Gene Farris and Basura Boyz usher in a new era of Gene Farris’ label Farris Wheel Limited with high-octane single Do What I Want.
Bonafide Chicago house legend Gene Farris channels close to three decades of underground dance music experience into releases on labels such as Relief, Dirtybird, ViVa Music, Cajul, Soma Recordings, and Defected.
Since spinning a mix of acid house and disco vinyl at warehouse parties in the early 90s, the producer and DJ has maintained an illustrious live career maintaining an eight-year residency at Chicago’s infamous Boom Boom Room and a four-year residency at Amsterdam’s Jimmy Woo. Gene Farris’ recent collaboration with AAA producers such as Green Velvet, Jamie Jones, Sonny Fodera, Harry Romero and more have paved the way for major props from BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM. His monthly house party event Gene Farris & Friends has featured guests including Black Coffee, Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping, and Walker & Royce.
The versatile producer is known for notable tracks such as Snatch! release Play that has amassed DJ support from Felix Leiter, Gorgon City, Claptone, Defected Records’ cult classic ‘Welcome to Chicago’ EP, and Relief release Move Your Body. Recent Sub Focus collaboration It’s Time gathered over 1M Spotify streams and extensive support from Danny Howard, Charlie Hedges, and Sarah Story on BBC Radio 1 and Fred V on KISS FM.
Meanwhile, still riding the high of opening for legend Deadmau5 at FWD club this past month, duo Basura Boyz embody the Chicago house music scene in Do What I Want. Discovered on Spotify playlists such as Idris Elba’s DJ Mix and Beats of Tomorrow, the DJs already have releases on labels such as Box of Cats, Off The Grid, and Slightly Sizzled Records. Singles such as Off The Grid release Slide featuring Ron Carroll, debuted by label boss John Summit at Space Miami, have amassed support from Pete Tong and Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1.
Gene Farris and Basura Boyz now represent a new era for Farris Wheel Limited, presenting a thumping and self-assured heater. The imprint aims to relaunch with an emphasis on first-rate talent and will see future drops from Dead Space, Sam Divine, and label boss Gene Farris. A meteoric banger set to tear up the dance floor, Do What I Want represents this new era and foreshadows a whole catalogue of scorcher.