Yesterday Christopher B. dropped his list of the top 11 producers to watch in 2011. The post is moslty comprised of industry heavyweights but he did throw a couple surprises into the mix. TSK producer Phoenix came in at #11 being declared the dark horse of the group. Below is what he had to say about Phoenix, to check the full list click here.
#11 Phoenix He may not have had the 2010 that these other producers had, in fact he didn’t come close but having the inside track on what Phoenix is up to allows me to declare him the dark horse for 2011. He jumped the year off invading blogs everywhere by releasing the lead track (Home Team) from his forthcoming debut compilation, Tomorrow Today. His project features artists from labels such Def Jam, G.O.O.D. Music, & Bad Boy while also enlisting some of the indie scenes’ finest. He immediately followed that single release with an artistic instrumental ep that displayed his creativity. He’s dark, he’s synthy, and he’s able to combine these two traits while creating a full sound with a mass appeal. He could easily be this year’s Lex Luger but with more range & versatility you could expect his credits to be widespread.