2011 has been a big year for the Dutch label 3024, a joint enterprise between producer Martyn and designer Erosie, releasing EPs by the likes of Julio Bashmore, Addison Groove and Jon Convex. This momentum shows no sign of letting up with the promise of Mosca's upcoming The Wavey EP.
The announcement comes just two weeks after the release of 'Bax/Done Me Wrong' on Numbers. It is surprising that after more than 18 months of relative inactivity since his highly celebrated outing on Night Slugs the Square One EP, that Mosca would choose to deliver us two new releases in such quick succession. Hopefully this signals the dawn of a more productive period from the otherwise sparse yet highly lauded producer.
The Wavey EP steers away from the 90s garage vibe heard on his last release and finds itself firmly in darker house/techno territory.
The EP kicks off with 'Dom Perignon', a strong opening track with distant synth stabs reverberating through the fogs of rhythmic bass and stunted female vocals. 'Orange Jack' continues along a similar path but replaces the eerie female sample in favour of more prevalent hip hop orientated lyrics. The second half of the EP provides a more techno lined listening experience. 'Jager' will prove to be a particularly potent weapon in any DJ’s arsenal with its aggressive edge and relentless bassline. 'Wray’n Neph' wraps things up nicely with intoxicating low frequency waves and hypnotic melodies. All in all, a very strong release from the London based producer.
The Wavey EP will be available at Juno Download from 7 November 2011.