One of the leading lights in the UK bass scene, Mosca, has been hard at working trying to find a new avenue to explore. We’ve already seen exemplary bassline, garage, funky and techno records from him, so now it’s time for some straightforward house music.
In an interview with Resident Advisor earlier last week, Mosca got all misty-eyed over a period early on in the funky scene when Marcus Nasty would play “South African house, [and] weird US stuff” on his Rinse FM show, all under the umbrella term of funky. So in the spirit of melting pots, Mosca has produced the new ‘Eva Mendes’ EP in attempt to explore what appears to be tech house.
This is arguably Mosca’s least adventurous record with more and more producers mining the impenetrable wealth of styles in Chicago and Detroit. He does, however, keep things rolling forward; the trademark compressed drums and chest-rattling basslines ensure this stays a Mosca record through and through.
Below is a little preview some of the tracks from the EP, including ‘Accidentally’ featuring Robert Owens, ‘Eva Mendes’ and ‘Murderous’. The first of those three was ripped from Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, with the final two taken from Pete Tong’s show.