Today’s Mix of the Day comes courtesy of Phon.o, known to his friends as Carsten Aermes. With releases stretching back to 2001, his last album Black Boulder arrived on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint this year. This mix, featuring the likes of Jamie xx and Cooly G, pursues the same shadowy muse as that record, moving stealthily between basement club and night bus, loitering between swung, clipped beats, funky house keys and garage’s sparky bump and flex along the way.
Suol is a small town in Gambia. It’s also the name of the young (founded this year, in fact) Berlin-based independent record label, who recently joined us on FluxFM’s EB Radio Session. Label heads Chopstick and Johnjon joined host Mathais Weck to rep artists from their roster, including Fritz Kalkbrenner and Till von Sein…plus a bit of Biggie.
In March Apparat will release the next single from his critically acclaimed fourth album The Devil’s Walk. Featuring remixes from Fennesz and Apparat himself, who turns in a dub remix, the record will also contain a rework of ‘Black Water’ by DJ Koze. Take a listen below and look out for the single when it – more
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Crystal Castles‘ 2010 sophomore release was something of a grower for us. We had to get over our expectations and realize that Alice Glass and Ethan Kath had evolved from their days of fistfucking Atari destruction. Instead, we were given throbbing, industrial-influenced electronic dance steeped in bleakness, with tracks like ‘Celestica’ trading more on pop – more