Fresh from a monumental return to London for a sold-out label showcase at London’s newly-minted 15,000 capacity Drumsheds alongside artists such as DJ EZ, Loco Dice, Green Velvet and Todd Edwards, plus a Miami debut during Art Basel at Factory Town, where they reunited with The Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin’ Headz, Mercury Prize-winning creative Skepta and Lord Of The Mics founder Jammer keep things moving as they continue to showcase their vision of house music via their house-focused project, Màs Tiempo.
The Màs Tiempo co-founders continue to craft and curate the project’s growing sound as they reveal the label’s biggest project to date with ‘Màs Tiempo Vol. 1’ – a six-track Various Artists release set to land on the back of their recent Mixmag cover feature, closing out 2023 in style.
Uniting with the growing family of artists behind the Màs Tiempo collective, welcoming back Ossie and J Kolo, who featured on the debut EP ’Mas Murder’, alongside label debuts from Powazs, Deki Alem and A$AP Nast, the package showcases a diverse range of sonics spanning the house sphere with the pair at the core of the EP.
Skepta and Ossie unite on ‘Smoke In Your Eyes’, a slick late-hours cut guided by Stone’s soulful vocals, while Skepta and J Kolo’s ‘No Fiesta No Siesta’ is a warping effort merging skippy percussion and lively vocal chops.
Next, Jammer steps out solo on ‘Groovestar’, where low-slung percussion loaded with swing and murky, shadowy tones merge effortlessly before Skepta re-joins alongside Powazs as the three artists draw for heady grooves, bumping bass patterns and hooky vocal chants on the impactful ‘Slingshot’.
Welcoming Swedish producer and vocalist duo Deki Alem and A$AP Mob member and US rapper/songwriter A$AP Nast to proceedings, the Màs Tiempo bosses draw for classic house touches as vibrant organ chords, slinking drums and heartfelt tones merge, before Jammer once again delivers more quality solo material with the off-kilter and jazz-licked ‘Nemesis’.
‘Mas Tiempo Vol. 1’ is out now!
1) Skepta & Ossie feat. Harry Stone – Smoke In Your Eyes
2) Skepta & J Kolo – No Fiesta No Siesta
3) Jammer – Groovestar
4) Jammer, Skepta & Powazs – Slingshot
5) Skepta, Jammer & Deki Alem feat. A$AP Nast – Time
6) Jammer – Nemesis