Praised for his technical proficiency as well as his picturesque and inspiring lyrics, Dublin rapper Rebel Phoenix has earned respect from music fans across the board. Equally at home rhyming over jazzy breakbeats, booming trap beats or atmospheric soundscapes, his diverse style knows no bounds and has played a huge part in his ability to stand out from the crowd.
He first made a name for himself with his debut project 'R.E.B.E.L' in 2014, which was followed by an array of critically acclaimed albums, EPs and singles. With each release, he has further proven his artistic value and cemented his status as one of the leading figures in the Irish urban music scene.
So far, 2019 has been a busy year for him. He kicked things off by headlining a sold out-show in Wigwam, which was followed by another headliner in The Grand Social. He was long-listed to play Glastonbury in March and performed in front of a large and lively crowd at Vantastival in June. In August, he topped the bill for a gig in conjunction with Red Bull and District Magazine in The Workman's Club. In September, shortly after having his music played at New York Fashion Week, he released his latest EP 'Global Warming', which was officially launched at a listening party in The Ink Factory on Wellington Quay in Dublin.
Rebel now splits his time between Ireland and America since being granted an 0-1 artist visa (for individuals who possess extraordinary abilities) after a stint on the New York music scene.
The music of Rebel Phoenix has been lauded across Ireland's most notable radio stations and publications. His most recent single 'Sungazing' received airplay from stations such as BBC Radio Foyle, RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Pulse, 98FM and SPIN1038. The same goes for his stand-alone single 'Limitless' which dropped in January. Both were premiered by Tracy Clifford and Tara Stewart. His music continues to get played regularly on the airwaves.
Rebel has captured the attention of outlets including: Hot Press, VICE, Nialler9, The Irish Times, Golden Plec, District Magazine, Lovin.ie and Underground Hip Hop Blog in Los Angeles. His brand new EP 'Global Warming' (a collaborative body of work created with producer Marcus Woods) made a big impression on the scene. Hot Press called it "one of the most dynamite hip-hop releases of the year" and Soul Doubt Magazine branded the lead single 'Sungazing' a "certified hip-hop hit". In October he performed a live session in RTÉ's history-steeped Studio 8 for 2FM.