Right at the end of last year, Australian hip-hop producer M-Phazes announced the release of his second album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Good Gracious. The new album looks to be just as collaborative and diverse as its predecessor. Up until now, M-Phazes has been mainly known as a hip-hop producer, working with Eminem, Nas, 2 Chainz and Lupe Fiasco over the years. With the new album, however, we're getting much stronger dance and pop influences.
The first single ("Messiah") featured breathy house vocals from Alison Wonderland, while the second single, "Golden Years", features a stadium-filling performance from 14-year-old, fellow Aussie Ruel (and an LA gospel choir), backed with a bouncy house beat built for summer. The rest of album boasts features from Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun, Kimbra, Posdanuous of De La Soul, Hopium, Tkay Maidza, Ish Darr, and Daniel Johns of Silverchair so expect a truly eclectic album coming our way later this year.