M-Phazes has definitely been one of the producers I've been checking for over the last couple of years or so. Originally hailing from Australia, he has plenty of impeccable production placements on a host of both underground and half-mainstream American artists including M.O.P., Heltah Skeltah, Ace & Edo G, Pharoahe Monch and many more. He never tried to switch up his gritty, sample-based tue school style though, only modifie it. His latest BabyGrande release, which is also his retail debut, "Phazed Out", works as a look at his musical history, mixed by DJ Rhettmatic of Beat Junkies fame. The seven teen tracks are a mix including a large chunk of his released production discograph, complemented with some newer, unreleased material and plenty of exclusive remixes. In other words this is an essential lessons for both loyal followers and newcomes to M-Phazes.
I first started really paying attention to him through the credits and title track of M.O.P.'s "Foundation" album in 2009 which led me to check for the guys work and I'm usually impressed. Just check the work he did with Saigon/Inspectah Deck, Oddisee, Strange Fruit Project, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Talib Kweli to name a few of the high-profile names ithat's contacted him for his unique sound. On the 22nd of this month the producer is releasing his first official compilation, all produced by M-Phazes. You can now stream the album below and feel free to drop a comment on how you feel about this release. The label is Coalmine Records and the actual record hit stores on February 22; if you like what you hear, show your suport and pick up "Phazed Out"LP ASAP.while it's still availabke.