Saturday, 17 March 2012


The debut release on fresh start-up imprint '1st Stepz' comes courtesy of Nasty FM stalwart Moony, a long-time purveyor of the garage/grime crossover sound. Although well respected by much of the grime circuit, Moony remains something of an unknown quantity in the wider electronic music world although his lack of profiling is no reflection on the quality of his work. 

His latest comes in the form of the 4-track 'Invasion' EP, following up his 3-track release with Mr Mitch's promising Gobstopper label back in December. Typically dynamic, Invasion opens up with 'Freakin' Out', a soulful, garage joint that echos some of Terror Danjah's early 'RnG' work with aplomb. Second track 'Meditate' fuses Eski sampling with an excellent bass line and tribal drum patterns whilst 'Last Thursday' concerns itself with grime's experimental side, culminating in a slightly left-field 140 offering. Last track 'Pon Di Roof' rounds off the EP in suitably crossover style, essentially re-working Major Lazer's dance floor smash 'Pon Di Floor' to create an edgy, if slightly one-dimensional, record. 

Although not perfect, Invasion is an EP full of promise and showcases Moony's style in suitable fashion. It's vibrant, punchy and contemporary and on merit, should see Moony acknowledged as one of grime's brightest DJ/producer talents. 

The Invasion EP will be available to purchase digitally from March 30th on 1st Stepz Records via all good digital outlets.

Moony- The Invasion EP Showreel (OUT DIGITALLY 30TH MARCH) by 1stStepzRecords


Twitter: @MoonyPro // @1stStepz

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