M-Phazes

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M-Phazes
Birth name Mark Landon
Genres Hip Hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Music Producer, Rapper
Years active 2007 - Present
Labels It's Official Music / Warner, Obese Records
Website mphazes.com

Mark Landon (born 1 February 1983) better known by his stage name M-Phazes, is an Australian Hip Hop producer and artist based in Gold Coast, Queensland. He is best known for his production work with artist's such as Eminem, Eskimo Joe, Kimbra, Bliss n Eso and Illy.

Signed to FAM Management[1] in 2007, Landon moved to Melbourne, Victoria to further his musical career, and where he currently resides.

Early life[edit]

M-Phazes was born on the 1st of February, 1983. He went to Miami High School on the Gold Coast and lived in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. His first rap group was called Trace Elements which also consisted of Jake Dangerous, Tactic One and Syntax.

Career[edit]

2008: One Stop Shop[edit]

In 2008, Mark Landon was the winner of Sha Money XL’s ‘One Stop Shop’ beat battle in Phoenix, Arizona. The competition was judged by producers such as Swizz Beats (Jay-Z, Alicia Keys), DJ Premier (Nas, Christina Aguilera) and Denaun Porter (Eminem, D12). His win at One Stop would lead to producing for Contemporary R&B superstar Amerie.

2009: Flying Colors, Running On Air[edit]

M-Phazes reached gold sales for the first time in 2009 with Bliss n Eso’s album ‘Flying Colors’ of which he produced 7 songs, and reached his first platinum sales in 2010 with Bliss n Eso’s album ‘Running On Air’.

2010: Signing to Mushroom Music & Obese Records, Good Gracious (Album)[edit]

In 2010, M-Phazes signed a publishing deal with Mushroom Records and record deal with Obese Records, later releasing his debut album ‘Good Gracious’ featuring Bliss n Eso, Drapht, Illy, Phrase and many other Australian Hip-Hop artists. His album, ‘Good Gracious’ won an ARIA Award for Best Urban Release unexpectedly beating Bliss n Eso’s ‘Running On Air’ of which he produced 4 songs.

2011: Kimbra 'Vows'[edit]

M-Phazes was enlisted by Kimbra in 2011 to co-produce her platinum debut album ‘Vows’.[2] ‘Vows’ won Best Pop Album and Album of the Year in the New Zealand Music Awards.

2013: Universal Music Publishing, Bad Guy[edit]

2013 saw M-Phazes sign a worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and land his first major placement with ‘Bad Guy’ which was the intro track on Eminem’s 7th album Marshall Matthers LP 2.[3]

2014: Illy 'Tightrope' and 'Cinematic'[edit]

In 2014 M-Phazes’s produced his first platinum selling single with Illy’s ‘Tightrope’ taken from the Gold selling album ‘Cinematic’ which was executive produced by M-Phazes.[4]

M-Phazes has been working with Keyshia Cole,[5] 2 Chainz, Daniel Johns,[6] Luke Steele, Kimbra, Illy, Guy Sebastian, Thelma Plum, Meg Mac and Hopium.

2015: New Album[edit]

He is currently working on his follow up album to Good Gracious which is scheduled for release in 2015 through Warner Music Australia/It’s Official Music.

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Title Producer
2014 Logic Under Pressure Bounce S1 & M-Phazes
2014 Logic Under Pressure Till The End S1 & M-Phazes
2014 Keyshia Cole Point Of No Return N.L.Y. ft. 2 Chainz M-Phazes
2014 Meg Mac Self Titled EP Grandma's Hands M-Phazes
2014 Allday Startup Cult Wolves ft. Sunni Colon M-Phazes
2014 Hopium N/A Dreamers Hopium & M-Phazes
2014 Thelma Plum Monsters EP Monsters M-Phazes
2014 Thelma Plum Monsters EP Young In Love M-Phazes
2014 Thelma Plum Monsters EP How Much Does Your Love Cost M-Phazes
2014 Thelma Plum Monsters EP Candle M-Phazes
2014 360 Utopia Must Come Down ft. Pez M-Phazes
2013 Eminem MMLP2 Bad Guy S1 & M-Phazes
Solo Albums
Collaboration Albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAM Management". www.flagrantartists.com. 
  2. ^ "Kimbra Enters US Album Chart At 14 ", Mess + Noise, 31 May 2011 
  3. ^ Hohnen, Mike (24 October 2013), "Eminen Features Aussie M-Phazes On New Album MMLP2", Music Feeds 
  4. ^ "M-Phazes Biography Universal Music Publishing Aus & NZ ", umusicpub.com.au 
  5. ^ "Keyshia Cole Teams Up with 2 Chainz on M-Phazes Produced 'N.L.U' ", umusicpub.com.au, 15 October 2014 
  6. ^ "M-PHAZES – SOUNDTRACK FOR CROOKS!", OzHipHop.com, 29 March 2014 
  7. ^ Sasson, Chloe (9 April 2010), "Good Gracious review", Sydney Morning Herald 
  8. ^ Donovan, Patrick (19 March 2010), "Good Gracious review", The Age 
  9. ^ "M-Phazes", Canberra Times, 11 March 2010 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Phazed Out (Untagged / No DJ) by M-Phazes". Retrieved May 25, 2013. 

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