Moska ‘Duma’ EP
Just in time for a very special event, Colombian producer MOSKA has released a brand new EP called Duma. The EP is his second to be released through Mad Decent and although this is only his second release, MOSKA is already proving to be one of the most exciting artists the labelhas to offer.
His Sick Kick EP became widely popular across the globe, with tracks being placed in many other producers live sets as well as his own, and now the new Duma will no doubt have the same effect.
The title track is a mixed bag of synths and samples that all come together to create a melody they may seem messy at first, but soon reveals itself to be clean and peppered. A slight latin influence can be detected underneath ann array of computerised synths making ‘Duma’ a very digital carnival of sound. The track seems like an electronic homage to his Columbian heritage, of which turns it into a very unique track. A series of strings stomp in and out of the track with various moments of regal and orchestral brilliance, ‘Duma’ is a track very different from what we usually hear and it’s refreshing in that respect.
The second single on the EP is ‘Big Bang’. this name could honestly also work for ‘Duma’ as each element seems to burst out at one point or another, however ‘Big Bang’ seems to have bursting qualities of its own. As soon as you hear that first note, ‘Big Bang’ bombards you with bright synths that make your ears feel the same as when you look into the sun. It’s an assault of sound at first but as the track slows down and reveals a light percussion beat that bounces in sync with chopped vocals, you’ve got a much more tame track. ‘Big bang’ tends to jump along to the beat of the percussion and and those bursts return in much smaller doses, the track suddenly changes course and we are welcomed to a brand new world of sound. The piece has a lot of layers and it’s hard to choose which one we like best as each section has it’s own redeeming quality.
The Duma EP definitely presents MOSKA‘s work in a unique way. playing with Latin elements such as wooden percussion, the fast tempos and of course just the general atmosphere, Duma definitely has found it’s place amongst MOSKA‘s most notable work.
Words by Lauren Payne