New school house artists Mason Collective make their Play It Say It label debut with their ‘Art Is Long’ Ep. The trio of DJs and producers hail from Manchester and next to their club tracks on labels like Whippin Records, Loco Dice’s Desolat and HotTrax, they also promote their own MVSON events.
Their style is here for all to see from the off; 'That's Gas' has a programmed and tightly woven groove with sci-fi sounds, filtered vocals and skewed synths peeling off the groove.
The warm and rubbery 'Ready to Work' echoes Chicago’s Gemini with its paranoid bass and vocals as well as high speed sense of house funk. The wonky titular track shows another side to the collective: it's a late night jam with daubs of melody, wispy synths and a kinetic minimal house groove.
The EP finishes with the tech and driving drums of 'Steezin', which has a flurry of 909s, taught bass and chopped up vocal sounds.
It’s out 24 January.