Review: With the Dekmantel machine growing by the week the label has come to a point over the last 10 years where it's happy to stand up and represent the otherside of dance music, bands. That now includes The Mauskovic Dance Band, a five piece group outta Amsterdam sending some tropical cosmo flavours for the silly summer season. The album delivers a lo-fi and almighty analogue sound of disco and psychedelica next to the bells and whistles of percussion music, 60s dub ethics and a chic 70s cosmiq.
Review: If you've yet to check the Mauskovic Dance Band's debut mini-album on Soundway, do yourself a favour and do it today - it really is a mixed-up, post-punk disco treat. In the meantime, get your ears around this revision of our favourite track from the set, "Space Drum Machine". Whereas that was a heavily percussive, effects-laden chunk of riotous sweatiness, this extended revision from Heist bosses Detroit Swindle brilliantly re-imagines it as a retro-futurist chunk of Afro-house goodness rich in pots-and-pans percussion hits, spacey noises, fuzzy keys, fizzing synth riffs and an extended flute solo that reminded us of Mark Brydon and DJ Parrot's "Sunshine Dub Instrumental" of early Warp Records cut "Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?" by DJ Mink. Given that remix is a stone cold psychedelic house classic, it's a comparison we don't make lightly.
Review: With the Dekmantel machine growing by the week the label has come to a point over the last 10 years where it's happy to stand up and represent the otherside of dance music, bands. That now includes The Mauskovic Dance Band, a five piece group outta Amsterdam setting new tropical and Latin inspired flavours for our forthcoming hawaaian t-shirt summer season especially brought to you by the best merry makers in the business. It brings with it a diggers vibe of disco and percussion music with slights of '70s cosmique and exotica. Lo-fi, funky and chic.
Review: With a trademark sound that gleefully joins the dots between fuzzy New York "no wave", heavy mutant disco, dubbed-out space disco, Afrobeat and percussion-rich South American styles of music, The Mauskovic Dance Band is a unique proposition. That much is clear from this eponymous mini-album on Soundway, which wraps weighty dub disco basslines, densely layered percussion, spaced-out vocals and meandering 1970s style Moog synthesizer lines around heavy rhythms that variously doff a cap to Afrobeat, Cumbia and other indigenous South American styles. The plentiful musical highlights include the stripped-back percussive intensity of "Percussione & Spazio Sounds", the intergalactic Afro-disco throb of "Space Disco Machine" and the chugging, hallucinatory heaviness of closing cut "It's The Wrong Goodie".