| Stelios Phili|
Hip hop music, Pop music
| New York City, New York, United States|
Crystal Caines, Ralph Tresvant, Matoma, A$AP Ferg, ASAP Nast
Stelios Phili Wikipedia
Stelios Phili is a Cypriot-American songwriter and record producer based in New York, New York. He has produced tracks featuring artists such as A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, SZA, MIA, and Danny Brown.
In 2013, Stelios Phili composed the runway music for En Noir's Spring/Summer 2014 show. In early 2014, he composed the music for designer Mark McNairy's Fall/Winter 2014 show.
According to an interview with MTV Rap Fix, Phili met the rapper A$AP Ferg while working at GQ in 2013. The two began collaborating after fellow A$AP Mob member A$AP Nast passed along one of the producer's beats, which would later become the A$AP Ferg song, "Ja-Rule," featuring Big Sean. In 2014, Phili produced the first single from A$AP Ferg's mixtape, Ferg Forever. The song, "Doe-Active," was met with positive reviews. Pitchfork Media described the song as "a minimalist beat that could've slid right into Yeezus," Stereogum called it "a total nutso banger," and Complex named it a "certified banger, with club-destroying drums." Phili's production was featured on four additional tracks on Ferg Forever.
In 2015, Phili produced DonMonique's debut EP, Thirst Trap. The New York Times described it as "full of transfixing slo-mo production by Stelios Phili somewhere between modern-day Internet-rap sparseness and the hard, murky slap of mid-1990s New York street rap."
Phili's production style is described as fresh and understated. In the article, "10 Rap Producers You Might Not Know (But Should)," Pigeons & Planes writes: "Stelios Phili is one of those producers you can recognize from the jump—he utilizes a unique collection of sounds that is both muted and aggressive: murky synths and pillowy cymbal taps are cut by a fierce snare, or a saxophone seamlessly transforms into an electric guitar. It's all about subtlety with SP, and he's got it down to a science."A$AP Ferg – "Doe-Active" (2014)
A$AP Ferg (featuring Big Sean) – "Ja Rule" (2014)
A$AP Ferg (featuring SZA) – "Real Thing" (2014)
A$AP Ferg – "Dope Walk" (2014)
A$AP Ferg (featuring MIA and Crystal Caines) – "Reloaded (Let it Go pt. 2)" (Co-prod. Crystal Caines, The Understudy) (2014)
Donmonique (featuring Remy Banks and Wara from the NBHD) – "UNTLD" (2015)
Donmonique – "Drown" (2015)
Donmonique (featuring Noah Caine) – "Fifty Kay" (2015)
Donmonique – "ION" (2015)
Donmonique (featuring Danny Brown and Slayter) – "Tha Low" (2015)
Donmonique – "Jada" (2015)
Dev09 – "You Made Me" (2015)
Kloe – "Teenage Craze" (2016)
A$AP Ferg (featuring Missy Elliott) – "Strive" (2016)