To mark the end of 2018, The Rave Exchange is travelling the world to reflect on the year of a series of DJs and Producers from every corner of the planet. From summer memories to personal achievements – we dig deep into the past 12 months and discuss future plans of some of our favourite emerging talents.
Artist Name: Phonon
Highlight of 2018: Working with some great artist’s around the world and being able to notice the progress in my music from the start of the year to the end! I feel my artistry has really grown this year.
Happy memory from this summer: Having the time to be able to pursue music fully was the happiest and fulfilling thing I have done for a long time.
Happy memory from this winter: It was definitely watching my fan base grow on Soundcloud! Thank you everyone.
The most difficult thing you’ve done this year: Working at sea as a Marine engineer to be able to fund everything.
This time last year you were… in the same chair
Your new year’s resolution last year: To release good music.
How long did it last? The whole year.
Your new year’s resolution this year: To push my music even more and create something legendary.
How long is it going to last? All year!
Your musical goal for 2019: To work with as many artists as possible and continue to write/produce as much as I can.
A new skill or hobby you’d like to get into: I would like to improve my beat making and programming Drums.
Your dream Christmas present: Other than a recording studio… a Roland TR – 08
Favourite festive food: It has to be the traditional Christmas turkey dinner!
Your NYE plans: I’m still undecided. Possibly Berlin!!
Public figure of the year: That’s a tough one, I would say between Diplo and Calvin Harris.
Movie/TV show of the year: The Defiant Ones
Artist or label to watch in 2019: I think M.I.A will make a comeback this year with some mega pop hits.
Song of the year that you were involved with: I think “Rain In The Summer” as far as creativity and “Nobody” as far as production was concerned.
Song of the year that you were not involved with: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Something you learned in 2018: UAD have the best plugins ever!
A prediction about the world in 2019: Humans rushing to save the world they have destroyed.
And lastly, your favourite Christmas song: ‘Wish You Were Here’ by Pink Floyd
DJ Phonon Online
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- Afro House
- Bass House
- Big Room
- Deep House
- Disco & Soul/Funk
- DJ Tools
- Drum & Bass
- Dub & Reggae
- Electro House
- Electro Swing
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- Future Bass & Trap
- Future House
- Garage & Grime
- Glitch Hop
- Hard Dance
- Hardcore & Harder Techno
- Hip Hop/R&B
- Indie Dance
- Jackin' House
- Leftfield Bass
- Leftfield House & Techno
- Melodic House & Techno
- Minimal / Deep Tech
- Nu Disco & Indie Dance
- Progressive House
- Psy Trance
- Tech House
- TRE Rates