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.
A fan of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Korn and Deftones, Wax Wings grew up with a lot of dark and alternative influences. In his own words "I have an obsession with Marilyn Manson and my mum raised me on David Bowie."
Later exposed to the house and techno scene in Leeds, Wax began to DJ and learned to produce more electronic based music. The budding producer's insatiable thirst for more quickly drove him to London where he studied Fine Art at UAL's Camberwell College of Arts, solidifying his sound with South London influences. His music spans a range of genres, favouring sub-bass-driven blends of hip-hop, trip-hop, techno, trap, rock, dub, house, UK garage and dark electronica.
Wax Wings is an injection of darkness, allowing Wax to express emotions and feelings that he'd rather not express in the everyday.
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, Kolsch and George Fitzgerald. Critical acclaim has closely followed with coverage by Red Bull Music, ID, Complex, Dummy, Mixmag, DJ Mag, Notion, Clash to name but a few titles; and even a prime time US TV sync on 'CSI:Cyber'.
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, Vok, Sofi Tukker, GAPS 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, 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.
With a strong appreciation for the art of performance, Wax's appearances are more typical of a live show than a DJ set. Each element completely self-produced, from the production to BFX visuals, he firmly believes in taking his audience with him on a sensory journey. He has also applied this level of detail to his own club night Spin Cycle.
With two more EPs and an album in the pipeline, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Wax Wings. Moving into what he calls a darker, more introspective sound, you can expect a unique, live feel with the producer's debut album (release date TBC).