This year Moksi have served up a solid steady string of releases, launched their own label, and now in the midst of packed tour schedule including the likes of Tomorrowland, Airbeat One and Parookaville top it off with their debut album “The Return Of House Music”, released today.
Their first 2019 single ‘Good Idea’, dropped on their own Barong sub imprint “Moksi Family’, is still is one of my favourite records of the year. So needless to say, I was more than eager to hear what direction the album went.
For the first listen of the 12 track feature-length album, I suggest you sit back in a quiet room with the lights dimmed and see if you can resist getting up to move throughout the room as it ebbs and flows through complex layers.
You’ll journey across various emotions and elements that truly blend into one of the most cohesive albums of the year. The Return Of House Music feels like it was made to be consumed from start to finish as a great album should; in doing so, it is a testament to the quality and cohesive vision of Moski.
They employed a wide range of collaborators from the groovy and progressive realms of opener “Doorman” with Chace to the soulful vibe of “Slow Burn.” They turn up the heat on records like “You Lose Nothing” with Chocolate Puma, “Boom Shakalaka” with Emy Perez & Digitzz and “Spike the Punch” ft. Dusty, which make for dancefloor killers with attitude and a sound that is uniquely Moksi.
It’s out now on Barong Family and it’s worth your time.