PURPLE-Coloured Vinyl Date: 03.02.2020
Steve O'Sullivan's Mosaic Split Series is back with a fresh instalment for you in 2017 as the boss continues to discover and compile music from artists new and old for the well-received series that marked his return a few years ago.
Focusing on three slabs of high grade deepness for release number six, the A Side comes from a firm Mosaic favourite Dean Decosta, a long-time friend and contributor to the imprint. Hailing from California, his music has always held a timeless quality and subtlety that is in key with the label and Steve's ethos. Stripping everything back to basics, Recon feels like a tribute to the last days of summer and the warm coastal breeze that inhabits the shore in Decosta's native California. Filling the space with warm pads and twinkling synths, the bass end neatly pulses and tweaks throughout as it elegantly moves to a spatial groove that seems to freeze the very moment in time you inhabit.
Complimented perfectly by Within Without, Leeds lad Bobby O'Donnell serves up an instant ace for the B side as he fuses a tough ended kick with dub tinged Rhodes chords, pattering hats and swirling melody: evoking the kind of uplifting vibe that won't go amiss with DJs and dancers alike. Expect some heavy rotation and smiling faces on this. Last, but not least, rising Swedish producer Sean Dixon lays down a fusion of Omar S styled synth jams to dub driven house. By taking elements of the classic and injecting a fresh angle, Dixon creates a unique space in the sound that builds and builds, deserving both your time and attention. With repeated play, you can't but help admire his craft. If you haven't already checked out his catalogue don't get caught sleeping.