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Tuomas Salmela, hailing from sunny old Finland, has been working the European dance music underground for quite some time now. You may be familiar with his slammin' releases on 20:20 VISION, MOODMUSIC, POKER FLAT or even the late Chicago giant GUIDANCE. Well, how about his own label then, PHONOGENIC AUDIO, one of the coolest new labels to come out of Scandinavia.
In 2007 Tuomas released quite a few dope Phonogenic 12”s on such labels as Moodmusic (“Orange Leaves”), KICKBOXER (“Rooma”), DANCE ELECTRIC (“Swedish Taboo”). The überhot Dubfire (Ali of Deep Dish fame) has included Phonogenic “Space Hooker” on his November 2007 Mixmag cover CD. Late 2007 saw the first Phonogenic 12” release on Sven Väth’s Cocoon Recordings, titled “The Last Beer on Earth”. The release has seen a lot of support from some of the biggest DJs around and the title track was featured in BBC Radio One Essential Mix by John Digweed.
Tuomas has also been collaborating with his long time friend Jori Hulkkonen on a brand new project signed to GET PHYSICAL MUSIC. As DISCEMI they took their groove experteaze and soundscaping professionalism to a next level for the acclaimed "Tango Or Cash EP". And like that wasn't enough, the follow-up titled “Data Sapiens” was released on the sizzling hot UK imprint REKIDS. Also included is a scorching remix by the Rekids head honcho Radio Slave.