With realeases and collaborations on highly praised outlets like Boysnoize Records, Bpitch Control, Tectonic, and 50WEAPONS, where he also released his seminal album, Black Boulder, Phon.o has been priviliged to work with some of electronic music's greatest afficionados: Diplo, Modeselektor, Funkstörung, Mixhell, Apparat, Sinkane... you name them. Continously advancing his sound, Phon.o has concurrently been invited to demonstrate his skills in workshops around the world by leading music software companies Native Instruments and Ableton. He regularly contributes to their music making products with crafted sounds of his own making.
The boy with the dot in his name and the dubby background started to play records with his buddy Apparat in the early 90s, far in the darkest reaches of the ruff'n'tuff Harz mountains of former East Germany. It wasn't until they both moved to Berlin in early 2000 that he started to make a name for himself. Soon he started to crank out EPs on Californian label Cytrax and his newly found home, Shitkatapult.
Phon.o's heart as his mind feels most drawn to bricolage. Conjuring his very own melange with sounds taken from hip hop, dub, baltimore, house, dubstep and techno, Phon.o is known for his ecstatic live and DJ-sets, sometimes leaning towards digital and glitchy, at others to the deeply moving and highly energetic. His sets have burned down many cities around the world – Europe, Asia, America – and has been rewarded with a residency at Berlin's most notorious club, known back then for a music selection unparralleled in continental Europe.
In summer of 2016 Phon.o released another EP for Bpitch Control, called Fractions, to the delight of fans of the 4/4 edge of his groove. He is currently finishing the follow-up to his brilliant stripped down UK club EP, Afterglow, for Pinch's legendary label Tectonic.
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