DJ Chart: Andy George (Moda Black)

Feature by Ronan Martin | 06 Oct 2014

Over the past two years the profile of Moda Black, the label project of Lincoln-bred producers Jaymo and Andy George, has been raised significantly with the release of several acclaimed tracks by the duo themselves alongside the likes of Hot Since 82, Eats Everything and Glaswegian pairing Mia Dora. Focussing primarily on a slick house sound, and always with clear nods towards the dancefloor, the label and its co-founders have attracted increasing attention – not least through their popular Essential Mix recorded for Radio 1 last year.

Ahead of their appearance at The Arches this weekend, Andy George gives us a five track selection to get you in the mood.

Walker & Royce – Sister [Moda Black]

This record epitomises the ethos of Moda Black; forward-thinking electronic music that has no fixed boundary. Walker & Royce are a duo from NYC who make seriously interesting music - all the noises and are really unusual and unique, the production is super-dope and you just know that every single sound has been agonised over in their studio, to make sure it’s just perfect. 

Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix) [Warp]

Koze is pretty much the measuring stick in terms of forward-thinking music for us. His production levels are about as good as it gets, his ideas are always outside the box and his melody work and use of weird samples and textures is something else. This is a huge remix for a lot of people and for good reason - whether he’s making hip hop, leftfield electronica or club music, the dude is untouchable. 

Jaymo & Andy George – In My Way [Moda Black]

A brand new track of ours coming very soon on Moda Black. Pete Tong has described it as one of the biggest tracks in his sets at the moment. 

Theo Kottis – Waiting Game [Moda Black]

We’ve had lots of of special times in Edinburgh, and were lucky enough to meet one of our favourite new producers at a Moda Black party up there last year. Theo is a really talented dude, with heaps of brilliant ideas and a sound that is very much his own. Melodies are his thing, usually served up on spacious drums and chilling pads. ‘Waiting Game’ is an emotion-fuelled, 5am set-closer - it’s been getting seriously big reactions when we’ve played it out. Remember the name! 

Switch – Get Ya Dub On [Freerange]

Every so often a producer comes along a totally changes the game. Dave Taylor was unquestionably one of those guys - he just broke all the rules and made these mad records that sound like nothing at the time - and still sounds huge now. This track represents a lot of things that we love about house music and there are some amazing memories associated with this record at some of our very first Moda parties. Probably the only DJ we’ve played with who drinks wine by the pint.

Jaymo and Andy George appear at The Arches, Glasgow, 11 Oct.