For those of a horizontal nature, Phil Mison aka Cantoma needs little introduction. Over the last two decades, the DJ, producer and songwriter has become one of the most celebrated names on the Balearic chill out scene.
Influenced by listening to legendary chill out DJ José Padilla, Phil started his DJ career at London’s Milk Bar in 1991, playing Balearic warm-up sets. A chance meeting there with José would lead to a two year residency at Ibiza’s legendary Café Del Mar, perfecting the art of soundtracking sunsets. It was his DJ sets there that led him to play at clubs such as Full Circle, Bugged Out and become the tour DJ for Leftfield.
This vast knowledge of the chill out genre earned Phil the opportunity to put out his first compilation Original Chill Out in 1995. Since then he has gone on to release a further twelve compilations including four volumes of the hugely popular Real Ibiza series.
As an artist he is widely known for producing music under the alias Cantoma, releasing his debut album in 2003. He has released two further albums and a number of 12"s as Cantoma on labels such as Leng, Music For Dreams and his own Highwood Recordings imprint. He has also released music with friend and collaborator Pete Herbert on Eskimo Recordings under their Reverso 68 guise.
In recent years Phil has also been invited to play alongside DJ Harvey at 39 Hotel in Hawaii and the infamous Ibizan hotel Pikes, La Casella festival in Italy with Daniele Baldelli, Mareh in Brazil, Ministry of Sound, Horse Meat Disco, Fabric, Secret Sundaze, Brilliant Corners, APT in New York, Daios Cove resort in Greece and a tour of Japan.