Review: Ukraine's iO Mulen is back and he's really killing it at the moment. Not content with running the Mulen and Mulen People imprints he's launched a third label Moi (get it?) which is up to its fifth release. We can't really tell why he started it and what makes it different from his other outlets but to be honest we're not complaining when his output is this good; the more the better! "Track 1" has a tough and rolling groove comparable to his recent hit "Stick Out" on Cardinal; real sleek. On flip "Track 2" gets some funky cyclic groove happening that's hypnotic as much as it is infectious. As with all of this guy's releases they're hot and limited so get in quick.
Review: There's been plenty to cheer on the six previous releases by Aleksandr Voznichenko's MOI project, so hopes are naturally high for this seventh EP. He's in an unusually positive frame of mind on side A, wrapping a bouncy, rolling, bass-heavy deep house groove in subtle but spacey synth motifs and languid, starry melodies. There's a similar feel to the slightly more percussive flipside cut, whose combination of chunky snares, solid kicks, skipping cymbals and fluid, new age inspired melody lines consistently hits the mark. There's woozy warmth to both tracks, too, making them both picturesque and undeniably floor-friendly.
Review: MOi? Who? Give it a listen and we'll give you one guess. His sound is unmistakeable isn't it. The new Ukrainian hero of rolling and funky minimal is back under yet another alias (and imprint) and he's already up to number four. "Track 1" on the A side is built for peak time headrushes on the dancefloors of Concrete and Hoppetosse. Expect this one to de destroying crowds of the underground this Summer! The B side offering is a bit more stripped; the fierce bass supported by some swirling and hypnotic pads on this surefire DJ tool that'll make even Ion Ludwig step up his game!
Review: IO man Aleksandr Voznichenko once again dons the MOI guise for another trip into deep house/tech-house fusion. There's much to admire on this sixth self-released EP, beginning with the spacey pads, woozy chord progressions, New Jersey-influenced beats and rich bass of "Track 1". The flipside "Track Two" sounds like a riff on the same core elements, though the drum programming - and in particular the more electronic sounding cymbal lines - feel far more in-keeping with tech-house than the more swinging A-side. The swirling, cyclical chords and bubbly electronic noises dotted throughout the track only enhance the aural flavour.