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