M-Phazes, serial multi-tasker and our biggest international export, had a jam-packed ’11 touring, collaborating and producing some of the freshest sounds permeating our atmosphere. July 1st saw Phazes team up with dexterous US word-slinger Emilio Rojas to release self-titled album Phaze One.
The two forged album over two years of to-ing and flowing across the Pacific, the LP features guest vocals from Illy, Mela Machinko (Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae), and Mateo. Phaze One supported Wu Tang Clan on their Australian tour in early August. As well as his heavy involvement in a large portion of this year’s Australian hip hop releases (Pegz, Mantra, 360 and Drapht just to name a few), M-Phazes contributed his production expertise to much of Kimbra’s ARIA Gold and ARIA Award winning album ‘Vowels’, the title track from US rapper Talib Kweli’s acclaimed release Gutter Rainbows among others on the LP, as well as track On The Scene for Shady Records crew Slaughterhouse.
After only recently finishing a huge Illy|Spit Syndicate|Sietta Tour, followed by three shows supporting the one and only Eminem on his Australian tour, M-Phazes is currently working with Illy and Bliss & Eso on their upcoming albums due in 2012. The sky’s the limit for M-Phazes…
Catch M-Phazes performing at Blah Blah Blah Festival, December 28th in Brisbane alongside Mantra and Spit Syndicate.