Chris Lorenzo gets Anna Lunoe and Genesis Owusu ‘Back Seat’ festival-ready

January 14, 2022



“Anna Lunoe is once more revving the engine”
Dancing Astronaut

“We can’t wait to rinse the hell out of it”
This Song Is Sick

“A hip-shaking acid house triumph”

“Boundary pushing”

“A hard and funky house number”
Music Feeds

“Lunoe has solidified herself as one of the most trusted selectors
and tastemakers in global dance music”

Purple Sneakers

Kick-starting 2022, Anna Lunoe is back with another energetic ‘Back Seat‘ remix. This huge collaboration with Ghanaian-Australian superstar Genesis Owusu just got a big dose of festival power, thanks to renowned U.K. producer Chris LorenzoLISTEN HERE.

In true Lorenzo form, the remix goes hard, reworking the electronic track with a heap of bass and a world-famous Lorenzo drop. Now residing in Los Angeles, Chris Lorenzo is widely acknowledged for pioneering his hometown’s emergent and increasingly popular Jackin’-House-come-Bassline hybrid sound, which he simply terms “House & Bass.”

Having been friends for years, Anna Lunoe is delighted that Chris Lorenzo worked on this track:  “When I’m working on music and I need an opinion, Chris is top of my list! I sent the original to him a lot during the finishing process so when it came to remixing, I felt he really understood the record and surely had brilliant ideas for it. Having seen videos of Chris Lake already playing this remix all over the USA in his sets, and recently playing it at Field Day myself, I can confirm this remix truly crushes. Chris Lorenzo proves once again he is considered one of the most talented in the game!”

The impressive original released in early October, garnered major support from outlets including Rolling StoneBillboardNMESniffersTone DeafPurple SneakersPilerats and more, achieved global radio support from triple jFBi RadioApple MusicKCRW and SiriusXM, and saw both Anna Lunoe and Genesis Owusu on the cover of Spotify playlists Friday Cratediggers and New Dance BeatsYoutube Music‘s New Electronic and Amazon‘s Australia Now. Chris Lorenzo’s remix is the second and final of the remix series, following Tseba’s percussion-heavy, vocal-flipped rework which came out in December.

Genesis‘ presence on the original ‘Back Seat‘ comes after the release of his 2021 J Award-winning and 4-Time-ARIA Award-winning album Smiling With No Teeth. Described by the Guardian as “post-punk thrums; synths that scream and sigh; and sometimes crooned, sometimes snarled vocals – is its own world, with a distinct geography, iconography and ideology.” Genesis’ charismatic sound finds a perfect home in Lunoe’s dark and danceable production – fully equipped with live instrumentation, strut-worthy bass and belting drums.

Furthermore, Anna Lunoe just wrapped her first season of her  Create/Destroy podcast. Centred around hopeful conversations with creatives of all kinds, first season’s guests included Chris LakeTT The ArtistBANKSTSHABoys Noize and more – LISTEN HERE.

Back Seat ft. Genesis Owusu’ (Chris Lorenzo Remix), out now via NLV Records
buy/stream it here.

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After bubbling up in the Sydney club scene, world-renowned DJ, producer, vocalist and radio host Anna Lunoe honed her sound on the International festival circuit. Anna has smashed various glass ceilings as the first woman to play the main stage of EDC Las Vegas, hosting her weekly radio show on Apple Music, as a festival favourite with a knack for sweating out both mainstages and underground clubs, and curating her own month-long tours across America. 

Known for his enigmatic stage presence, Genesis Owusu has enraptured fans nationwide since he first burst onto the scene as a triple j unearthed high finalist in 2015. In 2020 alone, he performed 7 sell-out shows at Mary’s Underground. His beloved  performances have also featured on festival stages across Australia including Groovin’ The Moo, Spilt Milk, St. Jerome’s  Laneway Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Field Day, Falls Festival and Meredith Music Festival. Forever on the rise, Genesis Owusu next takes his global steps to success, already named among international ‘Emerging Artists to Watch in 2021’ lists with the likes of NME, The Guardian UK, Daily Star, NPR / public radio & more. Genesis Owusu will tour across the US and EU in 2022, plus support Tame Impala nationally across Australia. In November, Genesis’ album Smiling With No Teeth was announced as the 2021 J Award Australian Album of The Year. Genesis also took home four 2021 Aria Awards for the work, including Best Cover Art, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Independent Release and Album of the Year. Last Friday saw Owusu’s debut on the Stephen Colbert Show, performing the Barack Obama endorsed ‘Gold Chains’.

Chris Lorenzo, renowned U.K. producer, who now lives in Los Angeles, is widely acknowledged for pioneering his hometown’s emergent and increasingly popular Jackin’ house come Bassline hybrid sound, which he simply terms ‘House & Bass’.  Lorenzo’s latest single, ‘California Dreamin’‘ ft. High Jinx took the #1 spot on Spotify’s Operator, Housewerk and UK House Music playlists, entered Spotify’s Viral charts in over 10 countries (including the U.S. and U.K.) and appeared on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.