Real Name: Michael Vater
Genre: House, Deep House
"Over the past 15 years, Berlin based artist Phonique has become one of the best House-DJs around. Enrooted in the exploding musical Berlin-underground of the 90ies he emerged as a much in demand DJ, producer and labelowner. He's got a fine sense for the dancefloor and a deep knowledge about House music and far beyond.
As a producer he released almost 40 singles on labels like Brique Rouge, Moodmusic, Simple, Crosstown Rebels, Global Underground, Tiefschwarz' Souvenir, Poker Flat and Dessous. His much acclaimed debut-album "identification" has been released in 2004 on Dessous Recordings and the second longplayer "Good Idea" followed in 2007. Phonique also runs his own label "Ladies And Gentlemen" for well selected discoid, but still underground sounds of House with pop-appeal and a special touch of je-ne-sais-quoi.
In late 2008 he was acknowledged as "Best Deep House DJ" in the Ibiza DJ awards and as "Best Deep House Artist" by Beatport." (Poker Flat)