Dutch duo Moksi is back with the release of their new On the Block EP — a one-two punch of bass-heavy club fire, out today via Mad Decent.
“Two new bass heavy songs for the streets. Be careful not to break your necks on this,” Moksi warns of the new EP, kicking off with the grime-infused “Belter” (feat. Ricky West & Dusty) straight into the nonstop bounce and forward momentum of “Tekno”.
Moksi – On The Block EP
[March 15, 2019 via Mad Decent]
1. Belter (feat. Ricky West & Dusty)
Samir and Diego, the Dutch duo better known as Moksi, were inspired by a mutual love of late-’90s UK garage. Moksi’s first ‘track’ was nothing more than a 45-second snippet—which later became “Getting Higher”—but even that was enough to get them noticed by Yellow Claw. Soon after, Samir and Diego were recording their debut EP Brace Yourself (which includes ‘Getting Higher’) for Yellow Claw’s Barong Family label: the release blew up and led to Moksiplaying their first ever DJ gig at the huge Tomorrowland festival in 2015.
Embracing their creativity, Moksi branched out and came up with four tracks with incredibly hard-hitting drops for The Power of Moksi EP. After remixing the likes of DJ Snake (‘Propaganda’), Valentino Khan (‘Deep Down Low’), Hardwell (‘Mad World’) and Yellow Claw (‘Til it Hurts’, ‘Feel It’, ‘No Class’), Moksidelivered their third EP in the summer of 2016. The Majestic EP included the massive ‘Lights Down Low’ and was quickly followed by a major collaboration on DJ Snake’s debut album Encore.
Moksi closed out the summer of ‘16 with their most catchy single (and video) to date: a collaboration with fellow Barong Family member Chace titled “For a Day”. They went on a tour of Australia and joined paters familias Yellow Claw for the huge Barong Family World Tour. The two duos picked up their mutual appreciation for a track on Yellow Claw’s Los Amsterdam album. “Open” was released as a single (11+ million streams) and music video (3+ million views) in March of 2017 and has became one of Moksi’s most popular tracks so far. It was followed by the collaborative Connections EP with Chace, the Beatport Number 1 single “Hippo” (with legendary Dutch duo Chocolate Puma) and the rave monster “Powermove”, alongside Hardwell.
Highlights of Moksi’s summer 2017 tour include performances at Lollapalooza in both Paris and Chicago, DJ Snake flying in by helicopter for an appearance at a Moksi headline gig in Los Angeles, and two consecutive weekends of rocking Tomorrowland. They have released over 45 tracks since that fateful beginning. Once they get going, Moksi are never slowing down.