Philou is proud of his Congolese, Nigerian and Sierra Leonian roots; every genre of music he supports finds its way back to Africa one way or the other. Besides from the fact he wants people to enjoy the music, he wishes to make the public aware of the origins and respect the origins of the music genres he loves so much.
Philou is inspired by early Chicago, Detroit and soulful house, early funk, disco and soul, traditional African music, Afrobeat and Afrohouse.
Philou’s preference goes to DJ’s that dare to put some variation into their sets; DJ’s that don’t hold on to one genre at all times, since he thinks that’s not what music should be about. He also wants to be able to play all sorts of music, genres that lie within the boundaries of the earlier mentioned kinds of music.
Philou played alongside artists like Marshall Jefferson, Seven Davis Jr, Osunlade, Tom Trago, San Proper, Mr. Mendel, Marcel Vogel in venues like Amsterdam Open Air Festival, Social Club (Paris), Be Cool (Barcelona), Club Nitsa (Barcelona), Maassilo (Rotterdam), Studio 80 (Amsterdam) Chicago Social Club (Amsterdam), Toffler (Rotterdam), Perron (Rotterdam) and many more.