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MODERATOR: Midnight Madness LP

MODERATOR: Midnight Madness LP“Good midnight to you!” Thus begins the new Moderator LP, Midnight Madness, with a retro movie dialogue snippet heralding precisely the massive payload of dope that album preview tracks Wish I Was Dead and Unspoken suggested it would deliver. Not that there was ever much doubt given previous long-playing efforts, 2019’s The Mosaics and the previous year’s The World

MODERATOR: New album release date and previews

ODERATOR: New album release date and previewsIf you’ve been paying attention to the releases coming out of the Melting Records stable in the last couple of years, one name that won’t have escaped your attention is that of Moderator whose 2019 The Mosaics LP pieced together quality instrumental hip-hop from a kaleidoscope of influences. While the label has taken a year’s Covid break, it’s clear that Moderator himself has

MODERATOR: The Mosaics

I suppose there are those who might be tempted to refer to new Moderator LP The Mosaics as a ‘world music’ album although to do so you’d have to square the soundshapes of its exotic samples with the more-or-less omnipresent slabs of boom-bap drums throughout. So that’ll make it an instrumental hip-hop album with exotic samples then? Much better and no, that doesn’t

MODERATOR: The World Within

MODERATOR:  The World WithinYet more quality downtempo from the Melting Records stable – this time from twenty-two year old producer Moderator who’s so young he wasn’t even born when Bristol supplanted Seattle as the musical underground’s city of the moment and grunge guitars were ditched for atmospheric 80-90 bpm loops and breaks. Even more remarkably, World Within was originally released three years

MODERATOR: Street Bangerz Vol. 10 (2016)

Street Bangerz Vol 10 ModeratorWith a name like his, you might expect Athenian producer Moderator to have some sort of enforcement powers and he certainly makes sure that Vol. 10 of the Cold Busted label’s Street Bangerz series keeps its shit tight. The album weighs in at a respectable fifteen tracks and if this six-track sampler is anything to go by it’s one of the strongest releases on the label in some time