MOKSI – Joy (Original Mix)
The Barong Family has been far more than a vanity project for Euro trap heavyweights Yellow Claw. Among the mass of talents that the label has brought into the spotlight since its inception, Dutch duo Moksi stand as two of its most versatile contenders. Their knack for welcomingly cocky and bass favouring house music with enough edge for the bigger rooms was made very much apparent for their Brace Yourself EP earlier in the year, but continues on the steady ascent courtesy of latest short-player instalment The Power of Moksi this month.
Among its four takes of brash house music beefed up for the festival crowds, ‘Joy’ stands as perhaps the most sophisticated cut of the bunch. Beats, bass and rusty lead work still stand at the centre of this disjointed gem, but a sense of more traditional club mechanics and tactical melodic interventions see the Dutch powerhouse show a little sophistication among the chaos of their consistent studio output. All four EP offerings play testament to the power of the increasingly promising MOKSI, but ‘Joy’ offers a sense of modern house finesse from an act you need to keep tabs on moving into 2016.