Phazed Out – Review

Phazed Out is the new compilation/remix album from international producer extraordinaire M-Phazes, strung together by the legendary DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies. Phazed Out features a monster collection of stella tracks taken from the Coalmine Records back catalogue.

The album features appearances from such artists as Heltah Skeltah, Saigon, Inspectah Deck, CL Smooth, Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Termanology, Bekay, DJ Babu, Torae, Brown Bag AllStars, Chubb Rock, DJ Revolution, Mela Machinko, Krondon, Phil The Agony, Mista Sinista, J-Live and more.

Phazed Out is a perfectly paced album that flows from the first track right on through to the final drum beat. The feel of the album from the onset is complete and cohesive in both style and production. The album opens with the banging single ‘The Raw feat. Saigon, Inspectah Deck & Bekay, M-Phazes use of soulful melodies, coupled with loose, banging drums shines through from the moment you press play. All Out feat. Big Noyd, Phil The Agony & Krondon, followed by Undergroud Railroad feat. Damoso, Termanology, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Phantasm, Chubb Rock & Sadat X continues in the same vein with impressive fashion. Phazes constructs the track ‘I’m The Reason feat. Bekay & DJ Dutchmaster’, originally produced by The Returners, with a simple sample that builds into a stomping anthem not to be overlooked.

M-Phazes sews menacing synths and an evil base line on the track ‘Midnight Madness feat. Heltah Skeltah & DJ Revolution’, once again highlighting Phazes dynamic and powerful production ability. Like a master tradesman, Phazes captures the essence of each and every artist, complimenting and presenting each track as an overall masterpiece. ‘Another Classic feat. Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxwork’ plus the Phazed Out Remix of ‘Perfect Timing feat. CL SMooth & Skyzoo’ are the signature Phazes tracks, these will be as familiar to your as your favorite set of headphones.

Brooklyn Bridge feat. Bekay, Masta Ace & Dj Babu (M-Phazes Remix)’ originally featured on The Hunger Pains Remix EP from Bekay, and fits perfectly into the Phazed Out mix. M-Phazes and DJ Rehttmatic combine to present a world-class compilation album with touches of the underground, riddled with a host classic tracks. This is one for the collection.