M-Phazes

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M-Phazes
Birth name Mark Landon
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Record producer, rapper
Labels It's Official Music

M-Phazes is an Australian Hip Hop producer and artist based in Melbourne, Victoria. Born on the Gold Coast[1] he relocated to Melbourne to further his musical career.[2] Originally known for his production work he has produced for artists such as Bliss n Eso,[3] Phrase, Drapht,[2] Dialectrix, Muph & Plutonic,[1] Spit Syndicate,[4] Urthboy,[5] Syntax,[6] and The Tongue,[7] as well as American hip hop artists Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli and Slaughterhouse and British rappers such as Sonnyjim and Micall Parknsun. He also worked with top South African hiphop artist Tuks. He released his debut solo album, Good Gracious, in 2010.[8] The album features many guest appearances, including Mantra, Muph & Plutonic, Phrase, Spit Syndicate, Bliss N Eso, Illy and Pez,[9] and reached the top 20 of the ARIA album charts.[2] Good Gracious was a featured album on national youth radio station Triple J.[10] The album earned M-Phazes an ARIA Award for Best Urban Album.[11]

In his early life, M-Phazes went to Miami High on the Gold Coast and lived in Burleigh Heads. His first rap group was called Trace Elements which also consisted of Jake Dangerous and Syntax.

Currently[when?] M-Phazes has been working with artists such as Drapht, Bliss N Eso, Talib Kweli’s Idle Warship project, Pharaohe Monch, 360, Illy, Eskimo Joe, Gotye and Kimbra. Beyond his production work, M-Phazes is also a DJ most recently supporting Eminem & Lil Wayne on their Australian national tour. M-Phazes produced the track "Bad Guy" on Eminem's new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Discography[edit]

Solo Albums
Collaborations
  • Final Confrontation (1999) (with Trace Elements)
  • Phaze One (2011) (with Emilio Rojas)
  • Land Of The Crooks EP (2013) (with Sean Price)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Charles, Lily (15 July 2010), Producing a top beat, Townsville Bulletin 
  2. ^ a b c Naidoo, Meryl (5 August 2010), From burger king to beat-master, Hobart Mercury 
  3. ^ Bennett, Clayton (12 August 2010), Running on Air review, Townsville Bulletin 
  4. ^ Spit Syndicate, Canberra Times, 3 June 2010 
  5. ^ Urthboy sneaks into town with friends in tow, Hobart Mercury, 3 June 2010 
  6. ^ Tihema, Khan (11 September 2010), Alternative Energy review, The Courier Mail 
  7. ^ Apter, Jeff (24 September 2010), The Musical review, Sydney Morning Herald 
  8. ^ Hip-hop's quiet achiever, Hobart Mercury, 15 April 2010 
  9. ^ Beating his own drum, Canberra Times, 12 August 2010 
  10. ^ Landon is landed, Gold Coast Sun, 25 February 2010 
  11. ^ ARIA trumpets Morrison win, The West Australian, 4 November 2010 
  12. ^ Sasson, Chloe (9 April 2010), Good Gracious review, Sydney Morning Herald 
  13. ^ Donovan, Patrick (19 March 2010), Good Gracious review, The Age 
  14. ^ M-Phazes, Canberra Times, 11 March 2010 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Phazed Out (Untagged / No DJ) by M-Phazes". Retrieved May 25, 2013. 

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