Over the past ten-plus years, M-Phazes has worked behind the boards with some of the world’s biggest artists, including Eminem, Madonna, Kimbra, Fifth Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, 2 Chainz, and Daniel Johns. The Melbourne producer’s sought-after studio expertise has earned him ten Hottest 100 anthems, six ARIA Awards, Billboard and APRA Awards wins, and even a highly coveted Grammy.

Now the multi-award winner is stepping confidently into the spotlight with his new single Messiah, featuring a scorching vocal performance by Australian dance music sensation Alison Wonderland. A surefire summer anthem, Messiah also sets the stage for the forthcoming M-Phazes solo album, which brings together an unprecedented all star guest lineup.

With its dark, edgy pop feel, Messiah showcases a thrilling new side to the M-Phazes sound. Messiah has been blowing up Alison Wonderland’s DJ sets all year, with fans eager to ID the mystery track online. “I made the beat almost a year before we made the song, and it dawned on me that Alison would be perfect for it,” M-Phazes recalls. “The lyrics come from a real emotional place for her, so I wanted to capture that feeling while also making it a song she could play in her sets.” Messiah is the perfect introduction to the boundary-pushing energy of the forthcoming LP, which dips into synth-pop, electronic R&B, feelgood hip-hop, club-ready bass music and more.

M-Phazes’s production credits are stacked with success stories, not least his Grammy win for co-producing the standout track Bad Guy on Eminem’s 2013 album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He continued to produce songs for a diverse list of artists in recent years, including Moxie Raia’s On My Mind (featuring Pusha T), Keyshia Cole’s N.L.U. (featuring 2 Chainz), Daniel Johns’s Imagination, and Meg Mac’s Grandma’s Hands. M-Phazes points to his collaboration with Kimbra on her 2011 debut album Vows as the experience that “really set me off on a path of working with different genres.”

Now the “go to producer” behind a long line of hits is taking his well-deserved place at front and center. Both Messiah and the forthcoming solo album showcase M-Phazes at his versatile best. “I hope people will appreciate that good music is just that, no matter what the genre,” he says. “Music shouldn’t be put into boxes.”

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AWARDS

2014 Billboard Award Top Rap Album – Eminem ‘Marshall Matthers LP 2’
2013 ARIA Award Best Urban Release – Illy ‘Bring It Back’
2011 ARIA Award Best Urban Release – Drapht ‘Life Of Riley’
2010 ARIA Award Best Urban Release – M-Phazes ‘Good Gracious’
2010 3D World’s ‘Australian Producer Of The Year’
2008 ARIA Award Best Urban Release – Bliss n Eso ‘Flying Colours’
2008 Sha Money XL’s ‘One Stop Shop Producers Beat Battle’

SALES

2014 – PLATINUM (AUS) – Illy ‘Tightrope’ (Single)
2014 – GOLD (AUS) – Illy ‘Cinematic’
2013 – DOUBLE PLATINUM (US) – Eminem ‘Marshall Matthers LP 2’
2013 – GOLD RECORD (AUS) – Bliss n Eso ‘Circus In The Sky’
2011 – DOUBLE PLATINUM RECORD (AUS) – 360 ‘Falling & Flying’
2011 – PLATINUM RECORD (AUS), GOLD RECORD (NZ) – Kimbra, ‘Vows’
2011 – GOLD RECORD (AUS) – Drapht ‘Life Of Riley’
2010 – PLATINUM RECORD (AUS) – Bliss n Eso ‘Running On Air’
2008 – GOLD RECORD (AUS) – Bliss n Eso ‘Flying Colours’