Carlow beat producer James Strain aka Auxiliary Phoenix has hooked up with Cannibal Ox’s Vast Aire & Gentle Jones (High Elders) on a new tune called ‘Night Light’.

Taken from his forthcoming EP , Power Cosmic, out later in Spring via Little L Records, the tune is a jazzy beat-focused night jam.

Check out the tune and the VHS-inspired video below.


Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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When Boiler Room first came to Dublin last year, it’s first night was centred around grime music, which isn’t exactly representative of the city’s music scene.

However, there are a small pocket of producers and MCs making music that could be characterised as grime and you can imagine with the rise of Skepta and the general UK grime resurgence that could be also felt here in the coming years.

While we wait for that, Wriggle put together a snapshot of grimey bass music made here (incorporating grime, footwork and dubstep) from artists like Major Grave, CLU, Wastefellow, Aaron Darkimh, Shriekin, TRYTRYDIEDOWN, Auxiliary Phoenix, Cnámha, Ian Nyquist Ozwald & Daddy’s Grrl.

It’s all instrumental.

Posted on October 10th, 2016


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Windings asked two producers to remix tracks from this year’s split LP with Land Lovers and the results that came back are available now as a free download but more importantly, are very worth your ear time.

Carlow’s Auxiliary Phoenix turned ‘Bladerubber’ into something that sounds more like Radiohead in atmosphere while Limerick’s Naive Ted gives ‘Spiral Stairs’ a Dilla-style beat production sheen.

Grab the release here.

Posted on December 9th, 2014


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