Australian duo Feenixpawl are back with another monster single in the form of ‘First Light’, just in time for the beginning of the festival season. A moody progressive-leaning track, it features haunting vocals from PollyAnna’s ‘digital avatar and virtual artist project’ Crooked Bangs.
Taut bass pulses under a driving house beat and monotone synth tones in the intro before we reach the first heavenly breakdown. The processed vocals of Crooked Bangs blend the emotional with the robotic in beguiling effect, with a tinge of Grimes in her style.
A soaring trancey build up lifts the track into overdrive, thrusting us into the drop where the catchy chorus glides over the big room groove. The extended main break lays on gorgeous chime chords and a cinematic feel, giving the drop maximum impact once it returns.
Loved by everyone from Pete Tong to Axwell, Feenixpawl go from strength to strength with every new release. They’ve remixed the likes of Rihanna, Nervo, Jess Glynne and Kaskade, hit the #1 spot on the Beatport Trance Chart, received GRAMMY and ARIA award nominations and topped 4 billion streams to date. Crooked Bangs makes for a perfect accompaniment for their atmospheric style, herself with over half a billion streams to her name including many infectious dance hits.
Listen to the track below.