DA Premiere: Kim Ann Foxman – E4 Energy (Original Mix)
Kim Ann Foxman has come a long way since her high school rave days in Hawaii. Once a member of seminal indie-dance act Hercules & Love Affair, Foxman has gone on to become one of the most in demand and taste-making DJs on the scene, landing regular appearances at Berlin institution Panorama Bar while holding down a residency at Brooklyn’s intimate Good Room. Never one to chase trends, Foxman rather creates them, drawing from her deep foundation of underground dance music to build salient original productions and remixes for labels such as her own Firehouse Recordings, Maya Jane Coles’ I/AM/ME, and others.
Foxman’s latest offering, the Energy EP, is four tracks of intoxicating modern dance with a nod to the past. “Energy EP dives into my rave roots,” she explains. “It includes a selection of tracks to be enjoyed at different times of the night.” “E4 Energy”, premiered below, is a fiery acid-laced anthem, no doubt aimed at a bustling dance floor in the heat of the night. The familiar acidic squelch of the 303 starts off the track as vocal chants and thick drums work their way into a heady, modulating groove. After an emotive breakdown, Foxman dives back into the beat with a punch and her signature balance of groove, undoubtedly inspiring some poignant moments on the dance-floor. Foxman’s story behind the unique cover art for the EP proves why parents shouldn’t force their children into beauty pageants.
Pre-order the ‘Energy’ EP here.