The latest offering from Release Musiq, the diverse, concept-driven dance label coming out of the creative oasis of Asheville, North Carolina, is “Nosamosa" from U.K.-native, L.A.-transplant Kazell. Kazell is known for his DJ sets and productions comprised of an electric and refreshing fusion of dub, tribal, and breaks layered over a tech-house foundation. His tracks have made their way to labels like Bedrock, Audio Therapy, and Lost Language and have been featured on compilations from icons like Sander Kleinenberg and Nick Warren. This sound caught the attention of Sasha and John Digweed who had Kazell join them on the eighteen dates of their Spring Club Tour 2008.
Kazell’s presented two versions of “Nosamosa” in this single. The Tech Mix features a throbbing bounce, with punchy rhythms, mysterious spoken vocals, and ominous sounds all tightly woven into an effective peak time track. Kazell’s House Mix tames the rhythm a tad, but makes up for it with a warm and syrupy bass line that adds loads of dance floor weight to the cut. Percolating percussion and rhythmically gated synth pads add to this version’s drive.
Two top drawer remixes complete the “Nosamosa” package. First up is L.A. duo Android Cartel (VIVa MUSIC, Fade Records) with a deep and dark tech-house version that totally transmits that after-hours warehouse vibe. An insistent rhythm anchors building chord work and swirling sound design. The big breakdowns are certain to shake up the nightclub. Next up, Nomad In The Dark (Global Underground, Hope Recordings) twists “Nosamosa” into a dubby assemblage of vocoded spoken vocals, laser shot sound effects, and strident synth shots over a deliciously chunky drum track.
Nick Warren - “Well done … Top work.”
DJ Schwa (Shades Of Gray / Beef Records) - “The Android Cartel remix is cool.”
Darin Epsilon (Perfecto / Baroque) - “A solid pack all around.”
Osvaldo Panero (DJW Magazine) - “8/10”
Chris Fortier (Fade / Field Trip) - “The Android Cartel and Nomad In The Dark mixes hit the mark!”
QuestionmarQ (Vision Collective) - “Just what the doctor ordered … Nomad In The Dark in fine chugging form!”
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - “The Android Cartel Remix has a nice dreamy sound.”
Will SumSuch (Urban Torque / Seven Music) - “I’m really liking both remixes … The House Mix is tasty too.”
Tini Tun (We Are Here Records / Fade Records) - “Great release … Full support!”
Available now from Juno and Beatport