With releases and collaborations on lauded outlets like Boysnoize Records, Bpitch Control, Tectonic, and 50WEAPONS, via which he put out the seminal album Black Boulder, Phon.o has been privileged to work with some of electronic music's flashiest names: Diplo, Modeselektor, Funkstörung, Mixhell, Apparat, Sinkane...
Phon.o began playing records with his friend Apparat in the early 90s, in the darkest reaches of former East Germany’s Harz mountains. It wasn't until they both moved to Berlin in the early 2000s, though, that he started to make a name for himself – soon after, he started cranking out EPs via Californian label Cytrax and his newly found home collective, Shitkatapult.
On both his own productions and as a DJ, Phon.o’s aesthetic tends toward bricolage. His ecstatic sets range from the digital and glitchy to the deeply moving and highly energetic, encompassing a mishmash of sounds drawn from hip hop, dub, baltimore, house, dubstep, and techno. He has toured Europe, Asia, and America and was rewarded with a residency at Berlin's most (in)famous club. In 2016, Phon.o released Fractions, another EP for Bpitch Control, as well as the stripped down UK-club EP Afterglow for Pinch's legendary dub empire Tectonic. 2017 saw the delivery of Schutt und Asche, a 12” of the techno breed, via Cold Recordings.
Dedicated to the consistent advancement of his sound, Phon.o is often invited to demonstrate his skills in workshops around the world by leading music software companies Native Instruments and Ableton. He regularly contributes to their music software products with crafted sounds of his own making.