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Phoenix (real name; Paul Phoenix Marks) grew up closely with his late grandfather L.A Ferrero who played bass in a Jazz band in New York. As well as private lessons, his grandfather helped teach him how to read music and play guitar and piano.
By the age of 17, whilst studying at college, Phoenix started DJ'ing at local venues, bars, clubs and private events around the home counties of England.
Whilst it was fun playing other peoples records, he had ideas for his own, and therefore began producing his own music at 19 years old.
This saw him working with the likes of Pharrell Williams' record label StarTrack ENT; Ryan Leslie's NextSelection label; YMCMB; Crooked-I from Eminem's Shady Records; DefJam Records, Universal Records, plus more. He has also produced a large array of remixes for top 10 artists.
Having now moved into the Electronic Dance Music scene, he landed his first big cut by producing the 2014 National Arabic Basketball Championship Official Anthem - Brise d'été (Summer Breeze) which was held in Morocco.
Phoenix has spent the past 2 years working on his debut album 'When We Were Young' featuring a selection of very talented singers and songwriters from around the world which was released on February 2016 release through Island Records.
Over the past year of releasing a selection of remix's and original tracks he's reached over 2.5 million plays on Soundcloud and over half a million views on his YouTube channel.
Whilst gaining an increase in followers and fans he's been able to keep within the top 10 of EDM artists on reverbnation.com and took 1st place to take the crown in edmranks.com Top 100 DJ's/EDM Artists of 2015.