ABOUT aux phoenix (fka Auxiliary Phoenix) is a producer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Carlow, Ireland who draws from a vast pool of influences, notably future jazz, progressive rock and hip-hop, to create a sound that is truly unique.
Latest album, Petrichor (Deluxe), out now
His inimitable style has been shown love throughout the music world, including such icons as Thundercat, Mike Gao & Divine Styler, and his entry was chosen by R.A.P. Ferreira as winner of the inaugural Ruby Yacht Beat Battle. He has worked on collaborations with underground hip hop legends such as Vast Aire, Quelle Chris, Denmark Vessey, D-Sisive, s.al, SB the Moor & Pink Navel, along with producing official remixes for the likes of underground icon Divine Styler, Lisa Papineau (Air) & various Irish acts such as Shookrah, Yonen & windings.
Exploring sounds from wonky beats, bass music, experimental hip hop, rap and jazz fusion on his recent releases, the past few years have seen him enter deeper into the jazz world, starting with the 2017 EP 'Camelopardalis' and live performances with his trio throughout Ireland, culminating with his debut full length LP 'Petrichor' in 2021, and 'Petrichor (Deluxe)' in 2022.
From 2015 to 2019, aux phoenix performed live with the Auxiliary Phoenix Trio, which included James McDermott on keyboards & Jake Quinn on drums, with aux phoenix on bass. The Trio performed extended and alternative versions of aux phoenix productions, along with original jazz music informed by hip hop, neo-soul, future beats & progressive rock. Heavy on grooves, synths, rhodes, bass & beats, the songs range from laid back lounge vibes to hectic syncopated rhythms. The Trio have performed sets at Body & Soul Festival, The Sugar Club (ChoiceCuts FutureJazzSeries), The Workman's Club & Whelan's amongst others.