Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

Record Shopping with... Mavi PhoenixMy stepdad and mum are big Johnny Cash fans. I remember watching Walk The Line with them. Now that I've picked up guitar again I started with Johnny Cash songs only as they are mostly not that hard to play. This is not a diss! At my first headline tour over in Europe, I played a little cover of 'Ring Of Fire'.

Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy

Record Shopping with Mavi Phoenix at Rough Trade EastI first heard of Tyler when Goblin came out. I loved his style ever since. I guess with Flower Boy he tried to be a little bit more mainstream and get played on the radio and I think he did that with 'See You Again' feat. Kali Uchis. He’s just a bomb producer, rapper and musician overall and every single one of his projects is crazy interesting and fun to listen to.

Travis Scott - Astroworld

Record Shopping with... Mavi PhoenixI must admit that I wasn’t a big Travis fan before Astroworld. Of course I heard about him and liked a couple of tracks but Astroworld I think is an amazing album from beginning to end. The hype is real. My favorite track on the album is 'Astrothunder', by the way. So good.

Daft Punk - Homework

Record Shopping with... Mavi PhoenixWhen I first got a laptop at 11 years old, my dad put his entire music collection on it. And among a lot of music was Daft Punk’s Homework. I loved this album from the very first second I heard it because it was so different from anything I ever heard before. And it made me realize what music can be. That there are no rules when making a song. Forever a favourite!

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood To The Head

Record Shopping with... Mavi PhoenixFantastic album. I love Coldplay’s music. Especially the first two albums. My song 'Yellow' is a little nod to their song 'Yellow' for sure. I even mention them in the lyrics. Whenever I’m touring and sitting on a plane or on the bus, 90% of the time I listen to Coldplay. It’s just the perfect soundtrack to reminisce and think about everything that’s going on.

The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button

Record Shopping with... Mavi Phoenix'I love experimental and electronic music. That album did almost the same for me as Daft Punk's Homework. Just open my eyes to what music can be. Not just a form of entertainment but like they show you a whole new world through sounds.

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

Record Shopping with Mavi Phoenix at Rough Trade EastTheir song 'Killing in the name of' is really important to me, also in terms of my musical development. I get angry a lot too, you know. My song 'Los Santos' is inspired by them 100%.

Check out the video for 'Ibiza' below. And as always, a massive shoutout to Rough Trade East for their generous hospitality.

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Record Shopping with... Mavi Phoenix