Phaeleh – pronounced "Fella"

Since his debut release in 2008, Phaeleh aka Matt Preston has developed an inimitable style of cinematic electronic music, which floats between the shifting tempos and timbres of dubstep, garage, electronica and house music. Phaeleh’s last three epic releases have cemented his position as one of the most exciting and consistent producers to emerge from his current hometown, Bristol.


Since his debut release in 2008, Phaeleh has developed an inimitable style of electronic music, cementing his position as one of the most consistently exciting producers to emerge from his hometown of Bristol. He returned from a hiatus this spring with the ‘All That Remains’ EP; five tracks ranging from icy house dystopia, heartbreaking solo piano, garage roots explorations, classical themes and guitar driven melancholia - supported by DJ shows at Motion, Bristol and Fabric, London. ‘Illusion of the Tale’ satisfies the demand for new music from his incredibly dedicated fan base and cleans the palate for a new full artist album currently in development.

Encryption vs. Refugee

Encryption: This DC native has had a deep passion for drum and bass that spans over a decade. A few years being in the scene, Encryption was drawn to the sound of neurofunk after hearing DC heroes, Sinthetix, play around the Washington, DC area.

After years DJing and opening up for some of the biggest names in drum and bass, Encryption began helping run, DC’s longest running drum and bass radio station, and making contributions to He has also collaborated with many of the area’s finest DJ’s and MC’s having opening up for artist like DJ Hype, Rusko, N -Type, Diesel Boy, Truth, Marcus Intalex, Distance, 16bit, Noisia, Caspa, John B, Von D ,The UpBeats, Hulk, Martyn, Gein, The Chosen, Emalkay, Mayhem, Catacomb, FreakyFlow, 12th Planet, Dara and MentalSharp.



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