Location: Melbourne, AU
Label: Obese Records
M-Phazes is the perfect example of a diamond in the rough. Born and raised in the Gold Coast of Australia, isolated from Hip-Hop, M-Phazes would sit in his bedroom for hours on end to master his craft. Drawing inspiration from legendary producers such as Battlecat, Pete Rock and the late J-Dilla, M-Phazes sound is best described as soulful melodies coupled with loose, smacking drums.
Since moving to Melbourne in 2008, M-Phazes has appeared to be unstoppable. Besides landing production credits on almost every major Hip-Hop release in Australia, M-Phazes released his debut album Good Gracious in April 2010 which would later earn him the coveted 2010 Aria Award for Best Urban Release along with nomination for the J Awards Album Of The Year.
Landing his first U.S. placement in 2005 on Supastition’s Chain Letters, M-Phazes has been on a steady climb and hasn’t looked back. In March of 2008, M-Phazes earned himself a first place victory at Sha Money’s prestigious One Stop Shop Producers Conference Beat Battle, an event that’s held annually in Phoenix, Arizona. M-Phazes’ production was judged by a panel of legendary producers and artists that consisted of DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Swizz Beats, DJ Toomp, No I.D, Hi-Tek, Don Cannon, Chamillionaire and of course, Sha Money.
“M-Phazes blew me away with his sound” – Jake One.
After the One Stop win, M-Phazes would later receive his first Aria Award and a gold record for his production on Bliss N Eso’s Flying Colors album, have his production featured on several college chart topping singles, has signed a landmark deal with Mushroom Publishing and has landed several placements, including a major label placement with Amerie for the song “Pretty Brown Eyes” featuring Trey Songz, for her fourth studio album In Love & War (The Island Def Jam Music Group) as well as a co-production credit alongside super producer J.R. Rotem (Belugah Heights) for the song “Wanna Go Back” for thier artist Mann (Mann’s World, The Island Def Jam Music Group).
To date, M-Phazes has built a strong discography that includes placements with several key players and groups in today’s hip-hop marketplace that include Slaughter House, Redman, Talib Kweli, Idle Warship, Pharoahe Monch, Edo G, CL Smooth, M.O.P., Mela Machinko, Royce Da 5’9″, Emilio Rojas, Heltah Skeltah, Donny Goines, Cory Gunz, Elzhi (Slum Village), Marvin Priest (son of Maxi Priest), Termanology, Sean Price, Sadat X and more.
M-Phazes is living proof that no matter where you’re from, you can make an impact on the rest of the world. As his dreams become a reality, M-Phazes places no boundaries on the craft he hopes will allow him to work with artists that define today’s urban music culture.