TRACK NAME: Pistol Whip/Zion
ARTIST(S): Norin & Rad
EP NAME: Pistol Whip/Zion
RELEASE DATE: 21.05.2012
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Continuing on their extended hot streak of commanding productions, Southern California duo Norin & Rad have released their double EP, “Pistol Whip / Zion” on the ever-powerful Anjunabeats label. Norin & Rad have been, in recent months, hugely credited with driving the groove-based, “Trance 2.0” sound that seems to be popping up everywhere. They contributed the beautiful “Bloom” to Anjunabeats Volume 9 back in November and have gained widespread recognition remixing the likes of Andy Moor, Mike Koglin, Genix, and Andrew Bayer.
“Pistol Whip” is a track that shows Norin & Rad growing into their own signature sound and style-producing tracks that manage to feel uplifting, dark, and a little funky all at the same time. It’s been an inescapable addition to many recent DJ sets and mixes-including multiple plays on Above & Beyond’s Trance Around the World (TATW) podcast. “Zion” combines some lovely piano chords and an airy melody with another groove-laden break.
If you like what you hear, check out the last thirty minutes of this past week’s TATW #425 featuring a Norin & Rad Guestmix.