TOTD // 29/07 // Moscoman

Published: July 29, 2016, words by Watch The Hype team

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Some years ago, Moscoman left his home of Tel Aviv and travelled to Berlin in the hope of furthering his dream of having a career in electronic music and so far he’s certainly bearing the fruit of his efforts. 2015 saw the the first release of his own label Disco Halal, which, as the name suggests, merges Middle Eastern sounds with disco elements to great effect. With seven individual releases and three compilations in less than two years, its release schedule is packed and filled with quality.

The label is a reflection of the sound that the producer himself creates. His self-titled release in 2013 was his first foray into the scene, and flirted with elements of house and new wave, all whilst never leaving his Middle Eastern influences too far out of reach. Fast forward to 2016 and Moscoman has become a cemented affiliate of the ESP Institute family. With two EPs under his belt already, his debut album A Shot In The Light is set for release in September with ESP and tells the story of his journey from Tel Aviv to Berlin. The lead single ‘Mexican Cola Bottle Baby’ is out on the 19th August and encompasses all the elements we’ve grown to like from Moscoman – disco rhythms and odd but tasteful percussion. The melodic whistling that is placed over the top makes it a track that wouldn’t sound out of place in the middle of a Four Tet set.

To celebrate the launch of the single and album, we invited Moscoman to select four tracks that influenced the making of the record. The tunes he has offered for us today range from electro-influenced cuts to disco and its within these tracks that we can see where he learnt his abilities in expertly arranging percussion and melodic elements around each other. So without further ado, we welcome Moscoman to our Tracks Of The Day series and you can listen to the great tracks he’s chosen below.

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Lindstrøm

The Contemporary Fix

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I feel like Lindstrøm is the reason it’s ok to produce disco again. These space disco/ italo/ nordic/ melodically/ epicness vibes are exactly what I’m trying to reproduce most of the time. You can probably hear that in a lot of my productions. ”
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Cerrone

Supernature

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I don’t think there’s a single electro disco track that taught me more about production and arranging like Supernature. Still the perfect balance between electronics and live instruments, thriving basslines and a perfect percussive sound.”
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Arthur Russell

This Is How We Walk On The Moon

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Arthur Russell is the heart of my musical journey, I’m sure many others feel the same. I barely use vocal parts, but his approach to percussion, haunting melodies, reverbing, doubling, and pretty much experimenting about everything is a real treat for my ears. ”
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Henry Purcell

Music For The Funeral Of Queen Mary

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I love dramatic music. This well known (Clockwork Orange) Purcell piece is one of the greatest things ever written and this performance just moves me every time. It’s so sad, different, trippy, mind blowing!”

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