Phase Fatale is the techno project of Berlin-based DJ and producer Hayden Payne originally from New York. Started in 2013, Phase Fatale serves as an outlet for his own interpretation of industrial-fused techno. Defined by rigid drum programming, cutting synthesizers and bleak samples, he has created a sound imprint that has transformed into a new electronic identity.
Phase Fatale has performed heavily throughout the world with his extended DJ sets and cathartic live performances. He released two EPs in 2016 on Jealous God and presented a live collaboration with Silent Servant during the label’s showcase at Berlin Atonal. These events were followed up with an EP on Unterton, a sub-label of Berghain’s imprint Ostgut Ton. Released to coincide with his regular appearances at the Berlin nightclub, the Anubis 12’’ continues to delve into Payne’s penchant for combining post-industrial textures with techno rhythms.
In Fall 2017, Hospital Productions released Phase Fatale’s first full length album, Redeemer, along with an extended mix 12’’ of edits geared for the dance floor. Redeemer expands upon Payne’s multitude of influences and pushes them further, deeper and harder than ever before, laying the groundwork for new mutations in electronic music. And in 2018, he co-founded the label, BITE, designed to present other artists who operate beyond the borders of the common preconceptions of techno. A collaborative EP between Phase Fatale and Silent Servant kickstarts the label.