Rinse Announces Upcoming EPs from Geeneus and XXXY
New material from Rinse FM founder Geeneus and UK producer XXXY will arrive on the imprint next month.
In addition to recently celebrating the radio station’s 20th anniversary and continuing to helm the label arm of Rinse, Geeneus has been keeping busy producing and collaborating with Katy B, among other artists. His upcoming single—which marks his first solo release in six years—is said to comprise two tough club cuts: “sparse and rolling” title track “Ele” takes its cues from grime and UK funky, while “Red Velvet” is “denser and more immersive, escalating to a dizzying whirl of harmonies and rave stabs.” The record is officially due out on March 30, and kicks off a string of Geeneus releases planned to arrive throughout the year. In the meantime, the record’s a-side can be streamed in full below.
Also arriving today is news of XXXY’s Last Dance EP, which will see its release via Rinse on March 16. The EP is the first in a planned trio from the UK producer that are said to extend the “tripped-out, wistful style he;s increasingly come to make distinctly his own, with clouds of arpeggiated synth notes and vaporized voice rolling atop pillow-soft, droning bass.” The complete tracklist for XXXY’s upcoming record can be found below along with a stream of EP cut “Lately.”
1. Last Dance
3. Close the Door Behind You