METALHEADZ - CIA - SHOGUN
Support from: Goldie, Lenzman, Halogenix, Friction, Artificial Intelligence, Technimatic, Total Science, DJ Marky, LSB, Foreign Concept, Hyroglifics, Zero T, Riya, Phase, HLZ, Grey Code, Tokyo Prose, FD, Satl, Silence Groove, TC, Philth, Hugh Hardie, Fluidity, Vandera, Bredren, Amoss, Macca & Loz Contreras, GLXY, Pola & Bryson, Data 3, Changing Faces, Ill Truth & Soul:Motion
Extract from Skank&Bass:
'A new name to some, but already turning the heads of many distinguished tastemakers – it’s time to get to know about Phaction. Having only been producing for a year or two, his ideas and sound belie this fact, showing a maturity and class that takes others years to develop. His love for soul, hip-hop, RnB, funk and a variety of music shine through on his tracks, making him a perfect fit for the CIA stable.
His ‘Signature Moves EP’ is comprised of five brand new tracks, honed to perfection over the last couple of months in his Bristol studio. They showcase his ability to build meaningful musical hooks, eek out beautiful performances from vocalists and envisage, develop and finish complex yet catchy tracks that have a weight and finish to them that will make these tracks ones to keep coming back to again and again.'
Cypriot born producer Alexandre Pavlou aka Phaction’s passion for music was founded through a love of drumming from an early age. He moved to Bristol in 2007 where his growing fascination for Drum and Bass music was catalysed by the diverse vibe and nightlife of the city. After learning to mix and playing out live with high energy sets he began craving a new challenge and sought a different medium through which to express his creativity.
His journey into music production began in 2013. Inspired by the sounds of the city and music all around him, his love ranges widely from classical and jazz through to film scores and even metal, which have become intrinsic in the vibe of his productions.
The up and coming producer has collaborated with the likes of GLXY, Hugh Hardie, as well as exceptional vocal talents such as Leo Wood, Charli Brix & Riya. After hearing his work, Total Science signed his music to their legendary imprint CIA, culminating in a 5 track EP that gained support from the likes of Goldie, Lenzman, Halogenix, DJ Marky and Foreign Concept to name a few. His highly anticipated debut EP on Metalheadz is due out early 2019.