Phonat receiving rave reviews + debut North American tour dates [Free Download + Video]


Electronic producer Phonat North American debut tour

The elusive 7 foot Italian maverick known as Phonat has become one of the most respected and esteemed electronic producers in Europe over the last couple of years, with his debut full-length 'Phonat' being critically acclaimed as a land mark genre-defining electronic album.

Having already toured Asia, Europe and Australia this year, he now for the first time flies across the Atlantic for a series of US and Canadian shows.

With major US dance labels eager and hungry to sign the Italian, this tour is expected to be the first of many.

Michele Balduzzi began making music in his home village in rural Tuscany in Italy and was quickly spotted by MofoHifi Records recording under the name Phonat. Armed with a five year old laptop and a Fender Strat the young Italian moved to a bedsit in Dalston, London where he spent two years recording his debut album in a small basement in London Bridge.

The result is an album that takes the listener on a genre defying musical journey, similar to that which Phonat took in his own life moving from idyllic rural Italy to the chaos and color of London.

The album encompasses French house, D&B, nu disco, mash up, metal, trip hop, ragga, down tempo, funk, fidget, electro and rock.

From the hypnotic "It's For You", the ground breaking "Learn to Recycle" and ending in the dysfunctional masterpiece "London". The album is now being released across the globe, with numerous tracks being used in computer games and TV shows. Highly acclaimed videos have been made by long term Italian collaborator Rocco Pezzella.

Phonat - "Set me free" music video:

Phonat 2011 North American tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

November 2011

Wednesday 23-NOV-11 New York USA Webster Hall
Thursday 24-NOV-11 Montreal Canada Le Belmont
Friday 25-NOV-11 Toronto Canada Mod Club
Saturday 26-NOV-11 WashingtonUSA Fall Massive

December 2011

Thursday 01-DEC-11 Denver USA Beta
Friday 02-DEC-11 Hollywood USA Avalon
Saturday 03-DEC-11 San Diego USA Voyeur

Free Download - Phonat Mix Fall 2011:

"This guy f**ks with all the rules" - Norman Cook

"It's a proper mash-up!" - Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1)

"Wickid" - Herve

"Phonat has frequently stunned us with his productions over the last few years, coming across like a hyperactive Daft Punk on happy pills... By the end, you're exhausted, perplexed, flabbergasted, and left with the feeling that all other music is boring, unimaginative, repetitive trash. Wow. 10/10" - Data Transmission

"It's been described as a Acid House Bohemian Rhapsody. It takes in 25 styles during it's course, I like it" - Rob Da Bank on BBC Radio 1

"What a great way to end the show" - Pete Tong on BBC Radio1

"Phonat is breaking rules, and pushing boundaries...Keep him on your radar as he continues on his journey to redefine electronic music." -

"A chap called Phonat just blew our little minds with this genre spanning six minute odyssey he sent over...This track simply tears up the rulebook, and if everyone was suddenly sent off to production school, Phonat should be teaching lesson one with this track." - NoisePorn

"My mind was not even ready to grasp the possibility that anyone was capable of manipulating a track to this extent in just six minutes. Holy sh*t, this should be illegal! It is very inspiring and I really think that many artists could take a page out of his book. There is a male vocal sampled and he says "Giving it up for you" Yes, Phonat! I am definitely giving it up for you!" - 365 Mag

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