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Maslo Records represents the british independent music label launched in 2013, based in London and run by Vector Kosza.

Vester Koza's self-titled debut is rough around the edges, but that's barely the point. Most of what makes its four tracks so compelling is a bit harder to pin down. The London producer composes tentative, cleverly caressed grooves, deployed with levels of patience and discipline that reward repeated listens. Opener "Mosquito" is the record's most immediate piece, and its early-hours lope is reminiscent of Keith Worthy or Rick Wade. But the track contains something enticingly elliptical which steers it from Detroit house pastiche; its parts are angularly arranged but softened via processing, and the result is at once tightly-wound funk and dreamy smear.

Squashed centerpiece "The Pagan Groove of San Francisco" locks into a lumbering, reverb-laced groove and stays there, while drones and bouncing bass lend it a sort of stoned levitation. "Transit" is underlined by an EBM pound, but slips into a shifty framework of tonalities, which alternate between lushness and paranoia. The patterns on subdued finale "The Way (of the dub)" blink on and off, like a sketch on Jan Jelinek's drowsy Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records. It takes a confident artist to let their pieces breathe like Vester Koza does here.

Maslo Records is a label he started because no one was interested in signing his music. The Vester Koza and Out Of The Blue EPs were both exceptional records that pivoted on deep house but covered lots of ground stylistically. "Mosquito," which could now be considered his most popular track (the EP it's on has been repressed four times), led his self-titled first release. It wasn't a hit in the traditional sense, but its simple combination of warming chords and late-night atmospherics was dynamite. Elsewhere on the EPs—from the delicate skip of "The Pagan Groove Of San Francisco" to the circular synths on "Beauty"—there was plenty to suggest that an exciting new talent had emerged.

On Maslo 03, his most recent release, Koza showed his sound could be easily transposed to techno. The untitled A-side, which is my favourite thing Koza's produced, blended ethereality and brute force. The B-side, meanwhile, was a striking drone-techno excursion.


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vester koza Maslo 03

vester koza

Maslo 03

VÖ-Datum: 25.11.2013
Label: maslo records
  • 12" Germany
    12" Germany
  • Techno
  • MASLO0036
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vester koza out of the blue

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out of the blue

VÖ-Datum: 06.08.2013
Label: maslo records
  • 12" Germany
    12" Germany
  • Techno
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