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Phil Moffa

Lecturer of Music

Phil Moffa is an audio engineer, electronic musician, and multidisciplinary artist from New York City.

As the owner/operator of Butcha Sound Studios in NYC, Moffa has mixing, mastering, and recording credits on over 200 releases. Artists include DVS1, The Martinez Brothers, Photay, Kool Keith, AG, A-Trak, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and many more on labels including Warp Records, !K7, Defected, Fool’s Gold, and Red Apples 45. Moffa mastered the 2023 Latin Grammy Award-winning album Em Nome Da Estrela by Brazilian artist Xênia França.

Moffa has released several albums, EPs, singles, and remixes both solo and in collaboration. He has performed domestically and internationally as an electronic musician and DJ since 1997. In 2020, Phil started Butcha Sound Records to release original works of both his music and art. In 2023, he collaborated with Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Joel Thome to create the album Event Horizon.

Moffa’s Lost Souls Of Saturn multimedia project with Seth Troxler creates in the forms of music, art installation, video, books, and augmented reality. LSOS have performed in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Fondation Beyeler in Basel and Zurich, Switzerland, and at the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK. Site-specific performances include collaborations with contemporary installation artists Olafur Eliasson and Ernesto Neto. They have officially remixed Louie Vega and Elements of Life, UNKLE, Luciano, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Mathew Jonson, !!! (Chk, Chk Chk), Mashrou Leila, and Tiga. Their works have been remixed by Wolfgang Tillmans, James Holden, Pepe Bradock, Carl Craig, and Mathew Jonson. The LSOS & Tokimonsta song “Revision of the Past” appeared in Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto Online.

In 2022, Moffa became an Experience Producer for Aimi, Inc., helping develop their innovative platform. Aimi uses AI to decontextualize musical ideas to create unique listening experiences and is a leader in the generative music space. Aimi has appeared in Forbes, engadget, and the Wall Street Journal.

Moffa has taught at Purchase College since 2003 and is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College for the Sonic Arts program since 2021. He has written dozens of tech reviews for pro audio products and musical instruments. Moffa is also a contributor to the Love Injection fanzine and has written for Red Bull Music Academy. Moffa is a lifelong NYC resident and record collector.