Saturday 22nd Oct, 2016

First and foremost a musician with 10 years of classical music under his belt, Mossa's instrumental background comes to colour his electronic compositions. His appetite for deconstruction led him towards hard-core music, but his passion for jazz and other musical influences always followed him through his musical journey.

After years as a DJ, Mossa has ventured into producing , combining his many styles to create a body of work rhythmically solid and subjective, which is at times minimalist, amusing, and rarely symmetrical. Using an assortment of plastic and static sounds collected here and there, he arranges an eclectic bouquet of rhythm and kick.

He released on labels like Cynosure, Mo's Ferry, Mutek, Frankie, Floppy Funk, MorrisAudio or Orac and has been remixed by supreme producers like Mike Shannon, John Tejada, Swayzak, Cabanne and Ark.

He also played alongside artists such as Carl Craig, Jesse Rose, Jacob London, Diplo, Alex Under and many others.

About his latest album ; Mossa was originally drafted in to release a single EP on New York's Thema imprint, but the deluge of material received by label boss Leonard Posso meant that it only seemed right to have Mossa release the first ever full-length on the imprint. Mossa's debut album came out on Paris' Circus Company label back in '06 and was fully of jaunty jazz-infused microhouse, but this year's offering - entitled Festine - sees the producer take a darker approach to his minimalistic house style.

Festine is likely to have a much wider appeal than his debut album, with opening track "Milou" set to win fans of dubstep and future garage over with its heavily swung minimalist beats, while those looking for more ethnic vibes to fit into their sets should find plenty to love in cuts like "Buleria" and "Java."

With his record label Complot Records, Mossa is also dedicated to releasing, along with fellow artists, an uncompromising style in house music and minimal techno, bringing an air of freshness to the Montreal scene.

MOSSA released on: complot, circus company, cynosure, mutek, epsilonlab, fabric, mo's ferry, orac, floppy funk, minibar, thinner, morris audio, cocoon, archipel, guest house, adjunct, milnor modern, frankie...


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