Seemingly on a mission to issue forth as much music as humanly (or robotically?) possible, Robot Koch is once again channeling his future-minded beats through his usual portal of Project: Mooncircle. The sometime Jahcoozi member has hit upon a fertile spring of creativity with his solo sound, mining the hypnotic shuffle of home-listening 2-step whilst embracing techno textures and still finding plenty of room for baggy hip hop tempo diversions. On this release the mood rarely remains in one place, as a swinging boom bap will melt into an exercise in ambient dynamics, before coming up for air in a strange bath of minimal beats and bass rip curls. With pristine production values to round it off, there's no dip in the quality even if the quantity is staggeringly high.
Berlin beatsmith Robot Koch has long been delving into glitched-up fare for his regular haunt of Project:Mooncircle, and now he sidles over to another German electronic institution, delivering this collaborative EP for Monkeytown. Draped in melancholic tones, warm bass and crystalline percussion, the energy levels move from the dense pressure of "Erase" through to the laconic haze of "September". The tracks are shot through with emotive vocal elements that bring a human touch to the plush production skills, making for a thoroughly comforting and modern experience. If you appreciate the modernist, playful sonics of any of the Monkeytown output, then you'll find plenty to satisfy on Tsuki.
Robot Koch - "Let Me" (feat Curtain Blue & Born In Flamez - Alex Banks remix) - (6:11) 140 BPM
Dark Sky - "Manuka" (Anstam's Saint Seclusive edit) - (4:53) 115 BPM
Mouse On Mars & Tyondai Braxton - "Off Sea" (Gajek remix) - (4:23) 66 BPM
Late entry for RSD 2015 on the digital front! Germany's ever-impressive Monkeytown label comes in strong with a remix EP by some fresh and up and coming talent from the streets. Alex Banks rewires Robot Koch's "Let Me" into a bubbling mass of growl bass and sci-fi effects a-la Noisia, London's Dark Sky see their "Manuka" tune remixed by Anstam into a wonky future bass driver with one hell of a vocal-led breakdown. Gajek transforms "Off Sea" by Mouse On Mars & Tyondai Braxton into a filthy, broken half-stepper that's bound to cause quite the stir around the midnight hour. Another glorious affair from the Berlin massive.