Moda Black Vol III
Moda Black has established itself as a hotbed of new talent, awarded iTunes album of the year and selling over 20,000 units for the inaugural edition in 2011. Comprising entirely of exclusive and unreleased new music, and mixed by label owners Jaymo & Andy George, Vol III shines a spotlight on the label’s artists and extended family and gives a clear indication of future stars in the making.
Jaymo & Andy George came up through the ranks after being championed by Pete Tong, soon landing a peak time slot on BBC Radio 1. Since then their role as tastemakers and producers has been proven through steady releases on their own family of imprints and delivering remixes for others such as OFF Recordings and Pets.
Moda Black Vol III takes in new and unheard material from old heavyweights such as Groove Armada alongside solid underground talent and fresh faces such as Ejeca, M A N I K, Darius Syrossian, Alexis Raphael and Nathan Barato. As always the composite elements of the mix have been laboured over, from the sun soaked opening scene to the cinematic end credits; the result is a dynamic journey through all things Moda Black.
o Previous Moda Black compendiums have featured the likes of Eats Everything, Disclosure, Ben Pearce, Hot Since 82 and Maxxi Soundsystem, giving a clear indication of the duo’s skills as tastemakers for future electronic music stars.
o+ Vol III features two tracks from Moda Black frontmen Jaymo & Andy George, each typically warm and heavy in texture and one specially edited by Parisien enigma DJ W!LD. Coinciding with his Debut Moda Black EP, Alexis Raphael delivers “Who Is Chorge.?”, a twisted late night tale that fuses driving percussion, offkilter fx and a unusual spoken vocal. Hot on the heels of releases for Desolat, ViVA and Cajual, Canadian beat cruncher, Nathan Barato steps forward with a seriously powerful slice of 4am techno and the Leeds´ powerhouse Darius Syrossian contrasts dreamy chords and a female vocal with a discerning kick drum and driving percussion.
o+o Jaymo & Andy George have gained a global following including holding past Moda residencies at We Love.. Space Ibiza and fabric London. They have just showcased Moda at Snowbombing and are set to play at Exit and Sonar later this summer as well as hosting boat parties in Croatia for Hideout and in Istanbul. To coincide with this release they head off on a tour of the UK bringing guests such as Seth Troxler, Maribou State and TEED.
MODA BLACK UK TOUR
Thursday 17th April: Leicester, Republik Richy Ahmed, Jaymo & Andy George, Walker & Royce
Saturday 19th April: Brighton, Audio J& AG, Alexis Raphael
Sunday 20th April: Birmingham, Lab11 J& AG, Alexis Raphael, REbEL
Sunday 4th May: Lincoln, Moda Warehouse Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, Maribou State, J&AG
Saturday 10th May: Glasgow, Saint Judes Dan Ghenacia & Dyed Soundorom, J&AG, Mia Dora
Friday 16th May: Edinburgh, Cabarate Voltaire Darius Syrossian, J&AG
Saturday 24th May: Leeds, The Warehouse TEED, Richy Ahmed, Sidney Charles, J&AG
Friday 13th June: Barcelona, CDLC/CarpeDiem TBC