Muso's Guide have just published the latest in my ongoing series of Short Circuitry columns. This one takes a look at the future of bass mutants in 2010, from Fabric's excellent Elevator Music compilation to the first few Night Slugs releases - via Erik XVI's remixes EP, new stuff from Kieran Hebden, Millie & Andrea.
Bare love for Mosca --
"On the dancefloor, 2010 looks set to be Night Slugs’ year – the London night set up by Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 has spiraled out into its own label, the first couple of releases from which look set to saturate clubs for the foreseeable future. Their first official 12” is Mosca’s long-awaited Square One, based somewhere in the hinterlands where dub’s expansive space meets funky’s tribal bounce. It’s certainly less immediate than some of funky’s biggest hitters, the title track’s tension between smooth legato and shattered vocal soul more akin to Cooly G than Crazy Cousinz - a conviction borne out on the compulsively brilliant B-side. A nocturnal tryst through London clubland’s astral plane, ‘Nike’ is three tracks in one – ten minutes of constantly morphing, ethereal dance music that manages to cram in an impressive roster of influences yet sound like nothing else around."
Read the full column here.