weddings. Every bloody time.
Phil's also the founder and promoter for Cake Club London, a brand of parties running since 2010 at venues across London such as the Tamesis Dock, Ministry Of Sound, XOYO, The London Film Festival and The Social, and in places such as Bristol and Farr Festival.
To listen to some of mixes check out http://phildudman.co.uk/djing. Then come and have a party at Bluedot on Friday night.