After moving to Berlin in the mid 90’s, Michael Vater a.k.a Phonique was on the go like few others in Berlin. His successful parties and club nights got much love and paved him the way to become one of the nice guys in Berlin’s nightlife. First he only organized parties, after a while he started to DJ himself: “DJ Phonqiue” was born.
Since January ‘98, Phonique continued to bring previously lesser known DJs and producers to Berlin for his club nights and parties, presenting many strong nights with DJs like Glen Gunner (Street Corner Symphony/Block 16), Lil Tony (Nu Spirit Helsinki/Guidance), Alexkid (F-Com/Ovum), Llorca (F-Com/Brique Rouge), Joakim (Tigersushi) or Ivan Smagghe (Blackstrobe/Volga Select).
Recently Phonique asserted his recognition as one of the high profile remixing artists in the dance world, letting Morcheeba’s former vocalist benefit from his talents on a remix of her upcoming solo project “Skye” (Atlantic/ Warner). Phonique mostly works with Alex Krüger (Dub Taylor / Korsakow / Tigerskin) for his productions/remixes, but from time to time he is cooperating with other artists or musicians like Steve Bug, David Duriez & Phil Weeks, Martin Landsky or Meitz. Already being recognized internationally as one of the leading forces behind deep and forward thinking club music and commercial productions alike, this one will take it to the next level.
We are very happy to welcome him to the podcast this week!
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
My journey through the beautiful deepness of techhouse and house
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Johnick – Play The World, its a track from the 1995 release on Henry Street and its always exciting to include a classic which fits perfectly into modern house or techhouse!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I checked out a few of the datatransmission mixes and was happy to see more underground house music on it, so I wasnt afraid of putting some seriously deep tracks in it spicing it up with a classic and ending it with two bombs, so you wont forget this mix too soon
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I just finished another tour in Brazil and all gigs there were really good. the one in Buzios (BR) was special as i played a long back to back with Brazilian DJ Diogo Accioly not finishing before 11h20!
What have you got coming up?
I am happy to have my 4th album coming out in february while 2 tracks already got released with some killer remixes by Larse, Kruse & Nurnberg or Argy (just to name a few)
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Keep enjoying good music and support your artists as there are so many out there these days!
Darshan Jesrani – Replace Yourself
Marshall Jefferson, Doorly – Neanderthal (Original Mix)
Markus Homm & Mihai Popoviciu – Insomnis
Tapesh & MR.J – Camino feat. Nacho Lezcano
Holly Golightly – There’s an End (Max Josef Edit)
PAAX – Albina
Sam Shure – Leila
Martin Waslewski – Limba
Catz ‘n Dogz – Fixation
Johnick – Play The World (Original)
Kolsch – Grey
Phonique – Feel What You Want feat. Rebecca (Vintage Culture & Bruno Be Remix)