MOSCA (UK/NIGHT SLUGS/FABRIC)
Few producers have brewed as much hype in such a short amount of time as Mosca. In just over a year the London DJ has released tunes on some of the most forward thinking and well respected labels, thrown down a mix for Fabric, and remixed the likes of Four Tet and Foals.
Anyone with even a passing interest in future bass music has turned their head towards Mosca's fresh sounds. His Square One EP featured as the inaugural release for L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok's Night Slugs label. Traversing dubstep, bashment, funky, grime and house territory, the b-side track Nike was rated by XLR8R as the track-of-2010 and was an epic nine minute voyage through atmospheric drones, screwed horn samples and rhythmic groove.
The follow up Tilt Shift EP on Manchester's Fat City records saw Mosca conjure up a hip hop tempo club banger and is shaping up to be one of the biggest tunes of 2011. He's been remixed by an array of high calbire artists like L-Vis 1990, Roska, Julio Bashmore, Greena & Bok Bok. His brilliance lies in his ability to fend off being pigeon holed to just one sound. In doing so he's carried the flag for a generation of producers and club kids embracing eclecticism and revoking the cookie-cutter approach to dance music. Gone are formulaic tempos and repetitive drum loops. In are the shifting patterns and phases like an ever evolving soundtrack that keeps feet moving and minds racing.
His DJ sets have garnered a reputation for being as eclectic as the production. Toting crate-digger ethics and a love for the vinyl format, Mosca is able to seamlessly blend a broad range of styles and has proven himself as a premier tastemaker with his Fabric Live mix as well contributions to Fact Magazine's and XLR8R's podcast series.
Supporting Mosca on the Night is the premier genre hopper Kato and on-point bass selector Preacha. The motley crew of dancefloors and Sydney's new generation of party throwers The Generic DJs round out the fantastic line up.