If you haven’t heard of him yet, you must been living on another planet these last few years! Production and DJ act Phonic Funk has forged an impressive reputation as a producer and performer since his dj-birth in 1998. Strikingly current yet hauntingly retrospective, “The Heartbreak EP” on (Dark Energy 2011) represents Phonic Funk’s best work in recent memory and further cements his reputation as one of the greatest tech minded house producers around.
With a truckload of support coming from big boys like Laurent Garnier, Milton Jackson, Steve Lawler and Jimpster the Phonic Funk sound is getting out of control. In a time when many musical acts are sticking to what has been ‘safe and tested’ Phonic Funk is really pushing the envelope with new and creative music filled with groovin’ phat baselines and is influenced by the melodic sounds of (deep) house guru’s François K, Todd Terry, Darren Emerson, Danny Tanaglia, Sneak, Dave Seaman, Deep
Dish, Layo and Bushwacka, Funk d’ Void and many more.
Phonic Funk has played at all the big Dutch festivals; Dance Valley, Extrema Outdoor, FFWD and Mysteryland to name a few and has been touring the clubs extensively the last few years. He’s played close to home and on the other side of the world; this man has been everywhere and seen it all. His passport contains Europe, (South) America, Canada, (South) Africa – you get the idea.
With subtle nods to the Chicago and Detroit innovators of yesteryear, Phonic Funk draws upon their rich experience to deliver timeless groove after timeless groove. A seamless fusion of grooving deep and tech house is the best way to describe this studio monster’s style. With release on labels like Dark Energy, Salted Music, Mn2s, Strom Recordings, Ultra Music and a zillion more this guy is certainly someone to checkout regularly.