One of the UK’s finest lyricists & Australia’s best producers are coming together this July to put the finishing touches on their brand new collaborative album. At the end of July Jehst & M-Phazes will come up for air to perform a select group of shows to showcase a handful of their new tracks as well as a gang of classic Jehst & M-Phazes material!
British born lyricist & producer, Jehst, is widely recognized as one of the most influential hip hop artists in his homeland. With a captivating stage presence to match hisstudio persona, the self-styled High Plains Drifter has fast became a cult-phenomenon on the live-circuit, garnering a reputation that has gone on to see him billed alongside some truly iconic artists; from living legends of Reggae Lee Scratch Perry and Max Romeo, to hip hop pioneers KRS One and De La Soul and todays Dubstep super-stars Skream and Benga, to name a select few.
Far from just a local hero, Jehst is a name known globally with an influence reaching far and wide from Americas underground to Australia and back again, with fans including everyone from Pharoahe Monch and Gilles Peterson to Rusko and Hudson Mohawke. You can stream Jehst’s most recent track below, titled G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R.
Since his first ARIA nod in 2008 for Best Urban Release with Bliss n Eso, Flying Colours, M-Phazes has appeared simply unstoppable. Aside from landing production credits on almost every major hip hop release in Australia, M-Phazes released his debut album Good Gracious in April 2010 through Obese Records that would later earn him the coveted 2010 ARIA Award for Best Urban Release.
To date, M-Phazes has compiled an outstanding discography that includes placements with a plethora of artists including Grammy Award winner Amerie, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Redman as well as hip hop legends CL Smooth, M.O.P. and Eric Sermon. Plus his hometown pedigree is second to none having landed cuts with a wide variety of Australian artists such as Drapht, Bliss N Eso, 360, Illy, Eskimo Joe, Gotye and Australia’s newest female superstar Kimbra. Outside of his production work, M-Phazes is a highly sought after DJ, having toured Australia alongside artists such as Eminem, Lil Wayne & Wu Tang Clan.
Perth – Thursday, 25th July – Civic Hotel Backroom
Melbourne – Friday, 26th July – The Laundry
Sydney – Saturday, 27th July – GoodGod Small Club
Tickets on sale now via Moshtix