Premiere: Darius Syrossian – Watch Ya Bassbins [Griffintown Records]

House music mainstay Darius Syrossian returns to Griffintown Records with a real statement of intent in the form of his F*ck Genres EP. Syrossian has always been outspoken about musical styles, preferring instead to stick simply to sign up essential grooves no matter the genre. As a DJ, producer and label head he constantly pushes house forwards in his own way, and that again here shows.

Up first here is Mandisa, a chunky cut laden with plenty of tumbling toms and wet claps, raw textures and chanting tribal vocals that really get the crowd locked in. Flashdance is a loopy filter jam with plenty of feel good synths and joyous vocals that are sure to bring good vibes to any party.

If Only is a stripped back groove track with silky house loops and soulful chords next to dubbed out bass and a pitched up vocal full of emotion. Last of all is Watch Ya Bassbins, a filthy dirty cut with sleazy baselines and throwback rave signifiers making it an intense and brilliant cut.

When asked about the title of the EP — Darius responded “The EP was named that because I pride myself in not sticking myself into one sub genre of music and not playing or making anything else. My style is predominantly Chicago House influenced, and I like to take risks & play a more Balearic style that covers many different genres yet makes it all blend together. You can hear deep house, garage, funk, breakbeat and even some melodic & techno in my sets.”

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