Cleared for Transmission is the first ever album release from the creative minds of PhilthyPhil and his Dancetronauts. Captain PhilthyPhil of Dancetronauts has had a history of musical backgrounds. Philip Plastina was born November 1975 in Queens and grew up on the streets of New York. At a young age he tinkered with Keyboards, Synthesizers, Bass Guitar and utilized his father’s 8-track recorder to layer tracks and record songs. Influenced by the Hip-Hop era and subjected to the reggae scene by his parents, Phil started spinning Dancehall with acapella lyrics from well-known rap artists in the early 90’s. Just a few years into mixing, his scene exploded when he moved to Santa Cruz, CA. There he performed many shows in the latter 90’s under the group name Powerhouse Crew. Burning Man changed things for him when he attended in 2001 and his heart became set on the electronic music scene and he knew there was no going back…


PhilthyPhil is the creator and co-founder of the Dancetronauts; a full scale EDM stage production. Dancetronauts’ stage has been heavily featured at events such as Burning Man, EDC, NASCAR, Life is Beautiful, LovEvolution and many other festivals. With the entire concept being put into action as of 2010, Dancetronauts production continues to climb the charts in the EDM world. His influences for this album have been such heavy hitters as Felguk, Mord Fustang, Joel Fletcher and Knife Party. Under the rather appropriate moniker, Captain Philthyphil, he has led the avant-garde group The Dancetronauts from its grassroots beginnings on the playas of Burning Man, to the souls of some of the largest events in America.