Hot Video Alert: Fe-Nix - Red Light
Not gonna lie, the new Fe-Nix single "Red Light" might be one of my new guilty pleasures. While the single is distinctively less R&B than previous releases "Lady Baby," and "Swagga," the song isn't without GRIT. Despite being more pop/electro, "Red Light" definitely has some urban influences woven throughout. According to their bio, Fe-Nix has cornered the market in "dirty pop", a "new genre of inner city urban edge dance music," which makes a lot of sense after listening to the song. The FX-laden video clip is a fun, futuristic romp, much like the song itself.
Fe-Nix (AKA Ayshen, Jade, Tanya and Redd) all hail from London and have been called "the UK's answer to the Pussycat Dolls." In 2009 Fe-Nix took some creative liberties with INOJ's popular 1999 single, "I Want To Be Your Lady," re-naming it "Lady Baby" and making it into a proper club record. In 2010 they released a new song, the urban-pop "Swagga," however neither song ignited the charts like they should have, despite heavy support from both BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. After the release of "Swagga" the girls disappeared, seemingly to work on their debut album and new single "Red Light."
"Red Light," which has already been pushed back a couple of times (January 16, January 23) is now due to be released on February 20th. In addition to radio edit, "Red Light" boasts a pretty sweet remix package with mixes from Ripper, DJ Sticky, Illmanna and Splurgeboys. The single is the latest to be lifted off their debut, as yet untitled album, due for release sometime in 2011 on Genetic Records. The girls roped in producers Sammy Jay, Yogi, Skillz, Sticky, Kettle and up & comer Blair and promise to deliver an album chock-full of "urban flavors with pop sensibilities and club beats." I'm game. Gimme more ladies! Check out the video for "Red Light" below.