Phon_o, with releases on Shitkatapult and Cytrax of the past twelve years, became a firm member of the 50Weapons family with a stream of EPs last year. The full-length format gives perfect scope for his agile electronics infused with dubstep and UKG and poppier tracks with vocalist Tunde Olaniran. Great album.
After a stunning split-single with Anstam, Phon.o releases a further single on 50 Weapons. 'Slavemode' a broody, crisp, growling bass-stepper supplemented with euphoric chords while 'Abbey Road' sees tensely ebbing synths, teased with micro-sampled UKG vocals. Big tunes!
This artist is featured in Update #081:
Modeselektion Vol. 02, Guy Gerber, Fennesz, Digitalism
Here comes our June recap - its for all of you who might have missed some of the month's music over watching football or enjoying the perfect weather that surely must have existed someplace. Outstanding albums have come from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, more...
This artist is featured in Update #080:
Âme, Shackleton, Oxia, Claro Intelecto
Extensive polling shows May firmly leading the race for the world's favourite month and we hope it's been treating you kindly. At zero" we certainly can't complain, with a volley of great music having been flung our way in the past 31 days: Fantastic more...
This artist is featured in Update #073:
The Best Albums of 2011
As the old year draws to a close, we recap the finest musical moments of 2011. For this update we have selected our favourite full-lengths of the year, and we are making all of these indispensable albums available to you for a special price until January 15, more...
This artist is featured in Update #070:
Modeselektor, Roman Flügel, Four Tet, Joakim
Modeselektor are back! After four years spent with Moderat and setting up their own label the Berlin pranksters return with their eagerly awaited third album, 'Monkeytown'. Don't just stop reading there however, as September was ripe with many more fantastic more...
Berlin bass boy Phon.o finds a new home in Modeselektor's Monkeytown label for his new double pack: 'ABAW 723' and 'Sad Happiness' tick all the right boxes, from dub elements to anthemic harmonies for maximum melodramatic effect. Nice one.
This artist is featured in Feature #163:
Dorian Concept, Phon.o, Clara Moto, DJ Glow
Austria's highly regarded Elevate Festival will once again summon a stellar line-up of DJs and live acts to the beautiful city of Graz this year. Taking place between October 20-26, Elevate 2011 will star distinguished turntable artists such as Chez Damier, more...
This artist is featured in Podcast #045:
This artist is featured in Update #059:
Instra:mental, Art Department, Panda Bear
The resurgence of classic electro was a surprising trend this month - check Instra:mental's stunning album below - but really fans of all styles and genres should have something to drool over, with Robag Wruhme, Kode9, Panda Bear, Art Department, Burial, more...
Selected as Artist of week #31