About This Release
It is hard to describe Philip James de Vries’ music because simply put, there isn’t really much like it. His productions don’t conform to conventional dance music, although they incorporate elements from techno and progressive house. They don’t quite qualify as standard electronica either, although live instruments, vocals and unconventional rhythyms are present in most of his pieces. While the definition of Philip James de Vries’ music might elude some listeners, it is hard not to recognize the brilliant and thought-provoking originality of his productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than his latest offering on Wide Angle Recordings. The young Canadian artist returns to the label with Ocean Split, a 4-track genre-defying EP that demonstrates his talent for creating music that is raw, powerful and undeniably original.