Artist: Joss Moog
Title: Late Nite Beats
Label: Robsoul Recordings (France)
Genre: House / Funk
Joss Moog debut album ‘Late Nite Beats’ through Phil Weeks Robsoul Recordings has really impressed. Since his releases on Robsoul in 2006, beginning with the much sought-after Room 25 EP he has subsequently built up an illustrious discography including music for Magnetic, Maracuja, Kinjo, Exprezoo, Minority and Synchrophone.
‘Late Nite Beats’ showcases Moog’s skill at blending live instrumentation with soul-filled samples and beats from the vintage house boxes. It’s deep, musical, intricately crafted, but with more than enough bite to bump the dance floor.
Tracks like ‘Late Nite Beat’, ‘Mama Hold My Hand’ and ‘Call Me’ testify.
Moog’s love of Funk and Soul is in heavy evidence, with numerous departures from House on the tracks including Childhood Fancy, Last Chapter and Sweet Mary.
And there’s a clear French touch, with Which Flavour, That Woman and Second Chance delivering late 90’s styled filtered grooves that Daft Punk et al would be proud of.