Home  Labels  

Moda Black

Misunderstood
   
Misunderstood (Black Loops remix) - (7:02) 123 BPM
MB 062R2
13 Oct 17
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Misunderstood
   
Misunderstood (Lauer remix) - (7:15) 123 BPM
MB 062R1
29 Sep 17
Progressive House
 Buy
from $1.48
Heat
   
Heat - (6:33) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Artificial Intelligence - (6:57) 128 BPM
Review: 'Heat' is the kind of track that was just made for the dancefloor, as the track plays you can almost picture it in its perfect setting, 4am, a small club, nearly completely dark with just the occasional flash of light, the odd call of elation from the crowd. The gently pounding beat sends you into a euphoric trance, extenuating every note of the jazzy piano as it dances along the track. 'Artificial Intelligence' is harder and more harrowing than its neighboring track, there's white noise and slow builds, adorned with sci-fi effects and elements.
MB 063
15 Sep 17
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Rabbit Hole
   
Rabbit Hole (feat Cactus Sauna) - (7:18) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rabbit Hole (instrumental) - (6:19) 122 BPM
   
Rabbit Hole (Lord Of The Isles Reshape) - (6:30) 90 BPM
   
Rabbit Hole (Willie Burns remix) - (5:12) 108 BPM
   
Rabbit Hole (Lord Of The Isles Dreamscape Reprise) - (2:43) 92 BPM
Review: British DJ Kiwi has been steadily refining his skills as a producer since the mid noughties, releasing on labels such as Optimo, Disco Halal and Futureboogie. His style encompasses a wide array of influences, with elements of disco, techno and electronica always present. Moreover, the likes of Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall and DJ Harvey can be counted as fans. Now, making his debut on Moda Black, Kiwi delivers a banging track in the form of "Rabbit Hole" (feat Cactus Sauna), a sleazy indie dance gem that will appeal to fans of the Correspondant or I'm A Cliche sound. It is perfectly backed up by remixes from cult favourites Lord of the Isles (who delivers an absolutely 'kosmische' rendition) and NYC's Willie Burns: who delivers a pitched down EBM mutation which was right up our alley!
MB 061D
11 Aug 17
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Misunderstood
   
Misunderstood - (7:01) 123 BPM
Review: Theo Kottis from Edinburgh has appeared on a who's who of labels at present from Anjunadeep, Last Night On Earth and Get Physical to Saved, Sub Club and now Moda Black: who present this new hit "Misunderstood". With its euphoric pianos, rushy arpeggios and adrenalised rhythm section: this slinky tech house number ticks all the right boxes and is another hit track you can expect to be hearing a lot of this Summer. This Autumn he will join label mates Jaymo & Andy George on several tour dates. We're hoping they'll be bringing their unique dance floor energy to somewhere near you!
MB 062
28 Jul 17
Funky/Club House
 Buy
from $1.48
Lost Loops & Broken Tapes
   
1968 - (5:44) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Plump Funk - (6:08) 125 BPM
   
1968 (Marquis Hawkes remix) - (6:35) 121 BPM
   
1968 (Idamos remix) - (7:24) 118 BPM
MB 060
14 Apr 17
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Still Motion
   
Still Motion - (8:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Phoenix Under The Tree - (6:57) 122 BPM
MB 059
31 Mar 17
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Greed Divides
   
Give Me All - (6:13) 123 BPM
   
Wayside Dub - (6:14) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MB 058
03 Mar 17
Funky/Club House
 Buy
from $1.48
Preset
   
Preset - (5:26) 126 BPM
   
Lyra - (6:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Rave Energy
MB 057
10 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Pitch Invasion
   
Pitch Invasion (feat Ovr Kill) - (6:55) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Comfort In Madness (dub) - (7:36) 120 BPM
   
The Flex - (7:00) 120 BPM
Review: Groove Armada's Moda Black are back with new producer Idamos. The Glaswegian artist made his debut on the recent Moda Black album with the stunning "Heads Down". His name, an acronym of 'I Do All My Own Stunts', is somewhat telling and we can certainly assure you that he's on to big things after having a listen to "Pitch Invasion": a tough, dirty and funked up exercise in late night tech house, while "Comfort In Madness" goes for something much deeper and sultry, complimented by some gentle 303 acid and a tunnelling groove geared for some strobed out moments on the dancefloor. Finally "The Flex" finishes up this fine EP with a dark house experiment aimed squarely at the afterhours, reintroducing some nice 303 acid squeals, exotic melodies and hypnotic pads over its tightly programmed rhythm.
MB 056
27 Jan 17
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Lost In Memory
   
Lost In Memory - (6:50) 124 BPM
   
Last Night - (5:30) 125 BPM
   
Lost In Memory (Maxxi Soundsystem edit) - (6:31) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lost In Memory (Zeke Africa remix) - (7:06) 124 BPM
MB 055
28 Oct 16
Funky/Club House
 Buy
from $1.48
It Wasn't Meant To Be/Running Nowhere
   
It Wasn't Meant To Be - (7:55) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Running Nowhere - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
It Wasn't Meant To Be (And.Id Rave Nostalgia remix) - (6:41) 127 BPM
   
It Wasn't Meant To Be (And.Id Warehouse dub) - (6:34) 127 BPM
Review: Following recent outings on Anjunadeep and Last Night On Earth, Theo Kottis returns to Moda Black, the label on which he made his name. "It Wasn't Meant To Be", which features a trio of spine-tingling breakdowns, sees the Edinburgh-based producer effortlessly joining the dots between dreamy deep house and slicker, tech-tinged flavours. The latter influence comes to the fore on "Running Nowhere", where drifting chords and chiming melody lines snake their way around a shuffling, tech-house groove. The E.P also boasts a pair of fine remixes from Mobilee man And.Id. There's a chunky, low-slung, mind-altering "Rave Nostalgia" mix - complete with rush-inducing piano breakdown - and a pulsating, no-holds-barred "Acid Dub".
MB 054
30 Sep 16
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Moda Black Vol IV
   
Various/Jaymo/Andy George - "1968" (The Broken Tape) - (5:44) 109 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "Song For Nick" (Tuff City Kids remix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
   
Various/Jaymo/Andy George - "Just An Edit" - (5:13) 124 BPM
   
Idamos - "Heads Down" - (7:08) 122 BPM
   
Zeke Africa - "Medi/Tate" - (6:36) 120 BPM
   
Javier Orduna - "Vamonos" - (6:53) 122 BPM
   
Theo Kottis - "Human Chemistry" (Throwing Snow remix) - (5:09) 120 BPM
   
Various/Jaymo/Andy George - "In My Way" (Huxley remix) - (7:45) 123 BPM
   
Walker/Royce - "My Dream" (Richy Ahmed remix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
   
Theo Kottis/Izzy Demzky - "Patterns" - (7:52) 124 BPM
   
Maxxi Soundsystem - "M'aider" - (7:39) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Various/Jaymo/Andy George - "Moda Black Vol IV" (continuous DJ mix) - (58:42) 124 BPM
Played by: Sasha
MB 050D
01 Jul 16
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Diablitos
   
Diablitos - (6:34) 122 BPM
   
Carnales - (7:07) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Respirar - (7:04) 120 BPM
MB 052D
06 May 16
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
A Tears Us
   
Dr Ctrl - (8:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Serpant Charms - (6:21) 120 BPM
   
Conjure Division - (7:00) 120 BPM
MB 051
29 Apr 16
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Pomelo
   
Pomelo - (6:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pomelo (dub) - (6:44) 124 BPM
   
12407 - (6:21) 122 BPM
   
Pomelo (Javier Orduna remix) - (6:24) 122 BPM
MB 048
05 Feb 16
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Revisited (unmixed tracks)
   
Groove Armada - "Alright" - (8:09) 122 BPM
   
Walker & Royce - "My Dream" - (6:25) 125 BPM
   
Jaymo & Andy George/Sidney Charles - "Hip Shots" - (6:24) 123 BPM
   
Zeke Africa - "Ghost" - (6:22) 121 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "Final Shakedown" (Waff remix) - (7:27) 125 BPM
   
Upercent/Javier OrduA±a - "Ratata" - (8:19) 120 BPM
   
Theo Kottis - "Ufo" - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
Jaymo & Andy George/Sidney Charles - "Caution Your Blast" - (8:41) 123 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "Love Sweet Sound" (Kolsch remix) - (7:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hot Since 82/Habischman - "Leave Me" (Dubfire Playa remix) - (11:08) 123 BPM
   
Jaymo & Andy George - "Revisited" (continuous DJ mix) - (58:13) 123 BPM
Review: Jaymo & Andy George have etched out an impressive 15 year career, with demand for their 'texture heavy' releases on many big labels seeing their success grow to a global scale. Here they present a mix on their own Moda Black imprint, and just shy of an hour it's a concise snapshot of them doing what they do best: delivering deep, engrossing, synth-rich grooves. Highlights include the brooding, doom-jack of "Ghost" by Zeke Africa, the beguiling synth cascades of "Ratasta" by Upercent and Javier OrduA+a, and all 11 minutes of Dubfire's remarkable, blissed-out techno-disco rework.
MB 049
11 Dec 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
UFO
   
UFO - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
King's Day - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
UFO (Michael Mayer remix) - (7:18) 125 BPM
   
King's Day (Sau Poler remix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
Played by: Borgie, Lane 8
MB 047
27 Nov 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
La Familia
   
Ratata - (8:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
La Familia - (7:01) 119 BPM
   
Direct Change - (6:42) 124 BPM
MB 046
13 Nov 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Call Me (remixes)
   
Call Me (feat Joel Culpepper - Medlar remix) - (5:13) 123 BPM
   
Call Me (feat Joel Culpepper - Henry Saiz's Anantara remix) - (7:26) 120 BPM
   
Call Me (feat Joel Culpepper - Fouk remix) - (6:42) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Alkalino
Review: Groove Armada are back on their own imprint Moda Black with some brilliant remixes of "Call Me". First up is the Medlar remix of Wolf Music fame who serves up a soulful hands in the air house remix which works well. Next up Spanish progressive house auteur Henry Saiz steps up to deliver a spooky and atmospheric rendition, but still utilises Joel Culpepper's vocals quite well. Finally the Fouk remix is ever typical of the Dutch duo on this funky fun loving take on deep house.
MB 045R
30 Oct 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Call Me (Little Black Book)
   
Call Me (feat Joel Culpepper) - (10:19) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Call Me (dub) - (8:25) 118 BPM
   
Call Me (feat Joel Culpepper - 7 inch) - (4:41) 118 BPM
Review: There's a definite "odds and ends" feel to Moda Black's Little Black Book series, which is designed to sit somewhere between an album, a remix album and a compilation. The second volume in the series comes from Groove Armada, and boasts eight previously unheard dancefloor-focused cuts from the long-serving duo, a bunch of remixes by other artists of their work, a tasty collaboration with Extra Curricular and a few curiosities (see their house rework of Rockers Revenge's "Walking on Sunshine"). Musically, it largely sticks to a main room/Ibiza-friendly powder house flex (albeit with a veritable smorgasbord of vintage house and garage influences). As for the remixes, they're largely impressive, with Pillowtalk, Chaim, Huxley and The Emperor Machine all delivering killer blows.
MB 045
09 Oct 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
The Fires Of Time
   
My Voice - (7:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ghost - (6:22) 121 BPM
   
Time Given Time Spent - (6:57) 120 BPM
Review: Groove Armada's new Moda Black imprint goes from strength to strength. This time recruiting London based newcomer Zeke Africa for The Fires Of Time EP. It's tech house with soul and high quality production. The tight African influenced rhythm section on "My Voice" is great and works well with the sombre melody and male vocals. "Ghost" gets darker and tougher with its sinister atmosphere backing a chunky Hot Creations style bassline and more tight rhythm programming on this minimal stomper. Lastly "Time Given Time Spent" is atmospheric deep house that could equally of been at home on a label like Dessous; nice!
MB 041
18 Sep 15
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Leave Me
   
Leave Me (Dubfire Playa remix) - (11:08) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sundown (Audiofly remix) - (9:40) 120 BPM
Review: Jaymo and Andy George's Moda Black returns with another one from Hot Creations crewman Hot Since 82. He's got Habischman on board for "Leave Me" and it gets the remix treatment by the legend that is Dubfire, taking the said track on a dark journey through progressive house. Secondly we have "Sundown" remixed by Audiofly aka Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton who take things on more of a sublime, afterhours tech house tip on the "All Day I Dream" vibe.
MB 043D
21 Aug 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Caution Your Blast (remixes)
   
Hip Shots (Russ Yallop remix) - (6:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hip Shots (Philip Bader Warehouse mix) - (6:28) 124 BPM
Review: Caution Your Blast, released in the spring of 2015, was one of Jaymo and Andy George's strongest efforts to date. Written and produced with Sidney Charles, its' two tracks offered the perfect balance between jackin' house grooves, bass-heavy garage influences, and the woozy shimmer of contemporary powder house. Here, one of the tracks from that set - "Hip Shots" - gets the remix treatment. Both versions are far rougher, dirtier and heavier than the original, with Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations man Russ Yallop leading the way. His acid-heavy rework - all undulating 303 lines, snappy beats and chopped-up vocal fills - is particularly potent, though Philip Bader's booming, rave-inclined Warehouse Mix isn't far behind.
MB 044
31 Jul 15
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Little Black Book
   
House 70 - (5:57) 115 BPM
   
Feel Free (Pianna version) - (6:39) 124 BPM
   
Stevie Latenight - (6:11) 125 BPM
   
Luv 91 - (6:20) 123 BPM
   
Song 4 Nick - (7:01) 118 BPM
   
Push - (7:46) 122 BPM
   
House In Authority - (8:07) 123 BPM
   
Call Me (dub) - (8:25) 118 BPM
   
Highway 101 - (6:47) 118 BPM
   
You Got To - (7:30) 124 BPM
   
Groove Armada & Brodanse - "Sweat" (Cari Golden) - (7:46) 124 BPM
   
Soho Disco - (6:39) 120 BPM
   
Alright - (8:09) 122 BPM
   
Paris - (5:36) 104 BPM
   
Rescue Me - (5:19) 120 BPM
   
Groove Armada & Digitaria - "Favourite Addiction" (Groove Armada's dub Creation) - (8:49) 123 BPM
   
Oh Tweek To Me - (5:20) 123 BPM
   
Groove Armada & Rockers Revenge - "Walking On Sunshine" (Groove Armada's Tracker's Revenge) - (10:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hold On (feat Bing Ji Ling) - (6:37) 122 BPM
   
The Pleasure Victim - (5:18) 122 BPM
   
Groove Armada & Drew Hill - "Talk To You" (Groove Armada remix) - (8:30) 120 BPM
   
Paris (Andhim remix) - (4:45) 120 BPM
   
Chicago (Pillowtalk remix) - (5:09) 122 BPM
   
Time & Space (Jaymo & Andy George remix) - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
Love Sweet Sound (Kolsch remix) - (7:20) 122 BPM
   
Shameless (Chaim remix) - (7:10) 123 BPM
   
Easy (Huxley dub) - (7:00) 128 BPM
   
Look Me In The Eye Sister (The Emperor Machine extended remix) - (8:51) 126 BPM
   
Pork Soda (Marco Faraone remix) - (6:40) 126 BPM
   
Get Down (Walker & Royce Meltdown remix) - (7:46) 124 BPM
   
Superstylin' (Joris Voorn rework) - (7:04) 129 BPM
   
Final Shakedown (Waff remix) - (7:27) 126 BPM
   
I See You Baby (Hauswerks remix) - (6:38) 123 BPM
   
Little Black Book (continuous DJ mix) - (1:17:16) 122 BPM
MB 042IT
10 Jul 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Caution Your Blast
   
Caution Your Blast - (8:41) 123 BPM
   
Hip Shots - (6:24) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Jay Lumen
Review: For their latest outing, regular studio partners Jaymo and Andy George have joined forces with Hamburg-based producer Sidney Charles (himself a regular contributor to their Moda Black imprint). "Caution Your Blast" is tough and chunky, building slowly via sharp synthesizer motifs, bubbling electronic melodies and classic tech-house percussion. There's a little vintage boompty bump to the Derrick Carter-ish beats underpinning virtual flipside "Hip Shots". The cut-up vocal stabs and heavy bass recall the mid-to-late noughties heyday of Carter's Classic imprint, too, making the track a real retro-futurist blast from the past.
MB 039
20 Apr 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
My Dream
   
My Dream - (6:25) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fur - (6:21) 122 BPM
Played by: Monki, Coldwater
Review: The deadly pair that is Walker & Royce touch down on Moda Black with some of their signature house licks after releases on Crosstown Rebels and Glasgow Underground, among other choice stables. "My Dream" is a mid-tempo licker boasting a minimalistic framework thanks to its bleeps and clicks, intricate vocal chops and rickety percussion. "Fur" is also fervently stripped and diced but the beat is bumpier, a touch more jacking and primely cut for peak time body jerking. Little killers, the pair.
MB 038
23 Mar 15
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
Human Chemistry
   
Human Chemistry - (6:20) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Want To Be - (7:50) 120 BPM
   
Human Chemistry (dub) - (6:22) 118 BPM
MB 037
09 Mar 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Mellow Sun
   
Mellow Sun - (5:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mellow Sun (Citizen late nite dub) - (7:58) 126 BPM
MB 036
12 Jan 15
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
The Best Of Moda Black 2014
Various
   
Ejeca - "Mellow Sun" (Citizen Late Nite dub) - (7:58) 126 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "You Got To" - (7:30) 124 BPM
   
Jaymo & Andy George - "In My Way" - (5:56) 127 BPM
   
Walker & Royce - "Sister" - (8:00) 123 BPM
   
Theo Kottis - "Waiting Game" - (7:40) 125 BPM
   
Elias Tzikas - "What Am I" - (6:45) 125 BPM
   
Sidney Charles - "Hurricane" - (7:36) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jaymo & Andy George - "1-900-RUMBLE" - (6:46) 123 BPM
   
Ejeca - "Alone" (David Jach remix) - (7:06) 122 BPM
   
Hauswerks - "Listen To Me" - (7:26) 123 BPM
MB 035
15 Dec 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Why You Tellin' Me
   
Why You Tellin' Me - (7:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Make Me Feel - (6:39) 123 BPM
   
It's You - (6:46) 123 BPM
MB 033
08 Dec 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
In My Way
   
In My Way - (5:56) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ice Cubez - (4:35) 122 BPM
MB 032
06 Oct 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Waiting Game
   
Waiting Game - (7:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What Do You Feel - (7:18) 122 BPM
Played by: Solomun
MB 029
22 Sep 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Sister
   
Sister - (8:00) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Do Not Disturb - (6:15) 123 BPM
Review: Hailing from New York, Sam Walker and Gavin Royce have already gained support from big names like Sasha and Pete Tong. Listening to Sister, it's not hard to hear why this is. Drawing on the darker undercurrents of New York's house sound, the title track is based on a sinister bassline that sounds like it has slithered up from the sewers. But "Sister" also features dramatic breakdowns - possibly influenced by Junior Vasquez or Danny Tenaglia's residencies in the city - and a robust, shuffling rhythm that sounds rooted in New York's current house/techno twilight. The duo explores this contemporary theme further on "Do Not Disturb", where lead-weight beats underpin a screeching female vocal.
MB 030
01 Sep 14
Minimal/Tech House
 Buy
from $1.48
You Got To
   
You Got To - (7:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Got To (GA edit) - (4:00) 124 BPM
   
You Got To (Theo Kottis remix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
MB 031
25 Aug 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Listen To Me
   
Listen To Me - (7:26) 123 BPM
   
Do The Pop - (7:01) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Walk The Walk - (6:30) 123 BPM
MB 027
28 Jul 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Going Down
   
Going Down - (8:00) 123 BPM
   
Warehouse Anthem - (7:15) 125 BPM
   
Hurricane - (7:36) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MB 026
07 Jul 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Moda Black Vol III
Various
   
Ejeca - "Mellow Sun" - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
Jason Bye - "Everybody Jump On The Record" - (6:14) 123 BPM
   
Jaymo/Andy George - "1-900-RUMBLE" - (6:46) 123 BPM
   
Sidney Charles - "Wax Digger 88'" - (7:22) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jaymo/Andy George - "Remember" (DJ W!LD remix) - (8:15) 124 BPM
   
M A N I K - "Wickbush" - (6:51) 124 BPM
   
Darius Syrossian - "Velvette" - (5:38) 122 BPM
   
Hector Couto - "The Key" - (6:19) 122 BPM
   
Alexis Raphael - "Who's Chorge?" - (7:30) 122 BPM
   
Hauswerks/Saul Somers - "Just Want U" - (7:09) 122 BPM
   
Marco Faraone - "New Direction" - (6:24) 126 BPM
   
Nathan Barato - "Black Magic" - (7:02) 124 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "You Got To" - (7:30) 124 BPM
   
Mia Dora - "Hand Steady" - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
Jaymo/Andy George - "Moda Black Vol 3" (continuous mix) - (1:07:00) 123 BPM
Review: Since launching in 2012, Jaymo and Andy George's Moda Black label - an offshoot of their already successful Moda label - has steadily risen to become one of the most well-regarded house labels around. The imprint's style - a tactile, atmospheric blend of tech-house, deep house, bass and woozy, funk-fuelled big room grooves - seems to have a knack of capturing the zeitgeist. Here, the two label owners deliver the third instalment in their annual mix series, showcasing tracks released by the imprint in the last 12 months. Smooth, accessible and entertaining, with plenty of standout cuts (see the warehouse acid of Sidney Charles' "Wax Digger '88" and Hauswerks & Saul Summers' sweaty "Just Want U"), Moda Black Volume III is a fitting celebration of a label whose stock continues to rise.
MB 028D
09 Jun 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Shutdown
   
Shutdown - (6:30) 123 BPM
   
Exclusive - (7:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Alexis Raphael
Review: Moda Black is back with a new EP from hot contemporary house talent Alexis Raphael, who went from the pirate radio scene of the late '90s and early '00s to securing a release on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss' Hot Waves imprint back in 2011. Shutdown is his debut single on Moda Black, featuring a title track which takes the form of a full-blooded main room house tune with razor sharp hi hats, inviting bass that drops in and out at pleasing intervals and plenty of other stylistic flourish from classic Loon bird calls to reverse synth stabs and ravey vocals. It's beefy, chunky and demands to be danced to. "Exclusive" meanwhile is a little more heads down, a deeper cut with rolling drums, chilly, ticking percussion and curious bassline that nimbly works its way in and out of the arrangement.
MB 025D
05 May 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Futurists
Various
   
Sidney Charles - "Vibe" - (6:32) 123 BPM
   
REbEL, Twon - "Itchy Fingaz" - (5:50) 122 BPM
   
Dudley Strangeways - "Call Girl" - (7:05) 122 BPM
   
Fauvrelle - "Call Me Back" - (6:27) 124 BPM
   
Elias Tzikas - "What Am I" - (6:45) 125 BPM
   
Roberto Palmero - "This Is Inside" - (7:06) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Javi Bora, Le Vinyl - "Memories Of A Great Night" - (7:41) 125 BPM
   
Lrusse, Bleecker - "Hats & Nuts" - (6:01) 118 BPM
   
Jaymo, Andy George - "Futurists" (mix) - (36:52) 123 BPM
Played by: Alexis Raphael
Review: Jaymo & Andy George's Moda Black present Futurists, a double vinyl collection of forward thinking, underground artists including Sidney Charles, REbEL & Twon, Dudley Strangeways, Fauvrelle, Elias Tzikas, Roberto Palmero, Javi Bora & Le Vinyl and Lrusse & Bleecker. Fuelled by Jay and Andy's unquenchable thirst for new music, Futurists is, in their words, "a chance to shine the spotlight on some really creative new school producers who are making music for all the right reasons - they're doing things their own way and they're doing it with passion and soul". Sidney Charles sets the tone with the bass heavy groove of "Vibe", whilst this release also sees the newly formed duo REbEL & Twon shine with "Itchy Fingaz". Long term Moda affiliate Dudley Strangeways has previously impressed with releases on Klasse, Holic Trax and Albion Records and does so once more with the robust UK House stylings of "Call Girl". Be sure to check "Hats And Nuts" from Lrusse & Bleecker, the recently formed alias of Behling & Simpson which caps off this fine collection!
MB 021D
07 Apr 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
What You Think
   
What You Think - (6:12) 126 BPM
   
Alone - (5:49)
   
Alone (David Jach remix) - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Belfast's Gerry McCartney enjoyed a productive 2013, delivering a slew of hyped house releases on Loft Records, 2020 Vision, W&O Street Tracks and Delayed Audio. Here he pops up on the similarly well-regarded Moda Black, delivering a pair of certified late night bangers. "What You Think" combines bold, bumpin' beats with swirling sampled strings, choice vocal samples and just the subtlest hint of disco flavour. Arguably even stronger is "Alone", a thick, murky but rush-inducing trip into late '80s, early '90s territory - think "Good Life" meets New York basement house, circa 1992, and you're close. David Jach remixes "Alone", turning the original into a swinging chunk of late night bass-house goodness.
MB 023
31 Mar 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Pork Soda
   
Pork Soda - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hyde & Freak - (7:34) 123 BPM
   
Jack In Black - (5:11) 126 BPM
MB 019
24 Feb 14
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
The Best Of Moda Black 2013
Various
   
Jaymo & Andy George - "Remember" - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
Hot Since 82 - "Chords" - (7:39) 122 BPM
   
Hauswerks - "Worth The Wait" - (6:26) 122 BPM
   
Ejeca - "Alone" - (5:50)
   
Mia Dora - "Clear" - (8:39) 120 BPM
   
Hot Since 82 - "Hot's Groove" - (9:14) 123 BPM
   
Jaymo & Andy George - "Henry's Treat" - (6:49) 122 BPM
   
Huxley - "Diesel" - (5:43) 125 BPM
   
Danny Daze & Maxxi Soundsystem - "Karoline" - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Walker & Royce - "A Perfect Sound" (feat Louisahhh) - (7:51) 123 BPM
   
Hot Since 82 & Joe T Vannelli - "The End" (feat Csilla) - (7:52) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MB 022
23 Dec 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Tales From The Basement
   
Tales From The Basement - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Henry's Treat - (6:49) 122 BPM
Review: 'Tough-house' legends Jaymo and Andy George set up their Moda Black label to specifically cater for the dark and mysterious sounds of sweaty basements in the late, late hours. This time round they're taking the reigns themselves two provide a pair of quality bangers. "Tales From The Basement" is pure 21st century hip-house featuring a beefy rolling bassline and chopped up rhymes. "Henrys Treat", goes down the disco route with looped string samples soaring to dizzy heights above a skippy groove that's sure to get the whole club grinning in unison.
MB 020
25 Nov 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Clear
   
Clear - (8:39) 120 BPM
   
Clear (DJ T remix) - (7:53) 123 BPM
   
Clear (Jaymo & Andy George remix) - (6:45) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Clear (radio edit) - (4:22) 120 BPM
Review: Glasgow's Mia Dora have been made a big impression over the last 12 months, following a string of on-point EPs and a much-played remix of Roots Manuva for Big Dada. Here, they return to original home Moda Black with another chunk of melancholy peaktime house - all twinkling melodies, robust bottom end and woozy, touchy-feely, pitched-down vocals. DJ T takes the best bits of the original - the chords, melodies and vocals - and layers them on top of a chunky, bass-heavy new groove on his rework, while label bosses Jaymo and Andy George give the original a total overhaul. Their interpretation - fluid, energetic, deep and bassy, with some delicious new strings - is arguably the best thing on the EP.
MB 016
23 Sep 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Nine To Five
   
No Escape (feat K:MiSS) - (6:50) 123 BPM
   
Worth The Wait - (6:26) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Live Inside Your Mind (feat Phaedra Penny) - (8:24) 122 BPM
MB 017
26 Aug 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Voyager
   
Voyager - (5:33)
   
Like - (6:31) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fun Tonight - (3:59)
   
Only One - (4:21)
Review: Jaymo & Andy George's label Moda Black is all about providing a home for the darker, more velvety sounds of the late, late hours. So, Plezier must be very cough, 'pliezed', with himself for being recruited amongst the ranks of labelmates like Maxxi Soundsystem, Hot Since 82 and Odysseus. "Voyager" is a killer slice of melancholic house, the wooziness of which gives it an unsettling edge. Elsewhere we get the GA Blacklight-isms of "Like", the dubby tropical synthscapes of "Fun Tonight" and even deep soulful house on "Only One". That's the afterparty sorted then.
MB 015
08 Jul 13
Bass
 Buy
from $1.48
Hit It Again
   
Hit It Again - (6:23) 123 BPM
   
Over You - (6:26) 125 BPM
   
Drug Fool - (6:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Having previously appeared on Grizzly with the decidedly tough and breathless "Work That", Odysseus pops up on Jaymo and Andy George's Moda Black imprint with three tracks of sultry, late night house. "Hit It Again" kicks off proceedings by offering bold, grandiose electronic chords, cut-up vocal samples, garage-influenced drums and more drops than your average game of rugby in the middle of winter. The loose and languid "Over You" - all military drums, hypnotic stabs and spinetingling chords - offers a deeper alternative, while the brilliantly titled "Drug Fool" is six minutes of revivalist '90s Belgian techno disguised as 21st century rave. Which, in our book at least, is a very good thing.
MB 012BP
06 May 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Moda Black Vol II (mixed by Jaymo & Andy George) (unmixed tracks)
   
Ben Pearce - "Pale Ale" - (6:18) 123 BPM
   
Jaymo & Andy George - "Remember" - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
Eats Everything - "Jazz Hands" - (6:51) 122 BPM
   
Lrusse, Bleecker - "Caught Up" - (6:23) 117 BPM
   
MANIK - "Sold My Soul" - (6:32) 120 BPM
   
Huxley - "Diesel" - (5:43) 125 BPM
   
Ejeca - "Alone" - (5:50)
   
Medlar, Pedestrian - "TR Wilson" - (4:20) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Celsius - "Holdin' On" - (5:32) 127 BPM
   
Hot Since 82 & Habischman - "Leave Me" - (6:09) 120 BPM
   
Hauswerks - "Drums & Bass" - (7:03) 122 BPM
   
Shadow Child & Karin Park - "Bending Alberts Law" - (6:20) 124 BPM
   
Walker & Royce - "A Perfect Sound" (feat Louisahhh!) - (7:51) 123 BPM
   
Danny Daze & Maxxi Soundsystem - "Karoline" - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Various - "Moda Black Vol II" (continuous DJ mix by Jaymo & Andy George) - (1:09:03) 123 BPM
Review: Since launching early last year, Jaymo and Andy George's Moda Black imprint has forged a reputation for delivering the sort of fluid, action-packed deep house that takes as much influence from synth-laden nu-disco as tech house, '90s garage and Visionquest-ish slickness. Here, the two bossmen curate a second label compilation featuring a mix of unreleased gems and recent hits. There's plenty to enjoy, from the classic late night wooziness of Eats Everything's "Jazz Hands" and Huxley's rolling, UKG-influenced "Diesel", to the Hot Creations-ish flex of Danny Daze/Maxxi Soundsystem collaboration "Karoline" and Medlar & Pedestrian's '90s US garage groover "TR Wilson".
MB 013D
15 Apr 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48
Take It to the Hoop
   
Take It To The Hoop - (6:03) 122 BPM
   
Guess Who - (5:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Rony Breaker, Manhattan
Review: All-star collaboration alert! Regular collaborators Jaymo and Andy George here team up with old pal Colin Barratt, who in recent times has impressed with his productions under the Hauswerks pseudonym. "Take It To The Hoop" is blessed with great swing, working a fluid bumper around liquid house grooves, dreamy pads and just the right amount of male/female vocal cut-ups. "Guess Who" opts for a similar approach, throwing some bubbling riffs and rave stabs into the mix for added energy. Both tunes sound like underground hits in the making, and are sure to get plenty of airtime in coming months.
MB 014
18 Mar 13
Deep House
 Buy
from $1.48

Filter

My filters

See all
Release Date
Not Forthcoming
61
Add to Wishlist
Add to Chart
Add to Wishlist
Add all tracks to Chart