Mosca, Dreamstates & Warrier
6 July 2018
Mosca make and run a mixture of underground club music mainly inspired by dub, house, techno, grime and jungle, but also influenced by east coast hip-hop, afro house from South Africa and beyond, Shaolin soul, some postrock and indie from my youth, first wave electro, stripped down ragga and dancehall, the odd bit of stripped back ghetto stuff, lots of beats from around the world as well as film soundtracks etc etc.
Bombay-based Dreamstates has a hazy approach to house and techno. Driven by 4x4 patterns, spanning breakbeat, acid, afro, disco and outsider house, but not afraid to stray into a deeper, more unnerving sound - with an eye on what the moment calls for. A Dreamstates night is usually a colourful and varied journey. A resident DJ on Boxout.fm, he also runs a monthly podcast series, aptly titled 'Cosmic Claps', created keeping in mind those introspective moments when you need an undulating beat to keep you going. This is music that seeps into your subconscious. Think shades of house, hints of techno and a touch of the eclectic – always arriving while constantly in an urgent state of departure.