PHACE is the alias used by Florian Harres, an electronic music producer and label owner from Hamburg, Germany. Over the past years, he not only defined his own style of bass-heavy electronic music, but also managed to tour all corners of this planet. Looking at both his strong global following and wide-ranging back-catalogue of releases (on the world’s biggest indie labels such as OWSLA, Mau5trap, Vision, Shogun, Critical, and his own imprint Neosignal Recordings), one can easily say that within this style of music it is quite hard to find a comparable contemporary artist shaping a sound and musical movement a similar way.
His music receives support by artists such as Amon Tobin, Noisia, Skrillex, Foreign Beggars, Andy-C, Koan Sound, Friction, Goldie, Skream, Alix Perez, Rockwell (to name just a few), and is best described by twisted bass, rhythmical experimentation, high contrast ambiance, deep cinematic themes, explosive energy, and yet human analog soul, constantly piquing demand for appearances at clubs, festivals and music media around the globe.
PHACE’s Neosignal Recordings label, co-owned by Michael Bräuninger (aka Misanthrop), is renowned for its innovative music and identity, and is one of the most wanted underground indie-labels of today. In 2012, Phace and Misanthrop launched a new collaborative electronic band project, also named NEOSIGNAL, to reach out into new fields of electronic music and sound.
In form of a remix for Noisia's “Stigma” released on Deadmau5's Mau5trap Recordings, the newly formed Neosignal band project found its first appearance, followed by a remix of Rockwell's “Childhood Memories” (feat. Kito & Sam Frank) on Shogun Audio, and a remix of Koan Sound's “Eastern Thug,” released on Skrillex's OWSLA imprint in September 2012.