After a convincing debut release in 2019 and a first introduction on BMM Records with a track feature on the “Groove Dingueries Vol. 1” compilation, Swiss quartet mohs. present their new album “Mirage”, an ode to creativity.
Guitarist Erwan Valazza, trumpeter Zacharie Ksyk, bassist Gaspard Colin and drummer Nathan Vandenbulcke distill jazz, hip hop and afrobeat elements in an ocean of blissful synths while keeping a wary eye on the sound texture.
From the funky instrumentation surrounding Fang The Great’s vocals on “Heartbreaker” to the nostalgic guitar loops of “Mirage”, all the way to the relaxing, almost ambient soundscapes of “Lonely Cowboy”, this album will comfort your ears like a warm blanket.
Groove Dingueries Vol.1
Since the end of the 2010’s, a new music scene has developed in Northern/Eastern France, Belgium and Switzerland. Echoing the recent innovations brought by the UK jazz scene, or by American labels such as International Anthem and Stones Throw, this French-speaking jazz and groove revival is more suited for live shows and incorporates elements tending towards pop, club music, hip-hop and electronica.
With Groove Dingueries Vol. 1, we have the pleasure to share with you this new sound through 12 tracks curated with love by Le Serveur and DJ Hyperlax.
This “New French Groove” covers a wide spectrum of influences: from the mix of jazz and hip-hop by Zerolex Trio in tribute to Sun Ra, to NCY Milky Band’s sunny piece with latin band Sr. Tumbao, passing by La Récré and their "punk jazz" sweetness, the melodious pop piece of LORD$ that will please any Jacob Collier fan, Swiss group mohs. and their meditative jazztronica, or the bass music bangers from Belgian bands ECHT! and Lander & Adriaan (STUFF.’s drummer and Pomrad).
Puisant son inspiration dans le vivant, jusqu’à la matière minérale, la musique de Mohs est un appel à la contemplation des forces telluriques qui nous entourent.
La métamorphose de ce matériau allant du vide à la dureté image l’intemporel. L’inconnu.
Sa texture, sa forme et ses mélodies dessinent des paysages cinématiques et envoûtants, invitant l’auditeur à une exploration intérieure, entre rêve et réalité.