Phace is the alias used by Florian Harres, an electronic music producer (electro, bass, drum & bass, dubstep, glitch etc.) and label owner from Hamburg, Germany. His sound can be described as atmospheric and powerful, imbued with deep cinematic flourishes, explosive energy, and human analog touch. He is known for his rhythmical experimentation, accompanied with deep twisted bass sounds, high contrasting ambience, and smooth flowing pad synthesisers. He has released music on Vision, Shogun Audio, Invisible, Virus Recordings, Lifted Music, Subtitles Music, Renegade Hardware, Neosignal, mau5trap and OWSLA (both with Phace’s new project, Neosignal), among others. He has also collaborated with the popular drum and bass group Noisia on several occasions and he is also known for his precise and energetic sets. His constant touring has taken him to metropolises in all corners of the planet.
The initial Phace project was started together with long-time friend Nicholas Ruoff in 2000.
After early releases (on various labels) and touring, Phace got voted ‘Best National Drum & Bass Producer and DJ’ in 2006 (and again later in 2009 ‘Best National Producer’) at Germany’s Future Music Awards.
Phace’s breakthrough debut album Psycho was released on Subtitles Music in 2007. It trends within the neurofunk sub-genre of drum and bass and was voted Album of the Month in Mixmag. It garnered great support by international acts such as Andy C, Noisia, Pendulum, Goldie, Ed Rush & Optical and Friction.
In 2008 Nicolas Ruoff decided to work in different fields and left the Phace project.
With long-time friend Michael Braeuninger, more widely known as Misanthrop, Phace and Misanthrop teamed up to create the record label Neosignal, in 2008. This establishment was followed by the release of Phace’s second worldly acclaimed album, From Deep Space, in 2010, accompanied with several singles.
After a worldwide album tour in 2010, 2011 marked Phace & Misanthrop’s return to the recorded realm on Neosignal Recording’s set of singles, including the chart storming ‘Desert Orgy’ and the heavyweight Energy EP.
Early 2012, Phace and Misanthrop decided to start a new electronic band project, also named Neosignal, to reach out into new fields of sound and music. This defined another cornerstone in Phace’s career.
In form of a remix for Noisia’s “Stigma” released on Deadmau5’s mau5trap Recordings in early 2012, the newly formed Neosignal band project found its first appearance. This was followed by a remix of Rockwell’s “Childhood Memories” (featuring Kito & Sam Frank) on Shogun Audio, and by a remix of KOAN Sound’s “Eastern Thug”, released on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint.
Javier ” Phace ” Alvarez was born on August 31 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Phace met Jesus at an early age , but yet at age 16 began to lean more to the offers of the streets. Phace had opportunities to play Professional Basketball but due to his drug addiction and alcoholism he misses the opportunity due to a car accident . At the age of 21 Phace has an encounter with God in a prison cell where he makes a pact with God ,”If you get me out of this prison , I will never turn my back to you” as he himself says. After 15 minutes Phace was out of jail and begins life with God. ” I thought that God was not real, but I was wrong ” comments Phace .
On a night at a talent show Phace sings a song in which one of the boys of the band Sword of Faith was judging the event, and made an approach to Phace to feature in a compilation album called Peacemakers. In 2001 Phace becomes a member of Sword of Faith and in 2006 they dropped the production ” Giyotina ” under the record label I records U.S. Latin in which they had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as: Funky , Manny Montes, Rene Gonzalez , Julissa , Samuel Hernandez , Wanda Rolon , Josie Esteban and triple seven, among others , and traveling around North ,South America and the Caribbean.
In 2008 God began to promote Phace as Youth Pastor in his respective church. In 2009 Phace decides to form a duo with Tito and drop another solid production called “Pal’Cielo ” which featured Christian artists such as: Julissa Rene Gonzalez , Quest, Alex Zurdo , and Bengy , among others.
After a two year layoff Phace returned As a solo artist ” God began to awaken my spirit, telling me to step out of the cave .” Phace has a prophetic message for these times , where his focus is to bring anyone who listens to him to discover their true identity in the Kingdom of God. ” When you know who you are in the kingdom , Nothing and no one can stop,” declares Phace .
Phace is getting ready every Day , recognizing his prophetic calling and destiny.
Phace is currently releasing his first solo project “Above the Natural ” . In which it promises to carry a positive movement and take the listener above all adversities . ” If I can get the listener away from their daily struggles and stressful thoughts that constantly surrounds the mind, and take them to a place of joy, peace, and laughter, there will they RECEIVE rational instructions as to their next moves ” … Above the Natural is a versatile production full of different and explosives songs genre techno , pop , reggaeton , hip hop, and especially bilingual production. ” I believe God gave me the ability to be bilingual to bring the message of salvation to both cultures , as a spokesman that I am” confirms Phace …
Edited by Lastfmsupport on 6 Jun 2014, 17:20
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