NuNorthern Soul Sessions

Since the 1990s, ‘Phat’ Phil Cooper has been on a journey through DJ culture and electronic music with more twists and turns than your average million-selling novel.

Through his work as a DJ, label manager, curator, record shop owner, event organiser and music consultant, Cooper has remained a central figure in a story that has yet to reach a conclusion.

Musically, Cooper has long been celebrated for his diverse approach to music. While naturally at home championing seductive, sun-kissed sounds, Cooper’s roots can be traced back to the dance-floors of legendary Liverpool, UK club Cream, where during the 1990s and early 2000s he was a key resident DJ.

Three decades on, Cooper’s club-moving skills remain as sharp as ever, leading some to compare him favourably to Mr Scruff, Harvey and Gilles Peterson.