Review: Mosca's Not So Much has seen the producer's style progress gloriously over the last couple of years from his UK bass beginnings to some of the freshest explorations in house and techno. On Cedar Wood State (Vector mix)" he throws down the kind of trippy and cyclical machine techno that you'd usually attribute to the likes of Mike Parker or Abdulla Rashim; this one is absolutely mental! On the flip Cedar Wood State (Volt mix)" is a bass heavy electro jam that works that beat repeat to monstrous effect. The kind of track you'd hear at a serious Detroit electro party like No Way Back. Tip!
Review: We didn't have to wait for as long as the title of his new record suggests, but it has been a while since the Radio 1 DJ put out new material. Having found a home on the Delsin offshoot, it comes as no surprise that Wait veers increasingly towards techno. Granted, on "It's Not What It Looks Like", the rhythm and drums still lurch with a swagger alien to the Dutch label, but then the arrangement sweeps into a more familiar, chord-heavy segment. "Kneecap" has a similar, stepping feeling with wired key stabs and filtered climaxes in place of the widescreen chords. "Press Up" is the most radical departure for Mosca however, its slamming rhythm and deranged riffs sounding like perfect Berghain material.
Review: The latest release from the Glaswegian imprint adds a further sheen of excellence in a year where Numbers has really knuckled down and concentrated on a schedule of multi faceted releases. Such has been the demand for Mosca's debut on the Numbers imprint, the London based producer cheekily took to touting advance DJ copies of Do Me Wrong via Facebook. Both tracks here are fully poised for the floor, priming a throwback Bassline / UK G swing dipped in a nowness from Mosca that's been evident on drops for Night Slugs and Fat City. Unusually, it's the B Side that's garnered the most attention, which is odd as "Done Me Wrong" is excellent, reigning in vintage female hollerations over clipping rhythms, swamping basslines and parping synths that pay homage to the classic "RIP Groove". Flipside, the more celebrated "Bax" is a dual assault on your senses, murky sub bass jabbing at your ribs, whilst the sweet cooing vocals whisper sweet nothings in your ears. All this is underpinned by a skipping mid 90s flex heavy on the neon stabs that has warehouse jam written all over it.
Review: UK Funky mover and shaker Mosca gives his own Tilt Shift over to a couple of very worthy remixers for this EP on Fat City. Bristolian boy wonder Julio Bashmore steps up first with a heavy grooving slow-mo cut that capitalises on fuzzy synth swirls for a luscious and slightly psychedelic end result. It's a killer slice of deep house with ample character that lifts it out of the glut of similar-minded music at the moment. Swing Ting is more of an unknown quantity, and out of their two versions the dub wins out for sparse rawness with garagey bass squelches.