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.”