Tuomas Salmela, born and stuck in 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, COCOON or even the late Chicago giant GUIDANCE.
Supported by the biggest DJs in the industry, Tuomas' material produced under his PHONOGENIC moniker is well recognisable: a perfect amalgam of dirty body-moving beats, eloquent melodies and haunting harmonies. All topped off with Tuomas' high quality production qualities. A strong influence of Detroit techno and Chicago house can be heard trough the whole catalogue of tracks, serving as foundation of fresh dirt, from where new things are born.
Tuomas has also collaborated with his long time friend and electronic artiste extraordinaire JORI HULKKONEN on numerous projects. Together they have released music on a wide range of labels, such as GET PHYSICAL MUSIC, REKIDS and the legendary SÄHKÖ sublabel KEYS OF LIFE. While working together, these two guys tend to push the boundaries, and buttons. The repertoire ranges all the way from afrobeat to creepy futufolk, all while making stops at ethnoid techno and finnish schlager.
If you're lucky, you can catch Tuomas DJing at your local joint, or even playing a live set that consists of the latest productions as well as the older catalogue tracks updated to make you move on two thousand and nine.