Genix - 199X (Album) [Anjunabeats]

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Genix is an interesting producer for me, with some cool ideas and synths, and the style you could say its the best manifestation of the Trouse/2.0 Trance sounds into something more respectable. Some of his tracks not for me but a bunch are very good. For these reasons I am excited about hearing his album.

The first single is nice but not really my flavour really. Will update this thread when the album lands.

Genix & LYCA - Numb
 
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Some more tracks from the album. So far it seems like it could be a more house driven record than Trance.

Libre

Higher & Higher
 

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Genix has delivered some dope tracks over the recent years so will be looking forward to this.
 

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Tracklist!:
1. Until I Find You (With JVMIE)
2. All I Want (With Zashanell)
3. Be Free (With Towera)
4. Take Our Time
5. Libre
6. Higher & Higher Genix3:54 Buy
7. I'm Awake (With JVMIE)
8. I Feel So Free
9. Fiyah
10. The Underground
11. This Is My House
12. Numb (With LYCA)
13. Fly Away
14. Let It Go
15. What You Do To Me
16. 303 Me

'Numb' partners Genix with BBC Radio 1 supported singer-songwriter Natalie McCool, also known as LYCA. The Liverpool based multi-instrumentalist received acclaim for her 2016 album 'The Great Unknown', championed by the likes of Q, The Sunday Times, Huw Stephens and Alice Levine.

The first single taken from '199X', 'Numb' with LYCA is out now. '199X' will be released on the 10th of September and is available for both vinyl and digital pre-order now on the Anjuna Music Store.

A love letter to rave culture, '199X' is the debut artist album from Anjunabeats stalwart Damion 'Damo' Houchen, also known as Genix.

The LP is a departure from the sound Genix is best known for. Through the late 2000's and 2010's, Genix was well known for his textured, melodic take on trance. He caught the ear of Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk, securing releases on both Armada and Vandit. Genix arrived on Anjunabeats in 2010 and immediately became a mainstay in Above & Beyond's sets with tracks like 'Aura', 'Destinations' and 'Black Water' (the latter written with regular touring partner Sunny Lax).

From those origins, Genix has blossomed into a mainstay in the trance scene. As his stature grew, so did his approach to his music:

"There have been so many influences [on my sound]; DJs, producers, events and the thousands of records I've bought over the years. I don't try to be any one genre, some people think I produce less trance sometimes, but if you have followed my career from the start it's always had tech influences. I think any producer should stick to the sounds they love, if it makes me jump out of my seat when I'm making it, then that's all that really matters.

My music is a representation of my personal taste, it's my expression and my passion being put into sound. It really is an art and I just try to be myself, not a genre, not a certain BPM, just Genix." - Genix

His Anjunabeats Worldwide 09 mix championed these ideas. It was an iTunes #1 dance album that took us from slow burning progressive to fiery techno, landing somewhere between a Global Underground mix and a classic Gatecrasher compilation.

2020's 'The Light' was a bullish electro-edged anthem alongside label mate Grum and hit number one on Beatport's Melodic Techno chart. DJ support from Etienne De Crecy and Hi-Lo (Oliver Heldens) followed.

A polished DJ, Genix has performed around the world; festival stages at Creamfields (UK), Tomorrowland, EDC, ABGT250 and 350, to more intimate club affairs; Ministry Of Sound, The Hollywood Palladium, Warehouse Project.

These shows don't live up to the heights of playing 5,597 metres above sea level though, where in April 2019 Genix set the Guinness world record for the highest land DJ set, hosting a party at Everest Base Camp.

Will be out 10th September. There were previews for the album tracks on Beatport but it's since been taken down. It is indeed more focused on House and Techno but there are some Trance tracks in there too :)
 

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Not sold on these just yet. Not terrible by any means but not really close to my favorite tracks by him. Produced nicely I will say. Higher and Higher is a good friday night Radio 1 kind of track you can put on before heading out. Probably fun to dance to, bit repetitive tho. Hoping for bit more creativity in the other tracks.

Libre synth is really reminding me of some older track, cant put my finger on it though.
 

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Not sold on these just yet. Not terrible by any means but not really close to my favorite tracks by him. Produced nicely I will say. Higher and Higher is a good friday night Radio 1 kind of track you can put on before heading out. Probably fun to dance to, bit repetitive tho. Hoping for bit more creativity in the other tracks.

Libre synth is really reminding me of some older track, cant put my finger on it though.

That synth I can't put to a track, but the baseline is like a slow version of dance valley theme by system f.... that's all I hear.
 

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I enjoyed this album!

His productions are so eclectic and refreshing to listen to.

My personal picks are Libre, Until I Find You and Be Free.