Tuesday, January 13, 2009
mnml ssgs mx18: Kassem Mosse
Okay folks, here it is. Apologies all for the big wind up and delay with this one, I've been on holiday and have only had sporadic access to a terrible old Windows-based clunkbox. Anyway, nuff excuses, on to Kassem.
It's a commonplace of the kind of PR drivel sent out to promote average trance jocks that 'Armin Van Hoogen Boogen's music DEFIES pigeonholing.' And you think to yourself: 'Really? I thought he's just spent twenty years making the same god awful trance track over and over and over and over' (like a monkey with a miniature cymbal). But in Kassem's case the shopworn cliche becomes the most apposite description: Mosse's music shifts between the narcotic womp of low bpm (and extremely mong) deep house, 'Warp influenced' ('cos IDM is a three letter word) micro techno, pop ambient, you name it... The common denominator is GOODNESS: in whatever style or mode Kassem's tracks are just really fucking excellent. Have you heard his EP on Workshop Records? Or the recent Acqueous Haze Mikrodisko (the label Kassem runs with several friends of his)? If not, please remedy this as soon as possible.
So Kassem is definitely one of the producers who gives every inkling of going all the way (here's waiting for his next one on Workshop, due April-ish)... but what about DJing?
Well, we SSGs have got together and decided something. Call it a New Years' Resolution if you wish. On the strength of our experience with Herr Fengler's excellent podcast, we've made a decision to publish the mixes without commentary or tracklisting... for a few weeks. We really enjoyed having a more direct experience of the mix's unfolding without being able to check, identify and therefore 'recognise' what was being presented. So without further ado, here's Kassem's mix: his first podcast, and a real privelege for us to present. Please stay tuned for a Q&A and tracklist in the next few weeks. Enjoy!
mnml ssgs mx18: Kassem Mosse (click to dl)
More info about Kassem Mosse at his myspace and at the mikrodisko site. Next up, Santiago Salazar.