- Art Is Long
Play It Say It | 24.01.2020
New school house tastemakers Mason Collective make a big bang with their explosive Play It Say It label debut.
Mason Collective are a red hot outfit blowing up the house scene right now. The trio of DJs and producers hail from Manchester and next to their robust club tracks on labels like Whippin Records, Loco Dice’s Desolat and HotTrax, they also promote their own hugely popular – and always sold out – MVSON events.
Their no-nonsense style is here for all to see from the off; ‘That’s Gas’ has a superbly programmed and tightly woven groove that is infectious and propulsive. Sci-fi sounds, filtered vocals and skewed synths peel off the urgent groove and demand you dance. The warm and rubbery ‘Ready to Work’ echoes Chicago great Gemini with its paranoid bass and vocals as well as high speed sense of house funk.
The wonky titular track shows another side to the collective: it’s a freaky late night jam with daubs of melody, unhinged and wispy synths and a kinetic minimal house groove. This most expressive EP finishes with the slick tech and driving drums of ‘Steezin’, which has a flurry of 909s, taught bass and chopped up vocal sounds that will set any dance floor alight.
- Mason Collective - That’s Gas
- Mason Collective - Ready To Work
- Mason Collective - Art Is Long
- Mason Collective - Steezin’