London-based artist Wax Wings is back with the delectably dubby single ‘Falling‘. Taken from the upcoming EP of the same name, out May 3rd via Mobilee, the release includes deep house and tech remixes from M.E.M.O. and Marc Houle. With an album in the pipeline, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the He.She.They. resident and Maya Jane Coles collaborator. Moving into what he calls a darker, more introspective sound, you can expect a unique, live feel with the producer’s debut album.
Like the Greek legend Icarus, Wax Wings is soaring towards greatness. Taking after his Brazilian father, a musician and British mother, an artist, Wax is a man of many talents. From his visual creations in paint, graffiti and photography to his fashion, make-up artistry and of course music production, his abilities span endless forms of expression.
Signed off the back of an original remix spun during his DJ set in the early hours of an East London rave, Wax Wings immediately became part of The Weird and The Wonderful family. Four years later, he has released four EPs on the label – Whisper, Gravedance, System and The Love Inside Me, all having received incredible support from the likes of James Zabiela, Leftfield, Kölsch and George Fitzgerald.
Alongside his own releases, Wax has also found the time to work with artists from Skunk Anansie’s Skin through to the Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and remix Maya Jane Coles, Nocturnal Sunshine, Eli & Fur, Zebra Katz, The Presets, Skindred, Vök, Sofi Tukker, GAPS, Fischerspooner and Bronski Beat. With his own work having been remixed by dance music dignitaries like Jay Shepheard, Warboy, Absolute and Panorama Bar regular Alinka.
Equally as successful as a DJ, Wax has supported an ever-growing list of the cream of the underground scene such as Chris Liebing, Ellen Allien, Kim Ann Foxman, Joris Voorn, Alan Fitzpatrick, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Heidi, Derrick Carter… In particular, Wax has now become Maya Jane Coles opener of choice at her events around the World. Early in 2018, Wax was confirmed as resident of one of the year’s most talked about new events: He.She.They., and to date has played events including Fabric, Printworks, Hyte, XOYO, SW4, Ministry of Sound, Watergate (Berlin), Sankeys (Tokyo), Pacha and Destino (Ibiza), EL Monasterio (Barcelona), Meadow in the Mountains (Bulgaria) and Secret Garden. Guest mixes have followed for Radar Radio, Rinse FM, Capital Xtra, The Selector and Data Transmission alike.
Photography by Caroline Dussuel