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Selador & Stelios Vassiloudis pay tribute to the late Phil K

The legendary Australian DJ passed away back in November 2020.

For some three decades, Melbourne-based beacon Phil K had been not only a pivotal player on the Australian scene, but also an internationally respected DJ, producer, and technical trailblazer. Moved by his passing, Greek producer Stelios Vassiloudis created a stunning track titled ‘Gone To Heaven’, which will be released by Selador, given the good nature of Dave Seaman’s long-standing relationship with the Australian artist. The fitting tribute is scheduled for release on what would have been Phil’s 52nd birthday, May 6th.

‘There’s no possible way a mere piece of music can do justice to Phil’s legacy and influence or even come close to expressing how his untimely passing has affected us all. ‘Gone to Heaven’ was actually inspired by (what was to be) our last meeting in Melbourne on a perfect spring evening: great food followed by drinks and then a long drive around town listening to an impeccable selection of tunes selected by the man himself. A memory I’ll treasure forever,’ says Vassiloudis himself about his production.

The package also includes a collaborative remix by Jamie Stevens & Anthony Pappa, and two different versions from John Dalagelis.

Phil was a shining light to us all. He told it as he saw it, but always with words of inspiration and encouragement. He had time for everyone, generous to a fault and a joy to be around. His enthusiasm, forward-thinking outlook and thirst for knowledge was infectious. He had an uncanny knack of making you feel better about life just by spending time in his company,’ remembers Dave Seaman, who first met Phil back in 1993.

All proceeds from this release will be donated to two charities close to Phil’s heart: The Mess Foundation in Melbourne, which provides access to a sound production workshop, a place for people to engage with the history, technique, and artistry of electronic sound; and Tonic, which seeks to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts.

Stelios Vassiloudis’ ‘Gone To Heaven’ will be out on May 6th, via Selador Recordings.

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