It’s been a few years since I had heard anything from Baltimore’s Mr. Moccasin…but low and behold they have a new album, XAHA, coming out soon. It’s produced by our pal Greg Hatem (Heart Of Hearts) prompting me to immediately press play on the first single “Black On Black”. XAHA is the Russian cyrillic spelling of the name Hanna, i.e., the singer of Mr. Moccasin. This album is built around her world/expression/vision, and boy does her power come through on “Black On Black”. Her voice is strong and the rhythms are mind-altering. I dig…very very much so.