Golf Channel has quietly got on with being one of the most interesting labels around. Run out of NYC by Phil South, it’s delivered time and time again and is shaping up to have it’s best year yet.
Despite being one of the masterminds behind NYC’s legendary underground party, No Ordinary Monkey, and the creator of Golf Channel Recordings, a label that’s put out original works, edits, and remixes by the likes of Justin Vandervolgen, Mark E and DJ Nature, South’s daytime is domestically stable and placid.
From that simple exclamation arose New York's Golf Channel Recordings. In three short years, this cottage label has dabbled in everything from The Holy Mountain-quoting witching-hour house to leftfield edits of Chic to the return of Wild Bunch co-founder DJ Milo. At first glance, though, it all stems from that utterance, which kicked off Mark E's epochal edit, "R+B Drunkie," the breakout 114 BPM behemoth that not only announced the arrival of the slo-mo house king but put the label on crate-digger's radars. Only, it almost never happened.
The baby of New York based Brit, Phil South, Golf Channel acts as a vehicle for Phil to put out a wide range of music made by people he has hooked up with directly or indirectly through the successful No Ordinary Monkey parties he runs in the city that never sleeps with a couple of close friends, Anton and Carlos.
Golf Channel Recordings has developed in the last years an impressive back catalogue which includes releases from a variety of acts like: M-E. Ghost Note, Try To Find ME, DJ Nature, Justin Vandervolgen, Gala Drop, Juju & Jordash, Dominik Von Senger, Rhythm Odyssey, Africaine 808, The Central Executives, amongst many others.