Photo credits: @thelukeoftheirish

Dublin-based artist, Why-Axis, features on this week’s “Frosted Beats” Spotify playlist cover. Check it out and give it a follow to keep on top of the burgeoning Irish urban scene. Updated weekly, it is the ultimate curation of the coldest sounds from across the country.

At only 22-years-old, Seán Ryan has already managed to build a strong brand around his diverse skillset. He possesses a love for expressing himself through fashion, which has naturally led him to a successful modelling career as well as designing his own merchandise. Campaigns with Puma, Dunnes Stores and Lifestyle Sports have resulted in Why-Axis becoming a well-known figure in the capital.

Why-Axis X Puma "Be Inspired to Inspire" Campaign
Why-Axis X Puma

Regardless of his achievements in other areas, music remains top priority for Seán. From producing, to song writing and recording, he is an act that likes to have an input into every aspect of the creative process. He has stayed true to his roots of experimental music, giving him a unique sound that is hard to define, stating that “the aim will always be innovation.” His work to date utilizes a variety of instruments, samples, flows and vocals. It blends a wide range of genres as he combines all his influences to deliver a new and refreshing listening experience.

Despite only releasing one single in 2019, it still proved to be an extremely fruitful year for Why-Axis. Not only did he manage to secure a slot on Longitude’s main stage along with the rest of the Good Buzz crew, but he also sold out a headline show, performed at Red Bull’s Free Gaff as well as Electric Picnic and supported Doja Cat. Although, this has only increased the anticipation for his new project, “Moody Fuck”, that we have been waiting on for quite some time.

Why-Axis performing at Longitude festival last Summer
Photo credits: @fnati.c

Last Friday, he started off the decade in style by providing us with a sneak peak of what’s to come as he dropped his new track, “Time I Wasted”. This saw him showcase a more aggressive side over a trap heavy beat as he teamed up with the talented Bobby Zithelo for the stunning visuals. However, this duo are no strangers having collaborated on other projects, such as the “Up Next – Irish Hip-Hop Documentary”.

“This was my first time working with someone else on production, so I felt funny about the track for a long time but feel that the words and melodies we’ve put together tell a nice story that a lot of people can relate to”, Why-Axis explains. 

He now prepares to continue this momentum into his upcoming headline show at The Academy on March 28th, which was rescheduled due to recording commitments in order to ensure that his EP is “everything it should be” for his fans. Go cop some tickets while you still can and show some support!