Fleeting between Hamburg and Berlin is Henning Besser, who you may know better as DJ Phono — the electronic music DJ whose personal claim is, “party is my profession.”
A grand statement, maybe — but when chatting with Phono you realise that music is inherent in him, his no-bullshit professionalism shines through. Straight to the point and passionate about his game.
Originally established in the hip-hop world, Phono is best known for his role as a touring DJ for the Hanseatic Hip-Hop band Deichkind with electro leanings, where he is also responsible for orchestrating the live shows as artistic director for the group.
Moving away from traditional hip-hop but taking the electronica theme with him, Phono is a regular at the prolific Pudelclub in Hamburg, entertaining the visitors well into the early hours. With the aptly named mix, ‘This is how we walk on the moon,’ let Phono glide you into another time zone — and dance with him, The Acid, Jose Gonzales and Mano Le Tough, who all feature in this decadent mix.
The Acid – Ra (David August Rmx)
Jose Gonzalez -This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Ametsub – Peaks Far Afield
The Micronauts – Close Up Picture (Mooryc Rmx)
Francis Harris – Lost Found (Matthew Herbert´s let yourself go Rmx)
Lianne Le Havas – What You Don’t Do (Robag Wruhme Rmx)
Butch – The Spirit feat. Hohberg (Adriatique´s 7am Rmx)
Ametsub – Precipice Drive
Erdbeerschnitzel – Cushion
Maribou State feat. Pedestrian – The Clown (Axel Boman Rmx)
Mano Le Tough – In My Arms
Words: Paris Bielby | Image: Tim Bruening