Premiere: Monkey Safari - Verso | Soundspace

Premiere: Monkey Safari – Verso

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Rating: 8.5

Last year was truly the year for Monkey Safari as a new and exciting venture got underway in the form of a label, Hommage. The production duo, made up of Sven Fröhlich and Lars Rühlemann, have gone on to craft their own distinctive noise packed to the brim with melodic aura and groove. A remix on Richie Hawtin’s Minus imprint has been clocked in the past year and further EP releases have received praise from the likes of Kölsch, Josh Wink and Guy Gerber.

Three EP’s have already been released in 2016, and Monkey Safari plan on squeezing one more project in before the year is out. Woo is set to drop on the pairs own Hommage label, this time without any remixing duties, an original in its purist form.

‘Verso’ is described by the label as “an odyssey from sombre to deep to luminous and back again.” A pulsating bassline intrigues as an eerie vibe begins to set in. Deep synths introduce themselves as the mood eases. A melodic feel is maintained throughout its entirety as each element wanders down a different path than before. This is a track that works just as good in a dark, sweaty basement as it would on a bright sunny day.

Woo is out on Hommage on November 18th.