Even a lockdown can’t stop the prolific streak of Damion Houchen, a.k.a Genix. Having supplied the Anjunafamily with an epic 3-hour rave classics mix from his studio, the ‘Free Love EP’ champions three sentimental favourites from his iTunes #1 dance compilation Anjunabeats Worldwide 09.
While he may be no strange to remixing the biggest artists in the genre, Genix’s rework of Above & Beyond’s iconic Tranquility Base track ’Surrender’ is one of his most polished to date; first aired during the label honchos’ ABGT300 Hong Kong set.
Another cult classic from the Anjuna archives, Genix originally contributed a remix to the original package of ’Sun 2011’ by Slusnik Luna. His techno update brings the timeless chords in line with his current, warehouse edged sound.
However, it’s his collaboration with Sue McLaren that has been the most sought after. Debuted in its initial form at the Gorge during ABGT250 as a heartfelt tribute to his close friend Michelle, Genix revitalised ‘Free Love’ into an uplifting tech-trance stomper for Anjunabeats Worldwide 09.
“I remember I made ‘Free Love’ at a very sad moment in my life, I lost a very good friend Michelle, to cancer aged only 27. I decided to dedicate this song to her. During my ABGT250 set at The Gorge I requested green hearts on the screens. Lime green was her favourite colour, and felt ‘Free Love’ was a fitting title to her”.