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Podcast 146: Mosca

A big part of Night Slugs' appeal is that the London-based crew tosses so many kinds electronic music into a virtual blender, only to produce something new and fresh in the end. Whether it's techno synths married with dubstep's low end, or grimey drums paired with a chopped-up house vocal, the results are always exhilarating, and it's been that way since the jump, as Mosca's Square One EP kicked off the label with aplomb and helped set the table for an exciting new wave of UK dance music. Now, less than six months after its release, we've tapped Mosca (a.k.a. Tom Reid) to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast, and a quick glance at the massive tracklist makes it clear that his influences aren't limited to what's popping in London, or even the usual list of genre suspects. Over the course of nearly 70 minutes, he navigates hip-hop, grime, dancehall, house, techno, garage, cumbia crunk, tribal guarachero, and a litany of other sounds, ultimately producing a mix that is, quite literally, like nothing we've ever posted before. While the hyperactive playlist could have meant an ADD-addled mix lacking in sonic harmony, Mosca's flow feels entirely natural, and we're guessing the podcast will please music fans of all stripes—particularly those with a predilection for dark, sweaty, and tropical bass sounds.

Mosca will be making his first trip to the US later this week, where he'll be performing only two shows—this Saturday, June 26 at Icee Hot in San Francisco, and the following Friday, July 2 at TURRBOTAX® in Brooklyn. We highly recommend that you find a way to attend.

01 Cash Flow "Orange Hill Riddim" (Cash Flow)
02 I-Octane "Puff It" (Cash Flow)
03 Wu-Tang Clan "Clap 2010" (Gold Dust)
04 Shlohmo "Antigravity (Low Limit Remix)" (Friends Of Friends)
05 DJ Panik "Hold Up" (Self-Released)
06 Paul White "Wait For Me" (One Handed)
07 DJ Villa "La Cumbia Del DJ Villa" (Self-Released)
08 Ward 21 "Cosa Nostra Riddim" (Ward 21 Production)
09 Professor "Too Rich (Cosa Nostra Riddim)" (Ward 21 Production)
10 Mosca "Tilt Shift" (Fat City)
11 DJ Panik "Make It Drop" (Self-Released)
12 Deadboy "Long Way 2 Go" (Well Rounded)
13 Unknown "Unknown" (from The Album Super Mambo Supremo 2008)
14 Charlie Blacks "Lighter (12 Furlong Riddim)" (Sankofa Productions)
15 D'Angel "Hot Gyal (12 Furlong Riddim)" (Sankofa Productions)
16 Oh No "Sneaky" (Stones Throw)
17 Letherette "Blad" (Brownswood)
18 Mobb Deep "Flood The Block" (Jive)
19 Mutamassik "Interlude For Granma" (Soot)
20 Levon Vincent "These Games" (Novel Sound)
21 Leroy Styles "Workbird" (G-Rex)
22 Unknown "Milk & B" (Self-Released)
23 Wiley "Wot Do U Call It? (Igloo Bass Mix)" (XL)
24 High Frequency "Malibu (Instrumental)" (Self-Released)
25 Unknown "Tlikitiani Tribal" (Self-Released)
26 Pretty Tony "Fix It In The Mix" (Music Specialists)
27 DJ Gregory "Dama S Salon" (Defected)
28 Blawan "Iddy" (Hessle)
29 Riva Starr "Dance Me (Jesse Rose's Made In St Lucia Remix)" (Made To Play)
30 Mosca "Gold Bricks, I See You" (Fabric)
31 Paul Wall "I'm Throwed" (Swishahouse)
32 Untold "Come Follow We" (Hemlock)
33 Gel Abril "Spells Of Yoruba" (Defected)
34 Durrty Goodz "Switching Songs II" (Awkward)
35 DJ Baddmixx "Hump In They Back" (Juke Trax Online)
36 Q-Bass Ft Skeng Gee "Gun Connection" (Suburban Base)
37 DJ Q Ft Lenky "DC Gang" (Insatiable)
38 Blackjack "Jacked" (Self-Released)
39 DJ Otto "Bara Suballo" (Self-Released)

8 comments Mosca

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 19:25

errr, pretty sure when it comes down to it night slugs is Funky, unique and awesome but still got that feelin, Funky

woahwoahwoah (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 06/23/2010 - 07:35

where did Tilt Shift come from?! AWESOME awesome track, i hope that is what the new lp will sound like ;)

dj gobi (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 06/23/2010 - 11:30

nice beats, every song sounds very different but they all got the same vibe


EL NOU MON (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 06/24/2010 - 12:23

Great stuff. Mosca stands out.

donde (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 08:46

Can't wait to seem em this Friday with Shadetek in BK!!

Ballast Presents (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 12:53

Huge mix, Mosca doing what dj's should do. Catch him smashing it in London on July 9th: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=132433656785392&ref=ts
should be very big

Liverpool bass (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 01:51

get to liverpool please. that is all

egg foo yunsta (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 01:42

dude this mix is awesome. it stands out from a lot of other mixes - he tastefully covers a lot of ground and displays that he "gets it"
-something that a lot of new jacks dont know how to do (or would make a mess of)

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