Moscow – Throw Up review

Artist: Moscow
Title: Throw Up
Label: Endless Flight
Genre: Disco/Nu-Disco
Format: 12″
Buy From: Juno Records

Matt Waites began his musical career as Nightmoves, creating a series of memorable remixes for Roisin Murphy, Robbie Williams, Delphic and the Friendly Fires.

Then in 2008 he announced his intention to release music through a new project entitled Moscow, stating the aim of making deep and atmospheric disco-tinged electronica using the freedom a new identity brings to create and develop ‘a much more precise sound’. The first releases under this guise were remixes for They Came From The Stars I Saw Them and Detachments, both of which showed a different side to his musical influences.

The Throw Up EP is his debut single as Moscow: a slow buildup eventually bursts into an epic, rhythmic nu-disco number, layered with hooks and percussion. Although the sound is slightly less instantaneous than his earlier productions, Waites seems at ease with this new sound and offers plenty here to make a mark in this new territory.

Review: Peter Carroll