James Hurr, Xoro & Adam Griffin Join Forces On Summer Smash “Toxic Game”

Posted by on June 19, 2022

Studio wizards James Hurr, Xoro, and Adam Griffin team up for the feelgood anthem ‘Toxic Game’ with newcomer vocalist and songwriter, Shayan. When considering that between them they have had nine straight Party Anthems spins on BBC Radio 1 (Hurr), released on Sony Nitron, worked with Wankelmut, and remixed for Joel Corry (Xoro); and steered Perfect Havoc to achieve five UK Top 10 hits including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by Joel Corry & MNEK (Griffin), it’s inevitable this new single is pure quality. It’s out now on Perfect Havoc!

Playful piano stabs and a rubber-bounce bassline are at the heart of ‘Toxic Game’. Straddling sounds of 90s rave and the style of crossover dance that Perfect Havoc has built its reputation on, ‘Toxic Games’ is enhanced by the rich, full vocal of Shayan, singing of an all-too-familiar relationship that is toxic but inevitable.

The producers at work on this single are rising superstar, James Hurr. His credits as a production and mixing engineer are an impressive ‘who’s who’ of the UK’s best-known dance talents. Hurr is behind Mark Knight’s ‘Yebisah’ and Prok & Fitch’s ‘Wow’, plus dozens of tracks, collabs and remixes with Michael Gray and Frederick & Kusse to name just two. Toolroom Record’s Mark Knight said that Hurr “was on fire” and the man wasn’t wrong. Hurr’s Perfect Havoc debut ‘Jump In’ with legendary DJ Michael Gray was so well received that it was played for nine straight weeks on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems.

Collaborating with Hurr on ‘Toxic Game’ is one of Perfect Havoc’s shining stars, Xoro. There are two touchpoints that mark the start of Xoro’s journey; winning Spinnin’ Records’ Buzz Low remix competition and his first single ‘Face Mask On’ which saw official release after achieving over 60 million streams on TikTok. From there Xoro has been in demand releasing originals on Soave and Loudkult, as well remixing on several high profile Perfect Havoc releases such as PS1 ‘Life Goes On (feat. Alex Hosking)’, Tobtok, Milwin & Alfie Cridland ‘New Levels (feat. Mila Falls)’ and Joel Corry x Jax Jones ‘OUT OUT (feat. Charli XCX & Saweetie)’.

Completing the production bill is Perfect Havoc co-founder and producer, Adam Griffin. Together with Robert Davies, Griffin has steered Perfect Havoc into one of the most in-demand independent labels around, underlined by platinum certified releases and generating over five billion global streams. His contagious house cuts include ‘The Sting’ and ‘The Stand Off’ (BBC Radio 1 Future Anthem) and ‘Don’t Over Think It’ produced with house icon Todd Terry. Griffin has also worked and released with acclaimed producers such as Anton Powers, Redondo, Simon Field, James Hurr and Tobtok, and has received several spins on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems & Dance Anthems, been playlisted on Capital Dance and KISS Dance and been featured on Music Week. Over 25 million streams have been generated so far by this versatile label head and he’s only just getting started.

Perfect Havoc – nominated for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – has even more talent-packed up its sleeve for 2022. As well as a guest residency at Eden Ibiza with immersive house night WNDRLND, the label will see releases from Just Kiddin, PS1, Varski, Charlie Hedges, and many more.