Category Archives: House

Anakyn – Point Blank

Following the relaunch of Pete Tong’s  highly influential FFRR label, the first single in the club-focused FFRR  series is coming courtesy of Leeds-based producers Anakyn. The instrumental version of ‘Point Blank’ will be released alongside a Nicky Romero edit on Beatport November 19th via Big Beat. Nicky Romero’s edit has racked up over 56,000 plays on his soundcloud alone since featuring as Pete Tong’s Essential Selection on BBC Radio 1 last month. Stream the EP below.

The instrumental version of ‘Point Blank’ is an expertly crafted and effortlessly emotive progressive club track. Brought in on a swell of shimmering bittersweet piano notes and rising synths, the track builds to an uplifting climax as Anakyn releases a driving drum line showered in cascades of soaring synths. Having recently joined the Top 20 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll, Nicky Romero steps up to rework the track with his own edit. Moving away from the heavier electro sound with which he is synonymous, Romero stays true to the spirit of the original with its uplifting synth work and soft keys while injecting some trademark grit with a grinding bassline to re-enforce the low end frequencies.

FFRR, which stands for Full Frequency Range Recordings, was originally founded by Pete Tong in 1986 as a subsidiary of London Records. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s FFRR scored considerable European success with its diverse roster. The new single from Anakyn is just the first taste of new music from the re-invigorated label, with lots more on the way over the coming months.


Feenixpawl’s US Tour – Santa Ana, Ca November 16th




The team behind the Axtone Records smash “In My Mind”

Feenixpawl, have fast made their mark on the electronic music scene. Having garnered international support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta and Kaskade, releasing a Number 1 single on Beatport, signing with globally renowned Axtone, and producing remixes for some of the world’s biggest dance labels including Big Beat, Ultra, and Neon Records. This week the Australian duo sets their eyes on the USA with the “In My Mind” tour – their first ever tour of the states.

It all took off in 2011. Their bootleg of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep hit music blogs, spreading like wildfire, gaining the boys international recognition. Within days of its creation it was being played on radio throughout Australia and became a regular tune in Kaskade’s play list after he dropped it at the iconic Pacha, NYC. Then the bomb hit…the final quarter of 2011 saw the boys collaborate with Ivan Gough, one half of the legendary Australian house duo TV Rock. The talent of singer/songwriter Georgi Kay rounded out this team and together they produced “In My Mind,” an epic and emotional big room tune which Axwell immediately secured for release on hislabel Axtone.

Upon its release in early 2012, “In My Mind” reached Number 1 on the Beaport charts within a week. It also reached Number 2 on the HypeMachine and DMCWorld Buzz Charts. Following the success of their hit single, Kaskade asked them to remix ‘Room For Happiness’ featuring Skylar Grey from his album Fire & Ice, and Adrian Lux enlisted them to remix his hit ‘Burning’ from his self-titled album.

Feenixpawl have fast built a reputation not only for the seemingly infinite amount of energy they bring to any setting, or theirinnate talent to create an incredible atmosphere out of thin air, but for their intrinsic ability to produce remarkable music.

Feenixpawl USA Fall Tour Dates

November 7 – Mirror Lounge- Seattle, WA

November 9 – Bliss – Clifton, NJ

November10 – Tenjune – New York, NY

November 15 – Board Room – Chicago, IL

November16 – Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA

November 17 – Marquee – Las Vegas, NV

November 18 – 207 – San Diego, CA

Feenixpawl are available for interviews in each city and via email/phone. Press list available


Kill the Noise- BLVCK MVGIC E.P (Owsla) Review

Kill The Noise is back with another amazing EP. Released on Skrillex’s own label OWSLA, The Black Magic EP covers all the generes you would expect KTN to cover and he does it well. From a moombah Dillon francis vibe track with Feed Me at 112bpm to a fast up beat track at 150 bpm. Each track is well crafted and filled with beautiful melodies and nasty bass sounds.

Black Magic (Kill The Noise Part. 2)
The Ep starts off in the same way his last EP “Kill Kill Kill” started off. With an intro track chanting “Kill The Noise”. This track sets the mood for the rest of the EP with the amazing use of Chord progression, melody, and signature KTN dirty sound design.

2. Jump Ya Body Feat. Mercedes
Jump Ya Body is a dubstep tune with the vocals from Mercedes. Starting off with a reggae vibe and then instantly into an insane dirty dubstep drop that everyone is sure to love.

3. Mosh It Up
For the first 16 bars this track starts off with that Trap sound that has been popular lately but then instantly goes into a build with the tempo slowly rising. The first drop is fast and up beat while the second goes back to that trap groove with an off beat “hey” sample. I always love when artist combine multiple generes together and especially when they are done smoothly like this.

This electro house track reminds me a lot of Knife Party and Far Too Loud with a growl bass to a fat saw chord and then of course to the typical “Yye!’ synth (which I wish producers would stop using). This track is good but probably my least favorite on the EP. I just feel that it’s too typical of a track that all producers try to imitate.

5. Thumbs Up (with Feed Me)
That’s right, this track is Kill The Noise and Feed me. Two of my favorite artist working on the same track together should be gold right? Well it is. This is my favorite track on the EP. At 112 bpm this track has everything I love in music lately; a jumping moombah groove, amazing sound design, chords and melodies implemented within the track in the right places.
Thanks to Owsla you can download this track for free on their sound cloud page:

6. Saturn ( with Brillz & Minxx)
Saturn is the second electro house track on the EP. With a beautiful intro that I love, but a drop I don’t really care for. Don’t get me wrong the drop is good but it’s that “Yeah/ Yye!” synth that base been used in too many electro house tracks for awhile now. The middle of a track goes back into a beautiful progressive sound with beautiful vocals and a melody that is sure to get stuck in your head.

7. Jump Ya Body (Dub)
The EP ends with this beautiful piano piece of Jump Ya Body. Simply a great way to end the EP. Making the EP feel as more of a journey than just a bunch of tracks put together for DJs to play.

Stream the entire EP here before picking it up on Beatport or iTunes:


-Justin Perea