Anjunabeats stalwart Damion ‘Damo’ Houchen, aka Genix, teams up with Northling on ‘Take Our Time’. The second single from Genix’s forthcoming debut album ‘199X’.
A love letter to rave culture, ‘199X’ is a departure from the sound Damo 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).
‘Take Our Time’ is one of six collaborations on the album, and features nu-jazz / electronica collective Northling. Supported by BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, Northling’s debut album ‘Ways of Seeing’ won ‘Best Album’ at the UK’s North West Music Awards. Damo and Northling have been in touch for years, and an emotive collaboration came to fruition: ‘Take Our Time’.
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 DJ set on land with a party at Everest Base Camp.
Genix & Northling’s ‘Take Our Time’ is out now on Anjunabeats. ‘199X’ is available for both vinyl and digital pre-order now on the Anjuna Music Store.