MODA BLACK VOL II: Jaymo & Andy George
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The release of the second ever Moda Black album, curated by label owners Jaymo & Andy George. Consisting 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.
As one of modern house music’s flag bearers, Jaymo & Andy George are in rare form. DJ’s, producers, keen-eared label bosses, organizers of the much famed Moda parties and hosts of their own US radio show, the polymathic British duo have become synonymous with quality electronic music.
Moda Black Vol. II sees Jaymo & Andy cementing their status as consummate tastemakers with a distinctly modern slant on house music without losing touch of classic vibes. Awash with skewed vocals, bassed-out rhythms and bastardised house tropes, this is a mix that takes in a range of influences, and
genre splits, and relays them as a snap shot of the modern house landscape. Whether it's the daydream inducing atmospheres of opener 'Pale Ale' by rising star Ben Pearce, the lop-sided, stripped funk of the indomitable Eats Everything and his 'Jazz Hands' or the vintage bump of Jaymo & Andy's own creation 'Remember' – each and every track here stands on it's own as a genuine, forward-thinking house killer - and does so in uniquely different ways.
An impeccable tracklist in the bag, it falls to Jaymo and Andy's skills as DJ's to make sense of it and they excel here. Each cut has space to breathe but the flow is tight and focused with a real dancefloor narrative threaded throughout. Eschewing anything too linear, most transitions here serve to highlight contrasts in the tracks and the result is a mix that always has something interesting around the corner, whether it be the skipping Chicago jack of Medlar & Pedestrian's 'T.R. Wilson', the hypnotic drums of one of Moda Black's leading lights, Hot Since 82 or the memorably warped and hotly anticipated Danny Daze and Maxxi Soundsystem collaboration 'Karoline' - Moda Black Vol. II perfectly showcases the dynamic sound of this exciting, forward thinking record label and the space in which it operates.
• Moda Black Vol. 1 awarded ITunes Dance Album of The Year UK
• Moda Black Vol. 1 sold 20,000 units
A supporting national tour to be announced shortly.
02. Ben Pearce - Pale Ale
03. Jaymo & Andy George – Remember
04. Eats Everything - Jazz Hands
05. Lrusse & Bleecker - Caught Up
06. M A N I K - Sold My Soul
07. Huxley – Diesel
08. Ejeca – Alone
09. Medlar & Pedestrian - T.R. Wilson
10. Celsius - Holdin' On
11. Hot Since 82 & Habischman - Leave Me
12. Hauswerks - Drums & Bass
13. Shadow Child vs Karin Park - Bending Alberts Law
14. Walker & Royce feat. Louisahhh!!! - A Perfect Sound
15. Danny Daze & Maxxi Soundsystem – Karoline