Artist Spotlight: Bay Area Producer ‘PhantomBeatz’

Pavan Balley (born 1996), more commonly known by his stage name PhantomBeatz, is a producer, born and raised in Pittsburg, California.

Early days

Pavan’s interest in hip hop and rap started in his early days, at around 11 or 12 years old, when his older brother first began dabbling in rap and hip-hop. Pavan learned about the industry by observing his brother produce music in their home. When his brother’s interest in producing music waned, Pavan stepped in and began to play with the music-making programs on his computer, like FL Studio. He hasn’t stopped making music since that day. Over the years, his skills improved and he found the confidence to finally to start releasing his music out into the public.

Musical career

His career began to gain traction when he first got in touch with an artist who goes by Joe Blow. They began self-producing rap/hip-hop music together in 2013. The first song they produced, Touch of Soul, was an underground hit in the Bay Area region, and even in other countries throughout Europe. With the traction gained from their hit, PhantomBeatz got out to many other artists and produced music with them. These artists included The Jacka, J. Stalin, Mozzy, Philthy Rich and Ap.9 and several others.  His very well known track “ Unfortunately “ of off Sacramento’s major artist Mozzy’s  “ 1 Up top Ahk “ album streamed millions of views all over the internet which advanced his credentials even higher from there on.

Pavan released his first album, titles Phantasies, on August 16th, 2016. The album was released on iTunes and other major digital music outlets.

Family life

Pavan’s parents listen to a lot of Bollywood music, which has had a profound impact on his sound and style in music. His upbringing also taught him how to play a traditional Indian instrument, called the dhol.

Follow him on IG @PhantomBeatzzz

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