PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney)
Phil Toke is a Sydney-based DJ, producer, event organiser and co-founder of local music networks, Soul of Sydney and Our House Sydney.
Soul of Sydney is a collectively run Soul & Funk music network including, DJ’s, musicians, producers & break dancers working together to support and promote soul based music throughout Sydney.
Phil is also founder of Our House Sydney, a regular night dedicated to deep soulful house and underground disco. The launch of Our House Sydney in 2005 has marked an exciting chapter in Sydney’s dance music experience, providing lovers of house and disco with a uniquely intimate setting to kick back and relax or get down with some of Sydney’s most talented DJ’s and musicians. Our House has also played host to respectable dance music figures such as Terrence Parker, John Morales and Alton Miller.
Phil’s diverse musical style encompasses everything from deep house to afrobeat, disco, soul, and funk. His broad musical scope and technical skills don’t cloud his philosophy towards his work, it remains simple – to keep the quality music flowing, to play with passion and to always keep it coming from the heart.
Having been involved in Sydney’s music scene for over 15 years, Phil brings with him a wealth of experience that has seen him play alongside some of the world’s most influential DJs and Producers including Francois K, Marshall Jefferson, David Morales, Ron Carroll, Dj Spen, Joey Negro, Derrick Carter, Osunlade, John Morales, DJ Rahaan, Copyright, Jay J, Chuck Love, Simon Dunmore and Alton Miller.
Phil has also played at some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Soulfest, Playground Weekender, Peats Ridge and The Sydney Festival.
His musical passion and talent has also seen him perform in New York, Amsterdam and Beirut. These included famed clubs such as Crobar and the Basement.
With a dedication to bringing the music to the people and doing it…strictly for the love… the future looks bright for Phil and the Sydney faithful.