Darius Syrossian - Moxy EP (Hot Creations)

Words by: I Voice
Posted: 5/1/18 11:36


The Do Not Sleep boss drops a warped big room battle weapon on Jamie Jones Hot Creations imprint.

The ever in-demand Darius Syrossian is never far away from his next hot track and neither is Hot Creations. Since the two last met in 2013, Darius has gone on to great things involving top labels such as Circus Recordings, Exploited, VIVa Music and Alan Fitzpatrick’s Only The Brave imprint. Darius’ own label and club night Do Not Sleep has also seen his hat kept firmly in the tech house ring and rightly so. Hot Creations has also been on fire recently too with certified bangers coming from all corners of their bulging artist stable. The A&R team of Hot Creations has been working overtime and just when the buzz from their last hit (Patrick Topping) is dying down it looks like they have a yet another one on their hands in 'Moxy'.

With this genre, there really is little lead in or frilly bits to speak of, so it is straight to juice with heavy hitting kicks and a throbbing bassline and it’s not long before you get a first taste of what 'Moxy' is all about before dropping back in to the groove with some simple yet effective rave stabs thrown in for good measure. It’s not until the second break that the full extent of those rolling, warped synth tones is rolled out to devastating effect. It is easy to see why there is such buzz surrounding this track as Jamie Jones has been hammering it at every opportunity.

On the flip 'Hi, It’s Me' seems to be more of a tool than anything else. Following up the energy of 'Moxy' is always going to be tough and the B side to this record serves a purpose but doesn’t really hit the heights of the title track. With a female caller leaving a voicemail lambasting the VIP club bottle service the flip chugs along nicely although not really going anywhere in particular, but the simplicity and understated groove grows on you after more than a few listens which could point it at more underground floors.

Ibiza Voice Score – 8/10


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