Stockholm based newcomer Boska delivers his first EP on Norwegian label Love OD Communications, home to disco oddballs Mental Overdrive. If it initially seems odd that this label is releasing what is, for all intents and purposes, bass music, then that initial suspicion soon gives way. Taking the light percussive nature and colourful analogue palette of Nordic cosmic disco and applying it to a template of bass and funky, Boska manages to create something quite unique; "Arrival" combines a bright kwaito style melody with rolling percussive rhythms not unlike Prins Thomas's more upbeat cuts, while "Extraperennial" is a more grounded production, utilising a punchy ring-modulated bass and 2-step skip.
Norway's Boska is making all the right moves as he gets snapped up by Permanent Vacation after a successful stint on Studio Barnhus as well as plenty of appearances on Mental Overdrive's Love OD Communications. His sound sits somewhere between garage and house, and the title track on this latest EP exemplifies that notion perfectly as it rolls and skips with an easy flow, charming melodies riding atop the percussive wave and accented by plentiful vocal chops. "Brute" works a little more rhythmic intensity into the mix with some rapid fire elements that attempt to cut through the relatively murky synths and bass. The overriding focus on this EP though is on delicate harmonies and a clean, bright finish laced with plenty of machine soul.
Straight out of Norway, house/bass producer Boska drops four effervescent new tracks on Mental Overdrive's label Love OD. Using some beautifully natural percussion sounds amongst a range of deep disco synths, the rim shots of "Moonsliders" and the dry toms of "Without Love" add a sophisticated edge to the driving analogue funk, while the more warped half-step of "Pictures" makes for an eerie closer.
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