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Phinova & Anfisa – “Dedication” – a progressing vibrant and sonorous mix of bass, synth and drums!

“Dedication” is the sixth release for the Shanghai, China-based EDM duo, Phinova & Anfisa, who were nominated as the best upcoming EDM artist in 2018. As usual the duo never disappoints, this track continues their amazing producing skills. They are at the top of their music making genre, no one else even comes to shoulder with them. This single is a hardcore masterpiece filled with mind bending ear candy that will have sound engineers and fans alike grinning from ear to ear.

Structurally, the artists try to achieve a crescendo-style effect, building and releasing intensity and tension several times throughout the song. Phinova & Anfisa push their synthesizers to the utmost of comprehendible sonic tweakage.

From the second the introductory motifs come in, the listener is hooked by the sonic mutations achieved in the disc. It is obvious that Phinova & Anfisa takes a turn in style when the beat enters. Instead of a typical dance beat, we are introduced to a breakbeat already a lot more stimulating than most of the beats featured in current EDM hits.

The duo manages to keep the energy high through the track, displaying interesting mixes of growling dub leads, skittering electro beats, and other hard hitting synth work that are familiar to those of the electronic genre. Spiraling out of your body, your mind is pulled apart by the multifaceted tendrils of perpetuity delivered by the Phinova & Anfisa sound.

Phinova & Anfisa manage to establish their own unique voice with this sound by introducing their synth riffs and experimenting with the use of wavy and stabbing basslines and an array of musical effects and vocal chops. The duo has a lot to offer in their zone of music and listeners will find an incredible amount of enjoyment from the insane arrangements that the duo cooks up.

With this single their sound is perfected and they are just having plenty of fun with it. The eclectic feel of vicious basslines and delicious synth motifs serve the purpose of attracting attention, and converting the uninitiated towards their sound. “Dedication” is never boring and repetitive but actually engaging, something the dance club scene seems to overlook.

Phinova & Anfisa are making a name for themselves with their distinct sound, and the fact that their version of EDM delivers more than just random spacey loops and effects. Their intricate compositions feature layers and layers of vocal interludes, hard-hitting basslines, synth samples, crescendos and decrescendos, build-ups and drops.

Another thing to note is that at one point there lies a subtle melody under all the rhythmic foundations the duo keep building. As the track immerses itself into a progressing vibrant and sonorous mix of bass, synth and drums, there’s that ever-present surreal yet vivacious sentiment flowing through the duo’s veins.

There’s no sense of monotony or lethargy throughout the entire sequence of “Dedication”. Instead, there’s a real impression of cohesion here, with Phinova & Anfisa never losing their balance and keeping things diverse without becoming inconsistent.

If there’s anything else that needs to be said about the duo at this point, it’s that Phinova & Anfisa are getting ready to reign over underground EDM, and will continue to flourish in the years to come. “Dedication” is out now on all streaming platforms. Check them out on Instagram for news and updates.

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