This EP screams “gangsta funk” — a touch of old-school New York, some fly vocals and even a bit of disco. As the first release on Louie Fresco’s MEXA Records, Lee Foss brings us his Masta Blasta EP with a sweet remix by Richy Ahmed. Released on April 23, the EP is already rippling through our little music sphere.
We dig the groove and the buzzing bass in “Masta Blasta”. Lee Foss uses a sample of a crack head in Philly. Well, we can’t confirm that the man had actually been smoking crack, but it’s quite probable. The Richy Ahmed remix feels harder, bringing in some delicious melodies to dance to.
“Brooklyn In The House” has got more of an 80s skate rink, disco ball vibe – but better. Definitely more bumpin’.
We linked up with Louie Fresco to find out more about his new venture with MEXA Records. Preview the EP, read the interview below, and check out the video with the original vocals at the end of this post to see the video.
What would you say is the concept behind Mexa Records?
We’re just trying to build a great family with solid producers and nice people, while also trying to be a good outlet for Mexican house, techno and disco music producers we like.
Who should we expect to see releases from in the near future?
Lee M. Kelsall’s EP Something comes out next month with some pretty damn good remixes by Cubiq and Volta Bureau, then we have Matt Fear’s EP, a sampler (Puente & Rosch, Wildkats, Rebel, Yeyo & Bastard Love, Nobody Knows, Metrika, and more), then we have EPs by Ashley Wild, Corey Baker, Spacebyrdz, Climbers, and yours truly. And of course we have many more down the pipeline, but all in due time.
How did you land Lee Foss’s Masta Blasta EP? What has the response for it been like?
Almost two years ago we had the idea of having Lee as one of our first signings cause we’ve been big fans of his work for a while, so I pitched the idea to him and arranged everything to make it happen.
I couldn’t be happier with the outcome ‘cause we’ve had a massive and positive response so far. It came as a surprise to us when we woke up and saw the banner on Beatport’s main page –I have to thank Andrew from Nervous NYC for helping us deal with every aspect regarding Beatport –plus it’s been 24 hours since the release and the B side, “Brooklyn In The House”, has just hit the top 100 (sitting on number 67 and climbing) on the Indie Dance/Nu Disco chart. The whole EP has been charted on Beatport’s Week 17 Exclusives as well. So yeah, it’s been overwhelming in a really good way.