(Umor Rex, Opal Tapes - USA)
James Place is the recording name for New York born & bred producer, Phil Tortoroli. Following his debut release on Opal Tapes in 2015, James Place has released two albums and a live album on Mexico City-based Umor Rex. Outside of producing and performing as James Place, Phil Tortoroli runs the NY-based imprint Styles Upon Styles and manages RVNG Intl. and sub-labels Freedom To Spend and Beats In Space. James Places’ live performance at Mutek Mexico City (2015) was reviewed by Resident Advisor: “Friday saw James Place, AKA Styles Upon Styles co-founder Phil Tortoroli, deliver a striking set of brooding rhythms boosted by politically charged vocal samples…”. James Place’s live sets vary from moody, ambient modes, to rhythmic, deep club tempos.