Mantis Radio 044 + Phonocake
Phonocake’s boss Parmon records us this week’s session, showcasing the label’s deep, introspective sound.
Si Begg – I Thunk Therefore I Am [Noodles]
M4RS – Blasting Asteroids [Dub]
Sclist – Bay Dwellers [Dub]
Actraiser – Nevermore [Dub]
Anagramm – Work Dub (Jack Orion remix) [Planet Terror]
numbercult – Reue [numbercult]
Apathesis – Rain Dance [Urban Scrumping]
Schemeboy – Mutant Bug Step [Net-Lab]
Geeneus – Yellowtail VIP [RINSE]
Armand van Helden – Koochy (DJ Icey & Keith Money MacKenzie remix) [dub]
Trode – Keep Going (Egyptrixx remix) [Bassgun]
Zwart Licht Kommando – Pump Dat Shit [Dub]
+ Beagle – Sea of Serenity [Backtotheoldskool]
B-Phreak – Firecrack (Jack Stat Remix) [Luckybreak]
Scratcha DVA – Kill All A’ Dem (VIP Mix) [RINSE]
Stuart J – Last Reminder of Hell [Backtotheoldskool]
Hellfire Machina – Stick ‘n’ Move [Dub]
Needle Sharing – We Are Back [Hands Productions]
Kinkymint vs Palat nr.15 – Broadmani 14 [XLR] / [Phonocake]
Trans Alp – Für Warschau [Dub]
Inbetween – Beatstreet [Dub] parmon side project
Aries Fiktion – Objects (Live @ Labata) [Arhiva]
Deftype – Eye Replicant [Phonocake]
Kryptic Universe – Unspoken Dialogue [Dub]
Noise-Beyond-Silence – Faar [Phonocake]
Mr. Incognito – Starway [Phonocake]
Madstyle – [Dub]
Anaxy – Zerome [Phonocake]
Trickform – Back to Point Zero [Phonocake]
Idhren – Earolexia [Phonocake]
krnd – 008-02 [Dub] Bad Comfort side project
Tinitus – De Cojer Ni Hablamos [Phonocake]
15 Michael Richter – Audiotrack 07 [Dub]
parmon – Lied 30 [Dub]
Phonocake mostly releases introspective relaxing deep music, but the artists have a diverse interest in music. Which Parmon, label owner, hopes you hear in this, his showcase mix.
In 2003, four guys, who had never met before, but emailed just twice, started to brainstorm about bringing out the fantastic music being produced by their friends. They decided that a netlabel was the best way to do it.
because free and easy is unbeatable
The musicians they wanted to sign to the label were giving away CDrs locally in mini pressings of about 40/50. Most of the artists were based in Dresden, East Germany, which back in the 90s was called the Detroit of Germany by Underground Resistance’s Mad Mike Banks. About 2 years ago Phonocake opened up to sign artists from beyond Dresden.
Pushing their artists creatively Parmon says:
Some of the Phonocake artists also have releases on ‘hardmedia’ labels like Drop Bass Networks, Suburban Trash, Goldtears and so on, but of course also on other netlabels, like Kahvi, binkcrsh, Nishi, Elpa, No Response
Phonocake also aimed to combine the virtual world where their music was with the offline-world, and from that they began to provide workshops and music events. Through their activities as a label and collective they’ve motivated others to start their own netlabels, including Jahtari, pumplane and XLR.
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