"Panga Drops" may be Momu's most uncharacteristic release yet, but when have they ever released anything expected? Case in point, a driving 4/4 techno slammer (!!) straight out of the gate, a snare that hints at things to come, and before you are aware of what's hitting you, Italio Piano (!!), full-on breaks, and why yes, that is you, losing your marbles all over the dance floor. Epically fun.
Momu is J.D. Moyer (the MO) and Mark Musselman (the MU). Championed from the start by the world's top DJ's such as Nick Warren and Sasha, Momu immediately made a name for themselves with ground-breaking breakbeat singles that helped create the "progressive breaks" genre.
In 2006 Momu released their debut self-titled album to stunning critical acclaim. M8 Magazine said "you'll struggle to find anything as perfectly formed as this collection from breakbeat visionaries Momu." Spill Magazine opined "An absolutely cracking album from start to finish, there's not even a whiff of disappointment in this longplayer." 2008 brought the release of Momu's follow-up album "Momentum." Unfettered by anything except the breakbeat form itself, "Momentum" broke the "progressive breaks" mold, but Momu's signature sonic weirdness, insanely high production values, and larger than life hooks are still front and center.
Momu's 2012 album "Rising" (Looq Records) opened at #3 on Beatport's Chill-Out releases chart. "Rising" fused a new signature style for Momu combining 60's jazz, 70's funk, 80's hip-hop and dub, 90's synth pop, 00's glitch, and new sounds stolen from the future.
Momu's new album "The Mission" is an aural criticism of the radical changes taking place in San Francisco. With breakbeats, analog synths, and digital sculpting, Momu creates sounds both beautiful and dissonant, raising a playful middle finger to Silicon Valley while also celebrating the city's history and idiosyncrasies.