Phetsta - The Prism EP
Phetsta - The Prism EP is out now on Technique Recordings and with tracks from it being picked up by the likes of Radio 1′s Mistajam and Zane Lowe it looks like being his biggest release yet. Kmag spoke to Phetsta about the light based concept behind the EP, the video he’s making for one of the EP tracks and his new live show.
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Phetsta – Prism – Technique Recordings
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Phetsta burst onto the Drum & Bass scene in 2005 when he signed exclusively to the legendary Drumsound & Bassline Smith‘s imprint Technique Recordings. The Australian producer quickly carved his own sound within the genre with early releases such as Intergalactic and Blur (Mixmag’s tune of the month – May 2006).
In 2007 Phetsta released the acclaimed Congo EP, Knowledge Magazine calling it a “production masterpiece”. The four track extended player cracked the top ten on BBC Radio 1′s Drum & Bass charts. Phetsta show cased his versatility by slowing things down to 130 bpm for a guest single on Aquasky‘s label Passenger Recordings.
In 2008 he released From My Eyes, which received significant Radio 1 support from Annie Mac. and held onto a top ten position on Drum ‘n’ Bass Arena for eight weeks straight. Phetsta also teamed up with fellow Perth based producer Shock One to unleash the award winning (PDMA Track of the Year 2008) single The Sun. The duo also collaborated with London based Metrik on the dance floor tear out True Believer which featured on Shock One’s self titled extended player on Viper Recordings.
2009 proved successful again with Phetsta & Shock One’s Cyclones gaining day time rotation on Australia’s Triple J, including a top three placing on Super Request. Their next single The Sun 2009 has also received significant airplay as well as television support on ABC Australia’s video clip show Rage.
Phetsta’s DJ skills have seen him tour both nationally and overseas, including two eight week long sell out tours of Europe and one in The United States. His music has found its way into the record boxes of the likes of Pendulum, Grooverider, Andy C and Annie Mac.