German beatsmith Carsten Aermes, a.k.a. Phon.0, presents his latest EP, Cracking Space Part 2 on 50 Weapons/Monkeytown. This powerful follow-up to it’s earlier companion EP artfully blends techno and house into Phon.o’s signature style of deep swinging future garage.

Whi5leblower” is a jacking broken-beat banger, with a name insinuating some very relevant connotations. “Defrost” is barrage of chugging freight train thumps, and “Crystal Math” feels like a dreamy spacescape of flutters and bass.

The video for “Whi5leblower” features mesmerizing digital abstraction by motion graphics designer Christian Korndörfer. Fellow Berlin artist Cubenx also made a hefty remix of “Whi5leblower.” Part 1 of Cracking Space was released this past March on 50 Weapons, and Part 2 just dropped in June.  Part 1 features collaborations with San Franciscan Joshua “Kit” Clayton on “Moonshine,” and Malaysian duo Bass Sekolah on “HereNow”.  They also made this music video for “HereNow” shot on location in Malaysia.

Phon.o has been playing shows across Asia and Europe this year, and occasionally shares the bill with the likes of 50 Weapons honchos Modeselektor.  If you’re not familiar with Phon.o, have a listen to his outstanding 2012 LP Black Boulders Phon.o’s other work includes a slew of varying remixes and a series of collaborations with Chris de Luca as CLP which are also worth a listen.

You can pick up the Cracking Space EP’s on the 50 Weapons shop or from the usual major retailers.  Check out the video for “Whi5leblower” and preview Cracking Space Parts 1 and 2 below.


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