The London based producer is on a great run right now, cementing himself right at the forefront of Garage.
In August last year Grant Dragon released his debut album; 10 tracks of melodic, soul drenched UK Garage that defined his sound of bubbling, popping basslines and syncopated drum work with a healthy dose of work on the keys. The title of that album was ‘keep cracking on’, and that is exactly what MOAD has been doing.
Since the album release, we’ve seen the Londoner put out a steady stream of high quality UKG as well as announce he’s finished up a second album, this time focusing on UK Funky – something we can’t wait to wrap our ears around.
Not content with all that music, MOAD has just released a brand new 7 track EP, entitled ‘vibes & that (volume one).’ and as you can imagine, it’s full to the brim with vibes (& that).
Each track centres round a vocal (which is when we think MOAD’s at his best), covering a multitude of themes and feelings with each one being an indication of his versatility whilst being easily identifiable as a piece of music from Mind of a Dragon. Daniel Caesar & H.E.R, Krept & Konan, Sampha, and SZA’s voices are all used with Sinéad Hartnett featuring twice, including on standout track ‘Unconditional’, and Drake on ‘Hype M8’ – the one track on the release that feels 100% focused towards the dancefloor.
If volume one isn’t enough to satisfy your craving for beautifully crafted UKG then don’t panic – ‘vibes & that (volume two)’ is already available for pre-order on Bandcamp. Until then you can buy the first instalment here, and stream it below.