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Darius Syrossian returns to Griffintown Records with ‘Flash Dance’


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.” 

This is another essential outing from Syrossian. 

We premiere ‘Flash Dance’ today, check it out here and grab it here

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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