Phelps & Munro

aka Gerald Phillips

For a brief moment at the dawn of the century, it felt like a fledgling IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) movement was about to leap up and grab some limelight on the local scene.

A small contingent of clever laptop and sampler-based sound creators had broken out of their bedrooms, and were playing at parties, clubs and intimate electronic music festivals around Auckland, performing tricky, tongue-in-cheek grooves for those who weren’t afraid to die trying to dance to those indecently tricky rhythms.

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This may or may not be Gerald Phillips
No known photos of Gerald Phillips exist and all the shots on this page feature an unknown person standing in for Mr. Phillips. Early shots of "Phelps & Munro" featured two women.
Slap Me Stu
Phelps and Munro's 2003 album, Slowpoke
Ex-exotic Dancer

Gerald Phillips grew up listening to gaming music on his Commodore 64, and still counts that as an influence.

Phillips started making Pavement and Fugazi-influenced recordings on a 4-track in 1996, but soon after bought his MPC 2000 sampler with its famous drum pads.

Phillips describes his music as “guitar layers with jiggy beats and whatever.”


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