Moderator – The Mosaics (Orange Vinyl)

Label:
Melting Records
Art.Nr.:
09546578
Kat.Nr.:
MRBNCLP001

Released:
2020
Cover:
Picture
Format:
LP
Pressung:
EU - Reissue
Zustand:
Neu
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Genre:
Beat Art + Instrumentals + Hip Hop / Rap
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Moderator - The Mosaics (Orange Vinyl)
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Limited Repress Edition of 350 Copies on Orange Vinyl.

The ballistic evolution of Moderator, the prolific Greek beat-wrangler, continues with his latest multi-faceted album, The Mosaics. His previous sets for Melting Records — The World Within and Sinner’s Syndrome — handily confirmed Moderator’s rising status on the global instrumental hip hop scene. Brimming over with experimentation and sonic sources ranging from psychedelic rock to Memphis soul to Italian horror film soundtracks, Moderator’s productions are, most of all, ready to rock sound systems and be rocked by DJs.

The Mosaics —the first release of a new series of LPs introduced by Melting Records in collaboration with the YouTube channel Beats & Culture — is aptly titled as it displays different shades of Moderator’s audio aesthetic. The beats are potent, more samples are grabbed from exotic places, and the groove meter is notched high into the red zone. Its dozen tracks are like one of those around-the-world airplane tickets, but this journey touches down for 12 gratifying stops. The Mosaics is deep and many-colored, offering a potpourri of beats, vibes, and flavors that will burst borders and stand the test of time.

Highlights include the opening “Ararat Valley” with its big old school drums and explosive jazz moves, “Africa’s Calling” and its energetic punch and groove, and the nostalgic “Mr. Sotos,” which combines vintage movie vibes with floor-moving beatology. And then there’s the funky Yma Sumac-ish strut of “Kumamoto,” the tiki bar rhythm eruption of “The Don,” and the wild chants of “Spice Lahore.” The Mosaics is all over the place but in the best way possible. And wherever he travels, Moderator remains an inventive citizen of the hip hop nation. 

 

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TitelFeaturingProducingLänge
A1. Ararat Valley
A2. Spice Lahore
A3. Montego Bay
A4. Africa's Calling
A5. Tafoo
A6. Dance of Shaman
B1. Mr. Sotos
B2. Kumamoto
B3. Girl From Alishan
B4. The Don
B5. Victor's Bossa
B6. Balkan Eros
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