James Place

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Photo cred: Grace Anne Barnes
James Place is the recording name for New York born & bred producer, Phil Tortoroli. Following his debut release on Opal Tapes in 2015, James Place has released two albums and a live album on Mexico City-based Umor Rex. Outside of producing and performing as James Place, Phil Tortoroli runs the NY-based imprint Styles Upon Styles and manages RVNG Intl. and sub-labels Freedom To Spend and Beats In Space. James Places’ live performance at Mutek Mexico City (2015) was reviewed by Resident Advisor: “Friday saw James Place, AKA Styles Upon Styles co-founder Phil Tortoroli, deliver a striking set of brooding rhythms boosted by politically charged vocal samples…”. James Place’s live sets vary from moody, ambient modes, to rhythmic, deep club tempos.

RELEASES:
UR99 – Voices Bloom
UR83 – Interpretations Of Superstition
UR77 – Living On Superstition
OPAL041 – An Entire Matchbook A Night

PRESS:
Voices Bloom album review (7.4), Pitchfork
Interview on Voices Bloom, Noisey (Vice)
Voices Bloom album announcement, FACT
Live performance review @ Mutek, Resident Advisor
The Best Experimental Albums of 2015, Pitchfork
‘Living On Superstition’ album review, Decoder

PERFORMED ALONGSIDE:
Laraaji, Prurient, Antenes, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Clock DVA, Deadbeat, Drumcell, Lee Gamble, Diamond Terrifier, Clay Wilson.