It’s been a big year for Neosignal Recordings co-boss Phace. Kicking off the year with his second solo album Shape The Random before launching a one-man global crusade with tours of Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand
Now he’s wrapping up 2015 on Critical Music with an absurd collaborative EP that features some of the most exciting names in electronic music. All kindred sound design spirits, across five tracks he’s joined by: Mefjus, Noisia, Current Value, Rockwell and Culprate.
Colour us heavy! This is what he has to say…
“After finishing my big LP project at the start of the year, I simply wanted to do something different and wanted get into the studio to have fun with people whom I haven’t worked with for a while (like Noisia, Rockwell and Mefjus) or have never worked with before (like Current Value and Culprate). At this point I actually didn’t aim for all our output to be put together for one release. As things came together nicely though, I thought it would be a very cool thing if I put all this collaborative music together into one pack. I have a lot of love and respect for all these producers and consider them also as my friends. So the idea for this EP was born.”
Released November 13: The music speaks for itself. Next level design, industrial strength funk and the right amount of humour (notably the ‘bang’ sample on Phace and Mefjus’s collaboration Bäng Bäng and outro sample on Phace and Rockwell’s track Yes), it’s one of those collaborative exercises where the whole is greater than the sum of its sonic parts. And considering the level of each part in this grizzly, uncompromised, future focused puzzle, that’s saying something.
Phace & Friends Tracklist:
Phace & Mefjus – Bäng Bäng
Phace & Noisia – Drawback
Phace & Current Value – Wild Thing
Phace & Rockwell – Yes
Phace & Culprate – Logic Bomb