Published Apr 25, 2018He's been in the scene for nearly a decade, starting out simply as Mensah in 2009, cooking up UK dubstep. In 2011, Mensah Anderson embarked on a new journey, swapping out dubstep and taking inspiration from UK garage and the bass scene. New York Transit Authority (NYTA) was born, and as Anderson branched out, so was 95 Recordings, whose first release is the Moschino Youts EP from NYTA himself.
The EP offers three distinct cuts, moving swiftly between bright melodic punches to thick moody bass stompers. The title track floats with soulful vocal samples and bouncy, playful synth over a 4/4 beat. "Back In the Days" immediately kicks it up, with a bass-heavy throwback that hones in on darker instrumentals and a jangling synth line, cutting out the playful vibe of the title track and foreshadowing the closer. "Badman" is a club hit through and through, doing a complete 180 to close out the album with huge bass switches and dense, grizzled beats looping together.
He may have started off in dubstep but Anderson's progression into New York Transit Authority and bass music hits a mark we can all be grateful for. (95 Recordings)