He was one of the biggest and most creative DJs in the country in the ’90s and’ 00s, with a knack for technological wizardry on the decks and CDJs when they first appeared. The Balance 004 mix, which arrived in 2002, is his best-known album.
Phil K (real name Philip Krokidis), a leading figure in the Australian breaks scene, was a member of Hi-Fi Bugs and Lo-Step and created in The Operators, among many others, alongside Habersham and Dave Preston.
Before loading his vinyl crates with breaks, techno, and house tunes, Phil K cut his teeth DJing back in 1985, originally playing party classics.
Phil found his groove, securing slots at festivals such as The Big Day Out, Vibes on a Summer’s Day, Gatecrasher and Two Tribes, and performing alongside DJs like Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Dave Seaman, Freq Nasty, Craig Richards, and more, as dance and electronic music emerged from the underground.
Beloved AustralianDJ Phil “K” Krokidis died after a two-year spell of bladder and prostate cancer at the age of 51. The innovator based in Melbourne lost his fight some two years after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
I’m profoundly saddened to have lost my friend Phil Krokidis