“Hello, Mosca!”

20.09.11 Words by: Charlie Jones

Mosca’s music is nothing if not invigorating. Square One marked the first release from London’s Night Slugs, setting off a brash, bashy, genre melding template for the label. Thick, dub bass underpinning rhythms that point to socca, rave, played out with an immediate grimey flex. Earlier this year he put out the voodoo-y dark ‘Tilt Shift’ on Fat City, and now ‘Done Me Wrong/Bax’ are finally out this week on Numbers, following several months of setting off dance floors all over the place.

Done Me Wrong is a skittish piece of late night bass weight, a cooing vocal wrapped and warped around a darting garage beat, all tied down with dubbed-out depth. Bax comes with one of the year’s catchiest set of chords, spliced up diva vocals, and one weighty drop. He’s got a new record due on Martyn’s 3024 label soon too (hear a bit of Dom Perignon from that release now), so we thought it high time we said “hello”.

Name?

Mosca.

Age?

25.

Current location?

London.

Your sound?

Different types of underground club music.

How do you record?

Simply! I use Reason and lots of samples I cut myself.

Previous experience?

I’ve DJ-ed across the world, released on Night Slugs, Fabric, Local Action, Fat City, No Hats No Hoods, Mad Decent and Numbers, remixed Gucci Mane and Four Tet, and lots of stuff in the pipeline I’m hyped about!

Heroes?

Setting up heroes is a great way to disappoint yourself! I’m not fussy really, anyone who lives and breathes music but realises that it’s just entertainment at the end of the day…

Last release?

‘Done Me Wrong/Bax’ on Glasgow label Numbers.

Next release?

‘The Wavey’ EP on Martyn’s 3024 label.

Next playing?

Brighton @ Life on Friday 23rd September.

How did you end up becoming the first release from Night Slugs?

I was initially giving Square One away for free online, Alex Bok Bok saw it and it just so happened I was in the right place at the right time… Not much more to say about it other than that…

What’s a bax?

I partly named it that cos I was happy with how punchy it turned out, but also it’s a nod to Steve Baxendale, Don of Bassline in Sheffield. Google him!

Numbers released Mosca’s ‘Done Me Wrong/Bax’ on 19th September 2011

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