Tribute Mixes

Tribute to PHIL ASHER — Part 1 (Selected & Mixed by The Rawsoul)

This is a very emotional tribute to one of my absolute favorite producers and DJs, Phil Asher. He truly had his own unique signature sound and he perfectly joined the dots between the US and UK scenes. 

Championing the NYC and New Jersey sounds from the earliest days as a DJ, he then started producing and creating a unique blend of raw house grooves that became deeper, jazzier and delicate as the nineties moved along. His experimentations and visions actually led to the foundations of the ’broken beat’ and West London sound that exploded in the late nineties with fellow partners, of which many were, or would be, connected to the Reinforced and Bugz In The Attic crews. In the early 2000’s, their Co-Op parties were crucial in spreading this whole new form of music. 

Gone too sone at the age of 50, he left an indelible mark and an impressive precious discography. This mix is separated in two parts featuring his productions and remixes almost on chronological order so you can hear the whole progression and evolution of his music. The first part showcase his early productions and remixes that were mostly influenced by the NYC and Jersey sounds of the time. Around 1995, a more jazzy feel started to surface and became amplified as the years moved on, creating some broken beat prototypes along the way. On the second part of the mix, focusing on his releases after 2000, you can hear the culmination of his works resulting in one the baddest fusion of house, broken beat, soul and jazz. 



1.E-Q Lateral – Hot House 
2.Roc & Kato – Jungle Kisses 
3.Rock 2 House – That Disco Thang 
4.Phlash – Ruffness 
5.Adonte – Dreams 
6.Global Logic – The Tank 
7.Level III – Do It 2 
8.Level III ft Dizzy Heights – Deeper 
9.Underground Enthusiasts – Gonna Show You 
10.Wanda Rogers – Prove Your Love 
11.Plastic Jungle – Find Someone Else 
12.Blak ’N’ Spanish – Call Da Vibe 
13.POWA – Hoods In Da House 
14.Nu-Rom-Antix – Loves Comin’ 
15.X-Trax – Out Tonight 
16.Pascal’s Bongo Massive – Père Cochon 
17.Sara Parker – My Love Is Deep 
18.Overcats – Deep Fun 
19.Michael Tarone – Don’t Let Life Get You Down 
20.Kings Of Tomorrow – K.O.T. Anthem 
21.Blak ’N’ Spanish – Da Mood 
22.Basic Soul – Hi-Line 
23.The Rising Sunz – Sunrize 
24.Basic Soul – Over The Moon 
25.Blak N Spanish – Jazz Powa (Tribute To The Loft) 
26.DBX – And There Ain’t 
27.Melissa Bell – Surrender 
28.Cassio Ware & The Funky Peoples – I Like You 
29.Bah Samba – Carnival 
30.Bah Samba – Reach Inside 
31.4 Hero – Dauntless 
32.Back 2 Earth – Warp One 
33.Bougie Solitaire – Miles Away 
34.Nubian Mindz – Black Science 
35.The Rising Sun – Ricano Groove 
36.Ramsey And Co – Love Call 
37.Lisa Shaw – Always 

The RawSoul

The RawSoul

A music lover since he was born, The RawSoul is a spectator of the House Music movement since it's early days. Years of dj'ing, working in records stores and researching expanded his musical taste in many different angles. He can be heard on his weekly show on