Photo by Elisha Smith-Leverock.
I'll cut straight to the chase, Esser is the best thing to happen to pop music this side of the summer. Period. Formed from the ashes of the much-beloved Ladyfuzz, Ben Esser makes the kind of songs that should be soundtracking debauched 6th form parties the country over. Not that we'd like to comment much on the teen pregnancy rate if that happened. It's groovy stuff you see, fantastic electronic jams infused with this mixture of fucked-up calypso and stressed-out samples. With his debut single dropping on taste-making label Merok, he's now signed to home of previous outfit Ladyfuzz, Transgressive Records. We've got a slew of mp3's at the bottom of this post, hit them up.
Which brings us round to the second point of this post, MODA. Esser's latest single, Satisfied, has been remixed by the superb Toddla T who's already messed up beats for Little Boots, who some of you might have seen with Simian Mobile Disco @ Engine Shed back in September. I caught her DJ'ing at Offset Festival this summer and was suitably blown away. Seeing how on the ball MODA seem to consistently be, I wasn't that suprised when I realised that Toddla T is dropping over to Lincoln this Friday (21/11/08) for MODA @ Cell (flier). If you haven't been owned by MODA yet, there is no better time than now. In my opinion the smaller MODA parties at Cell always topped the larger bashes at Engine Shed, and with such an of-the-moment DJ dropping the beats, what's your excuse? As before, we've got that Toddla T remix of Satisfied, as well as a mix of Meddle by Little Boots. Get messy.
[MP3] Esser - I Love You, thanks to Bang On PR!
[MP3] Esser - Satisfied (Toddla T & Ross Orton remix)
[MP3] Esser - Satisfied (Bonus Remix). Know who sings on this? Drop us a line.
[MP3] Little Boots - Meddle (Toddla T remix)
[BUY] Buy Esser's debut release as a t-shirt here and new single Satisfied here.
[MYSPACE] Catch Esser on myspace here and MODA over here.
[FACEBOOK] Join Esser on facebook here and MODA here.
[WEB] Visit MODA online here and Esser here.