MEET ASSERTIVE1 ARTIST

SOUTH AFRICA
Trance Hard Trance

“I love nothing more than sharing my passion for trance and dance music with people. Looking forward to seeing you all on the Trance floor!” Ryan Phillips

Ryan’s began DJing and producing at age 12. From school discos, house parties and mixing a series of CDs. His passion for DJing stems purely from a love of the music.

Ryan's main genres are Trance and Hard Trance, but he also enjoys playing Hard House, Hardstyle, Hardcore and Drum & Bass.

It wasn’t until after school when he moved to Cape Town in 2003 and was given a residency at Cape Town super-club, The Gallery, where he was exposed to the main-stage and had the opportunity to play on a weekly basis in front of hundreds of club goers. From there Ryan played ay many different clubs in Cape Town, always being asked to come back and play again. In 2008 he returned to Johannesburg and played at a number of venues including Submission, Corona Café and Malibar to name a few.

During his DJ career, Ryan has had the opportunity to share the stage with many of S.A.s top DJs and played at some of the top venues across the country. Sharing the decks with names such as Dizzy, Grimehouse, Syntrax, Chemical Noize, Steve Energy, Steve Melodic, as well as international hardstyle duo Base Modulators. As a producer, Ryan has had releases on international label Toxic Sickness under his “Acheron” alias. His trance single “Reach” is also available for download on Beatport.