AUXILIARY PHOENIX NEW ALBUM 'CAMELOPARDALIS' OUT NOW
Watch the new music video below
Auxiliary Phoenix is James Strain, a producer, multi-instrumentalist & DJ based in Carlow, Ireland. Coming from a background of progressive rock, jazz fusion, hip hop and turntablism, these elements are combined through modern experimental hip hop production.
The latest release, 'Camelopardalis', is a combination of jazz fusion and hip hop production, with live fretless & 5-string basses, guitar and drums, accompanied by big beats and synthesizers. It is available now on Inner Current Recordings.
The music is performed live by the Auxiliary Phoenix Trio, which includes James McDermott on keyboards & Jake Quinn on drums, with Auxiliary Phoenix on bass. The Trio strips away some of the electronic layers of the music and brings out the jazz fusion at the core of the songs.
Auxiliary Phoenix is also one half of High Elders, a collaboration with Delaware emcee Gentle Jones. The debut album 'Forest of Pencils' came out December 9, 2014 on Little L Records. The album was Album of the Week for the start of December on Dan Hegarty's 2FM & 2XM show, 'The Alternative'. The follow up mixtape 'More Magick' was released in May 2015.