Phoenix Clay has been producing as Totem for two years in Boulder, Colorado and throughout the western United States. With skillful fusion of digital and analog instrumentation, Totem takes the listener on a journey through cosmic sound-scapes, delivering tribal beat and complex bass synthesis. He is truly a sound wizard dedicated to offering healing to the audience willing to receive. His sweeping bass waves and finely-tailored beat frequencies entice a deeper understanding to the nature of our subtle existence.
Totem is the solo project of Boulder based producer, Phoenix Clay Michael. Phoenix has been playing eastern-style instrumentation for over a decade(tabla, doumbek, darbuki, didgeridoo, ric, etc), while also exploring digital synthesis and sound design. Totem culminates these two passions into a modern interpretation of ancient instruments. The sampling style is deep and visceral. Blending sequences of thick bass and instrumentation with live production. Live production includes: Didgeridoo, vocals, synth, keyboard, percussion, and bass. Phoenix’s debut album with the project is titled, The Bonfire of Life, and was written and Totem/motion of solidarity with the native tribes of North America. Totem sees the immense potency that dance has for healing in our culture, and also sees the reverent nature of ancient and native style music. The ultimate thrill is fusing these two things into a continuous musical experience shared amongst listener and maker. Totem is humbled to bring thy dance medication.
"Bringing you the cutting-edge sounds of underground psychedelic electronic music" - E.A.R
Totem is available for ecstatic dance gatherings, private parties, general booking, and traveling events aligned with the conscious creative spirit of the awakening humanity.