Berlin native Charles Tone was already active as a guitarist and singer in numerous underground bands in the city ten years before he started his work as a DJ in 1994. Even during his band days, he was much more interested in synthetic soundscapes in the style of Robert Fripp than the distorted electric guitar solos of some of his co-musicians and their influences. This is reflected in the music that Charles Tone makes today.
Charles Tone plays the "electronic Charleston", an unmistakable mlange of minimal and house grooves and trancedubtechnoambienttunes with unconventional breaks and an alternating accentuation of the beat, which he brings together in an unambiguous hybrid form. In contrast to the original Charleston, the electronic Charleston is a touch slower, but on the dance floor it nonetheless conjures up those signature swinging outward heel kicks combined with a bending and straightening of the knees.