Earlier this summer I was telling you about the upcoming release of the Destroyer Of Worlds EP from Mozey on Emcee recordings, and well folks, it is finally here. This three-track offering is everything I need in my drum and bass. It is slightly dark, moody, musical, conveys a grip of emotion, and is well produced and engendered. At least one of these tracks has been in my sets for a while now, and will be for some time to come, and I suggest anyone else reading this includes them as well!
Destroyer of Worlds – The title track is a nasty stepper. Its break harkens back to old Prototype style of breaks that is paired up with a lethal distorted bass stab that will keep your head nodding, fist pumping and teeth gritting. This one will destroy any dance floor or sound system it played on. Serious business.
Release Me (featuring Jack Kaind) – What I love about it so much is it is drum and bass track that doesn’t feel like a drum and bass track, and not in a bad way. It seems as much akin to something from Dead Can Dance as it does from a notable drum and bass stable. he intro steps out striped and full of roomy reverb creating space and setting the tone for the next phase of the song. The transitional breakdown is still and purposeful to set the listeners head space for the switch. When the music returns, it is joined by the vocal styles of Jack Kaind that is as much a mantra chant, and is almost prayer like more then it is singing. There is a calm in his presentation that reinforces the lyrics of a man who has reached a point of having enough and is ready to move forward and is unapologetic about it. The music, lyrics and singing are done in such a way that is an illustration in that you do not need to over power someone to deliver a powerful and strong message.
Tracksides – This may be my secret weapon in sets this winter for sure. It has a crispy break with sounds like distorted timpani style percussion hits instead of a lead synth or bass stab to push this one forward. Once you get your head around those drums you can hear really hear the little things Mozey does in his production to make his sounds stand out. The slight bit of variation on the distortion effects on the bass, the details to on the snare layers, the space created by the reverbed atmospherics all rolled up into this stepping gem of a track.
The moral of the story is keep your eyes on Mozey as this three track EP is just a slice of things to come from him!