Mix Mup and Kassem Mosse’s mini-LP for Trilogy Tapes is an absorbing example of the duo crashing through dance music conventions with cheerful gusto.
All Inn splurged for its last 2011 release — a remix single by two of 2011′s biggest names, Kassem Mosse and DJ Qu.
For our third year-end piece, Andrew Ryce draws our attention to the top 5 artists whose output defined this year.
For LWE’s first year-end list, assistant editor, Chris Miller, selects five of the best records of the year which ordinarily escape list-makers.
Gunnar Wendel’s second release on Instra:mental’s NonPlus+ label finds the well loved producer both working well within and far outside his familiar comfort zone.
We caught up with Kassem Mosse in July after his set at The Bunker to chat about context, his newest projects, and to solve the mystery of the facial-haired stamps.
While Wendel’s remix work has started to sound like Kassem Mosse hunkering down into peggability, this solo outing reveals a producer still very much open to interpretation.
01. Gerd, “Time & Space” (Original Dusty Tape Mix) [Clone Basement Series]
02. The Weeknd, “What You Need” [self-released]
03. Tazz, “Underground 12″ [Tsuba Limited]
04. FaltyDL, “Voyager” [Planet Mu]
05. Sven VT, “Sunday Funk” [Suol]
06. BNJMN, “See Thru Stars” [Rush Hour Recordings]
07. Kassem Mosse, “Untitled B2″ [Workshop]
08. John Heckle, “What Once Was”
09. Levon Vincent, “Tyner” [Soul People Music]
10. Ajello ft. Hard Ton, “Chocolate Black Leather” [Danny Was A Drag King]
Another Kassem Mosse Workshop record, another bearded face stamped on its label. If you think you know how this one turns out, think again.
There’s little in the cryptic grooves, sliding patterns and shadowy textures of Kassem Mosse’s 2D EP that suggests he’s skewing to Kinda Soul’s deep house bread-and-butter.
London-based newcomer Braiden makes his debut with The Alps, the third release on Doldrums which features a Kassem Mosse remix.
LWE’s 33rd podcast was created by Kassem Mosse & Mix Mup under their experimental Chilling the Do guise. Make sure to download their twisted, captivating live set before it heads off to the archives this Friday, January 14th.
For their long awaited seventh release, Laid commissioned a split single from Workshop luminaries Kassem Mosse and Lowtec.
Perhaps best known for his two woozy EPs on Workshop, Kassem Mosse builds on the sound of those EPs with a new pseudo-militaristic drive on his NonPlus+ debut.
01. Kassem Mosse, “Untitled” [Laid]
02. Space, “Deliverance” (Justus Köhncke’s Wild Pitch Mix) [Nang Records]
03. D-Bridge, “ZX81″ (Shed Remix) [Fat City]
04. Challenge, “Wind Up” [Marketing Music]
05. Azari & III, “Reckless (With Your Love)” (Tensnake Remix) [Permanent Vacation]
06. The Gathering, “In My System”
(Jef K’s System Mix) [Silver Network]
07. Midland, “Play The Game” (Dexter Remix) [Phonica Records]
08. Function, “Untitled” [Sandwell District]
09. Jitterbug, “Thanx Spencer” [Uzuri]
10. Peter Van Hoesen, “Irrational X” [Exone]
While this list is far from comprehensive and certainly from only one person’s perspective, these are ten of the best mixes I’ve heard so far this year, hopefully offering some signposts to where you can find some soon-to-be favorites for yourself.