Moda Black Vol II has landed! Curated by label owners Jaymo & Andy George, the compilation consists of 14 new and exclusive pieces of music written by the labels artists and extended family including Hot Since 82, Eats Everything, Huxley, Danny Daze & Maxxi Soundsystem. Having gone from bright young things to one of modern house music’s flag bearers in the past five years, Jaymo & Andy George are in rare form. Moda Black Vol. II perfectly showcases the dynamic sound of this exciting, forward thinking record label and the space in which it operates.
Displaying his mastery over an arsenal of studio weapons and synthesizers, Chico Mann (aka Marcos Garcia) scores his fifth long player ‘Magical Thinking’ against a backdrop of pop sensibilities and guest vocalists. The album draws as much on 80’s funk, boogie and electro as merengue and Afro-beat. A member of Antibalas, multi instrumentalist and guitarist, Garcia has in the past worked with the likes of TV On The Radio and Dam Funk as well as remixing Little Dragon and Alice Russell.
Exploding onto the UK’s effervescent dance music underground is Anushka – a Brighton based duo made up of producer Max Wheeler and singer/songwriter Victoria Port. Released digitally on 15th April 2013 the ‘Yes Guess EP’ is a perfect précis of their dynamic, soulful palette, cementing their reputation as one of the most exciting dance acts for 2013.
‘Dirty Organ’ – the second in Freemasons ‘club comeback’ releases – is a tough house groove with soaring melodic synths and an infectious vocal hook from Joel Edwards. ‘Bring It Back’ was rapturously received by Freemasons fans all over the world and along with their remix of Depeche Mode’s ‘Heaven’ topping the Billboard charts, ‘Dirty Organ’ confirms Freemasons superb start to 2013. And there’s plenty more to come!