Auxiliary Phoenix – Carlow beats/jams
What you may need to know…
01. Whether working solo or at the centre of a live trio, James Strain, aka Auxiliary Phoenix, specialises in jazzy, hazy beats.
02. New single Night Light features the vocal talents of hip-hop legend Vast Aire, one-half of Cannibal Ox and former collaborator of Run the Jewels’ El-P, as well as Delaware MC Gentle Jones.
03. Streaming above is the VHS-riffing lyric video, premiered via Nialler9 last week.
04. It’s taken from upcoming EP Power Cosmic, available later in Spring via Dublin tape-based label Little L Recordings.
Thoughts: A polished yet relaxed effort that manages to breathe easy under the weight of the star-power of its featurees.