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.
Fuelled by fate, luck, circumstance – whatever you want to call it – these meetings of minds created a magic that ricocheted around the world and changed the way we listen to music forever. It’s tempting to dwell on what might have happened if these people hadn’t met. Would someone better or worse have managed – more
The tumblrs are out there—and so are Scully and Mulder in this Crystal Castles cover parody. – more
Supersoul Recordings label boss and former Terranova member Xaver Naudascher and DJ / Producer Paul Mogg met through a mutual friend while releasing on Hell’s Gigolo label. Later they teamed up with Rosalind, an Irish artist, who Paul met back in 2001 in London. After the highly appreciated Moon Unit series (part 1-4) in 2007 – more
In the next part of our series assessing the impact of Depeche Mode through personal narratives, German DJ and producer Shantel remembers the role Depeche Mode’s music played when, at 15 years old, he fell in love. – more