Phonat

Phonat

Real Name:
Michele Balduzzi
Profile:
Michele Balduzzi the allusive, 7 foot, Italian maverick began making music in his rural home village of Tuscany, Italy. He was quickly spotted by MofoHifi Records, via the work he had uploaded on MySpace.The label bosses were so impressed with the 21 year old that they persuaded him to leave his parents' idyllic country farm and move to a bed sit in Dalston, London.So, in 2007 armed with a five year old laptop and a Fender Strat the young Italian moved to London where he spent two years recording his debut album in a small basement in London Bridge.

The album encompassed French house, D&B, nu disco, mash up, metal, trip hop, ragga, down tempo, funk, fidget, electro, rock and was described as a "Acid House Bohemian Rhapsody".The album eventually received a global release , by Atlantic / Big Beat, which enabled Phonat to reach a wider audience.

The likes of Rob Da Bank, Norman Cook, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and the music presss all began to sing his praises whilst numerous tracks were used in computer games and TV shows. To accompany the tracks several highly acclaimed videos were made by long term Italian collaborator Rocco Pezzella.

With his debut album being critically acclaimed as "a landmark genre defining electronic album" Phonat has gone on to become, over the last couple of years, one of the most respected and esteemed electronic producers in Europe.

Along with his album, Phonat has also released several EP’s including the Cockroaches EP and has remixed artists as diverse as Skrillex and Dizzee Rascal.

Phonat also began Dj’ing across the globe with tours in Europe, The USA and Japan. The pinacle of which was performing to a crowd of 25,000 people on the main stage of the Nanomugen festival in Yokohama.
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Phonat Discography

Albums

Phonat Phonat (Album) MofoHifi UK 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Phonat One Million / Machine Noise Heavy Disco UK 2005 Sell This Version
UKSPL 011 Phonat Just The FX / Burnin(12") Splank! Records UKSPL 011 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Phonat The Quake Splank! Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Phonat Incredible Sound EP (EP) MofoHifi UK 2007 Sell This Version
Phonat Ghetto Burnin EP (EP) MofoHifi UK 2008 Sell This Version
Phonat Learn To Recycle MofoHifi UK 2008 Sell This Version
MFH020 Phonat Learn To Recycle (12", W/Lbl) MofoHifi MFH020 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Phonat Love Hits The Fan(CDr, Single, Promo) MofoHifi none UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none Phonat Set Me Free EP(CDr, EP, Promo) MofoHifi none UK 2009 Sell This Version
Phonat Set Me Free (Single, EP) MofoHifi UK 2009 Sell This Version
OMG114 Phonat Love Hits The Fan EP(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) OneLove OMG114 Australia 2010
MFH049 Phonat Cockroaches E.P.(4xFile, MP3, EP) MofoHifi MFH049 2010
OWS039 Phonat Identity Theft EP(6xFile, FLAC, EP) Owsla OWS039 US 2013
OWS075 Phonat Never(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Owsla OWS075 US 2014