Having long been one of electronic music's most diverse talents, Mike Gnacadja, a.k.a Momma's Boy a.k.a Mikix The Cat, has released EPs and remixes with just about every label you'd want to work with. From Turbo to Trouble & Bass to Sound Pellegrino to Mad Decent, his varied musical interests not only afford him the ability to sound at home in any genre but also to bring a fresh outsider's view to it. With little left to accomplish in a sweaty electro scene that, quite frankly, is growing a little tired, Momma's Boy's latest release ventures into the realm of bass heavy house lead by guys such as Danny Daze, Soul Clap and Guy Andrews on his own imprint, Add Cat Records.
The label's third release (Mike's second, the other under his Mikix The Cat moniker) is Momma's Boy - Baby Please, a four track EP of soulful after-hours house cuts. The title track "Baby" features a thunderous bassline with melodic reverberated toms and a chopped up female vocal filling the high end of the sound spectrum.
My favorite of the B sides is "Keep Me." A whispered vocal is driven by more back end of sub shaking bass and syncopated open high hats. Upbeat female "oh's" and blocks give it a loopy feel that could fit it into a tech house or garage set, but the track's overall warmth maintains its status as one for the house heads.
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Go cop the EP at Beatport as well as Momma's Boy and Mikix The Cat's great back catalogue.
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