Anglo-Mauritian producer, Joseph Deenmamode has been crafting a musical niche under his Mo Kolours since 2011. Aspects of hip hop, soul, dub and funk fuse with his signature hypnotic drum rhythms, originating from the traditional sega music of his homeland, Mauritius.
His new EP released on One Handed Music, How I (Rhythm Love Affair), is a clear evolution on the foundations laid by his self-titled album released in 2014. The first three tracks of the EP see Mo form clear and concise dub driven journeys, with his skill as a percussionist clear on ‘How I’ and ‘On My Way’ in particular, a trait we have come to expect of him. He lays down rhythms like its nobody’s business, drawing the listener in and providing a sense of comfort with his smooth vocal samples, layered tempos and warm sounding drums.
‘Sumerian Mother’ features a rework of the oldest melody known to mankind into a laid back compulsive and head-swinging tune, perfect for those long hazy summer evenings. ‘South LDN’, a house laden tribute to his current home, intertwined with percussive elements gleaming from his more traditional influences, immediately lifts the soul to dreamy new heights.
How I (Rhythm Love Affair) EP is out now via One Handed Music. Listen to it in full here.