Malin Genie ‘Phaethon’

Artist: Malin Genie
Title: Phaethon
Label: Up The Stuss
Cat. #: UTS12
Release Date: 03.03.2023
1. Phaethon
2. Gamma Gazette
3. Wooble
4. Going To The Beach All Day
5. Pany [Digital Bonus]

Malin Genie returns to Up The Stuss as the Vigenere boss unveils his first EP on the label, ‘Phaethon’.

A true modern-day pioneer of house music, Amsterdam-based DJ, producer and label owner Malin Genie is only getting better as he continues to add to his rich catalogue of releases. Whether producing darker, more minimal-leaning productions on his Vigenere imprint through to his contributions alongside Lazare Hoche and S.A.M. as 1/3 of Mandar, his wide-reaching sound sees his productions primed in the record bags of the scene’s most renowned names, with his ‘Phaethon’ EP providing a perfect showcase of this talent. Welcoming a collection of house gems from across the spectrum – from glistening, resonant synth-driven productions to skittering low-end heavy cuts and warping, twisting efforts – this is arguably his most diverse release to date as he marks his return to Up The Stuss in exemplary fashion.

Title cut ‘Phaeton’ is a kaleidoscopic trip into the mind of one of house music’s finest, combining shuffling drums with emotive chords and sweeping leads, before ‘Gamma Gazette’ delivers a snaking, low-end driven groove set to move dancefloors. The instantly recognisable ‘Wooble’ is a warping, off-kilter gem featured heavily within label boss Chris Stussy’s sets across the past 12 months, while the expertly crafted and blissful ‘Going To The Beach All Day’ offers a sun-soaked production fusing soulful classic and modern touches effortlessly.

Shaping up the digital package, bonus track ‘Pany’ once again showcases Genie’s unmatched versatility – a no-nonsense yet delightfully playful production guided by deep chords and spirited vocals. Quality and class from start to finish.