Anjunabeats presents extended mixes of ‘199X’, the debut artist album from Damion ‘Damo’ Houchen, aka Genix.
A love letter to rave culture, ‘199X’ is a departure from the sound that Damion Houchen, who we affectionately call Damo, is best known for. Through the late 2000s and 2010s, he caught the ear of Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk with his textured, melodic take on trance. He secured 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 of the trance scene.
‘199X’ dropped on the label in September 2021. Since the album’s release, Genix has taken ‘199X’ to Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 450 celebrations at The Drumsheds London, Dreamstate, and our recent label shows in London and Miami. Genix has also been touring ‘199X’ in headline club shows across North America, Europe and Australia. Tracks from the album have been supported by Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Joseph Capriati, Paco Osuna, Gabriel & Dresden, Darude and more.
Shortly after finishing ‘199X’, he set about reworking it entirely. He swapped acid bass riffs and pounding kick drums for calmer textures and soundscapes – the result was ‘199X’ (Chill Edition), a complete reimagination of the album featuring Damo’s chillout, ambient and drum & bass remixes.
Alongside his main stage set, Genix will perform a special chill-out set at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Weekender festivities at The Gorge in July 2022. He also joins the lineup for the London edition of Group Therapy Weekender at The Dockyards in September. Tickets on sale now (https://aboveandbeyond.nu/tour).
Genix ‘199X’ (Extended Mixes) are out now on Anjunabeats.
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