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Carsten Aermes has been delivering top notch production via his Phon.o moniker since the early 00's. His trademark has evolved, but kept aconsistent kernel formation: futuristic chord developments, bass epicness and colourful patterns from the city known for its damp, grey halls of techno.
The four tracks bring you strong, nonconformist rugged and dancefloor dedicated beats right from the first bar. On »We Just Begun« he plays with a watery microtonal intro that would feel at home both in Colundi or in a Bristol club. On »Back To Black« he lets the percussion take the lead, kick drums swinging over a thick bassline and triplet rims. »Overtake Without Catching Up« is the Ep's more narrative track that brings together driving drums and melancholic synth patterns, keeping it psychedelic with a rolling bassline that stretches across the harmony. »Bright Sun« opens already nervously and tense, with a pulsating Chicago-style chord opening the way for harder but somehow slick drums. The bass/synth melody work releases the tension and opens up, perfect for those dancers or dj's listening beyond the beat.