After getting all misty-eyed over recent Catch ‘Olivia (NKC rmx)‘, on account of it coming from the latest member of the Dub Bait family (and also because it’s seriously good of course!) – and not forgetting Larsey’s recent Stylo G remix either – we’ve got our ‘proud parent’ faces on again, as this week’s Catch is another in-house affair courtesy of our long-time friend Moggz.
Moggz has been making – as R Magazine put it – “Beautiful brooding electronica” for 10 years or so now. Often glitchy, sometimes jazzy and always eclectic, his music draws influence from all over the dance music spectrum, yet is always underpinned by his love for crafting breaks and melodies. He recently collected a few of these together for the retrospective compilation ‘The Past Of Moggz: 2004-2010′ – stream one of our favourites ‘Interval’ below and then grab the whole comp HERE. Fans of quirky, laidback IDM should also check out his 2010 release on LazyAcreRecords, the 8 track LP ‘Eterne Gyres‘.
Recent productions have seen him dabble in UK Funky, and January saw the release of ‘Displaced‘ on Subsize Records. The 3 track EP features 2 collaborations with label boss Tenz (the dubbed-out title track and the grotty tropical roller ‘Shifta‘) alongside Moggz’s more upfront solo offering ‘Ride Out‘. Stream ‘Ride Out‘ below, then download the whole EP for free!
After the Funky, however, our Catch Of The Week is yet another genre-hopping move from Moggz. Earlier this week he decided to try his hand at the 160bpm/Juke sound, and we liked his first attempt so much we instantly snapped it up as an exclusive Catch. Pon Mi Stereo draws influence from a classic Juke style, but the overall vibe bears Moggz’ distinct melodic, atmospheric touch. We know he’s got more like this is the pipeline and can’t wait to hear what comes next!
Moggz – Pon Mi Stereo