MANTIS 048 with MOLEZ . today 6PM GMT on SWU
LOCK ON: 6PM GMT . Fri 2 Oct '09
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For this, our 48th show, MANTIS presents Molez.
Molez is based out in Subotica, Serbia. He bought his first record in 2005 when he only aware of drum & bass. Back then he had one turntable on which he listened to his increasing vinyl collection. Eventually he got a 2nd turntable and began to experiment with his records, by that time consisting of the old skool techstep and hardstep sounds from the likes of Ed Rush & Optical, Konflict, Fission, Calyx, Dom & Roland, Technical Itch, Usual Suspects and so on.
Molez was captivated by the dark atmospherics and futuristic sounds and in 2006 met up with one of the members of the Sympton Crew (an organisation responsible for pushing diverse electronic music in Subotica). That member was Noiz, who noticed that they both shared a similar musical taste. From that meeting, Molez joined members Dekode, Drum:R and Noiz to spread the Sympton sound through Serbia. Thanks to Dekode's electro, IDM and dubstep records Molez grew interested in producing 140bpm paced music rather than producing drum & bass tracks. His productions are characterized by deep and sci-fi soundscapes.
In early 2008 he met up with Alien Pimp (owner of DubKraft Records) who gave Molez his first track; Sabotage on the Cinematic Dubstep Vol 01 release. With this digital release, Molez became one of the first Serbian dubstep producers. He went on to release his fierce, technoid influenced track Scythe on Rottun Recordings Pressure Chamber EP. That same year he was signed to John Bushby's excellent Digital Distortions label where he released his first EP: Letdown. It was this EP that got me interested in him and I wrote at the time:
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