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Modeselektion Vol 01 - No 2
MTR 05
01 Jan 13
Deep Dubstep
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2562 - "The Wind-Up" - (4:37)
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Shed - "With Bag & Baggage" - (5:34) Biggest-selling track on this release
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SBTRKT - "The Unspoken" - (4:41)
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All You Could Do
MTR 041
02 May 14
Bass
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All You Could Do (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (4:23) 163 BPM
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Phosphorus - (5:56) Biggest-selling track on this release
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All You Could Do (feat Elizabeth Bernholz - Phon O remix) - (6:07) 140 BPM
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All You Could Do (alternate version) - (3:54)
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Review: Ahead of his debut album dropping on Monkeytown, Alex Banks gives the world a sneak peek at the sound he has been conjuring up by way of this single. The title track features the haunting vocal tones of Elizabeth Bernholz, whose siren song peals out over a frenetic mash of electronic beat mangling that calls to mind earlier strains of Clark. "Phosphorus" also gets busy in the edit, as infinitesimal sonic details bounce off of each other with the swagger of 2-step and some emotive synth work. Phon O reworks "All You Could Do" with a taut, stepping techno rhythm and a hopeful synth lilt, while Banks himself offers up an alternative version that moves in a slower, more spacious manner compared to the original.
A Matter Of Time
MTR 049
05 Sep 14
Deep House
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A Matter Of Time (original version) - (7:06) 105 BPM
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A Matter Of Time (Frank Wiedemann remix) - (7:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Illuminate
MTR 043STEMS
03 Aug 15
Bass
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Silent Embrace - (6:00) 131 BPM
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Solar - (6:30) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Phosphorous - (5:56) 126 BPM
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Illuminate
MTR 043
30 May 14
Bass
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Silent Embrace (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (6:00)
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Solar - (6:30)
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All You Could Do (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (4:16) 163 BPM
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Initiate - (7:38)
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Lights - (4:14) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Phosphorus - (5:56)
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A Matter Of Time (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (7:06)
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Sheya - (5:35) 140 BPM
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Hush - (4:21)
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Unknown - (7:58)
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Review: Alex Banks has endured something of a stop-start career, first hitting record shelves in 2007 under the Munk 777 alias before finally returning - largely as a renowned DJ and remixer - a couple of years back. Here the Brighton producer finally fulfils his early promise with an excellent debut album for Modeselektor's Monkeytown Records. Illuminate sits somewhere between grandiose post-dubstep, sinewy string-laden deep house, jazz-flecked techno, murky glitch-hop and folksy electronica, with grandiose dancefloor moments (the gloriously rushing "Inititate") nestling side by side with woozier, more introspective pieces (the Bonobo-goes-electronic jazz of "Lights"). Immaculately produced and impressively atmospheric throughout, it's the sort of debut album that should propel Banks towards the upper echelons of electronic music.
Modeselektion Vol 03 #2
MTR 046
11 Jul 14
Bass
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Alex Banks - "Be The One" (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (7:04) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Onra - "Blast" - (2:38) 83 BPM
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Henrik Schwarz - "We Are Bankrupt" - (6:20) 123 BPM
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Brandt Brauer Frick - "Jungle Love" (feat Vic Mensa & Om'Mas Keith) - (4:56) 129 BPM
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Review: Veteran Berlin outfit Modeselektor take their "selektion" very seriously indeed. Perhaps this is why each instalment of Modeselektion, their painstakingly curated compilation series, takes so long to arrive. Here we finally have another sampler from part three. Highlights of these four tracks include the blissful synth fest of Alex Banks' "Be The One", the quirky, live electro-pop of Heinrik Schwarz's "We Are Bankrupt" and the off-kilter, acidic soulful hip-hop of "Jungle Love". Looks like the full-length album will be worth the wait.
Silent Fall
MTR 047
15 Aug 14
Bass
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Silent Fall - (5:26) 62 BPM
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Odyssey - (5:58) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Ahead of their long-awaited debut album Imagin, Dark Sky break a year's release-silence with two awesome slices of uncategorisable bass beauty. "Silent Fall" is as delicate as it is heavy. The vocals (which don't sound too far away from Ninja Tune's Stateless) fall lightly on a punctuated heartbeat bass refrain providing the ultimate balance of weight and spirit. "Odyssey", meanwhile, thunders with a more robust full-bodied wave that's slinks and slaps over a solid tech arrangement with nuances of classic electro... A little like Deetron might after eating a lorry load of burgers. Now let us feast on the album!
The Passenger
MTR 075DNL1S1
02 Jun 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Passenger - (8:27) 131 BPM
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Rainkist
MTR 051
10 Oct 14
Bass
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Rainkist - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Rainkist (Trevino heartbeat remix) - (7:40) 126 BPM
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Rainkist (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (8:03) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The lead single from Dark Sky's debut album Imagin has the potential to win them many a fan with its impassioned vocal turn and crisply-realised melancholic step, building into a beautifully crafted melodic crescendo that resonates perfectly with the shortening days. By way of remixes, Trevino is up first with the dramatic "Heartbeat Remix", which interestingly eschews any kick drum in favour of rousing bass swells and stabbing hats. Marcel Dettmann meanwhile takes a long time to fully reveal himself, letting the vocal sit stark on its own and teasing the full thrust of the track in gently with some powerful synth strings to boot.
Imagin
MTR 048D
29 Aug 14
Bass
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Imagin - (3:57) 164 BPM
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Silent Fall - (5:26) 62 BPM
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Voyages - (4:32) 123 BPM
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Lucid - (2:05) 120 BPM
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Vivid - (4:55) 60 BPM
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Nothing Changes - (3:17) 120 BPM
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Odyssey - (5:58) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rainkist - (4:17) 120 BPM
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Manuka - (4:34) 58 BPM
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Purple Clouds - (3:52) 125 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, Denny Loco
Review: It's been an exciting ride for both group and listeners alike since Dark Sky first emerged some four years ago on Black Acre, with ever more impressive musical feats getting signed up to ever more respected labels, and now well and truly in the Modeselektor fold on both 50Weapons and Monkeytown, they offer up their debut album. It's an expansive listen, from the rich synth orchestrations of the title track to the catchy band-in-the-room groove of "Vivid", with the focus very much on home-listening interest over club dynamics. There are still some kicking moments such as the rushy arpeggio drop of "Odyssey", but on the whole this is an album of carefully composed melodies and finely chiseled sounds to accompany you in more personal, introspective moments.
The Walker/Kilter (Remixes)
MTR 073DNL
21 Apr 17
Techno
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The Walker (Danny Daze remix) - (7:41) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kilter (Zenker Brothers remix) - (6:22) 131 BPM
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Review: Culled from Monkeytown's second album, Othona, as well as the preceding single, "The Walker" and "Kilter" get reshaped by two of electronic music's most respected emerging artists. First up is Miami's Danny Daze; his take on "The Walker" starts inauspiciously with ghostly electronic chants, but they are soon joined by a pulsing, acid-soaked bass that pushes the original track into a tripped out disco finale. Meanwhile, the German techno duo the Zenker Brothers get to rework "Killer". Grainy percussion drizzles over a steppy rhythm and billowing chords, while metallic drums knock out the clanging beat. With the addition of grandiose woodwind, it makes for an epic treatment

Vivid / Odyssey
MTR 048STEMS
03 Aug 15
Bass
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Vivid - (4:55) 60 BPM
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Odyssey - (5:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Passenger/The Walker
MTR 075DNL
23 Jun 17
Deep House
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The Passenger - (8:27) 131 BPM
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The Walker (Roman Fluegel remix) - (7:12) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Angels (live version) - (6:23) 132 BPM
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Review: Across its nine tracks, the London duo's recent opus entitled Othona was a return to the deeper darker realms of dance music from which they are said to have emerged. Heavy on bottom end, with subtle melodies and emotive synths; it was Matt Benyayer and Tom Edwards' most dynamic and accomplished work to date. Their new single follows in suit: "The Passenger" featuring an epic arrangement full of tight elements and much suspense: it's sure geared for some proper dancefloor drama. "The Walker" is taken from the aforementioned album but is remixed by Frankfurt legend Roman Fluegel, whose trance inducing version is bleepy and evocative as always. Finally there is a wonderful live version of "Angels".
Voyages
MTR 055
31 Jul 15
Bass
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Voyages - (4:32) 123 BPM
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Voyages (Francis Inferno Orchestra's Tamburo mixx) - (5:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Voyages (Redshape remix) - (7:18) 62 BPM
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Played by: DARK SKY
Review: London's Dark Sky trio have come a long way over the last three years, first appearing on the mighty 50 Weapons, then jumping on to Mister Saturday Night's catalogue, and now landing most vertically on Germany's Monkeytown - quite impressive if you ask us! The NTS Radio residents serve up "Voyages", a wonky techno side-stepper complete with tribal percussion and a distinct UK feel. Remix duties are taken care of by Francis Inferno Orchestra, who deliver a hypnotic and floor-ready version of the original, and techno God Reshape with his slithering, ultra-stripped back version. Another class act from Monkeytown camp.
Othona
MTR 074CD
07 Apr 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Othona - (4:57) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Domes - (5:52) 60 BPM
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Cyan - (4:29) 61 BPM
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Found & Lost - (0:59) 81 BPM
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Angels - (4:16) 66 BPM
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Badd - (5:42) 62 BPM
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Jjj - (4:48) 61 BPM
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The Walker - (7:13) 66 BPM
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Field Tower - (6:25) 69 BPM
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Played by: BURNIE, Ear Trumpet
Review: After some down time spent in the studio, 2017 will see the British duo Dark Sky return to Monkeytown and present their debut album entitled Othona. Across nine tracks, the album 'is a return to the deeper darker realms of dance music from which Dark Sky emerged.' Heavy on bottom end with subtle melodies and emotive synths, this is Dark Sky's most dynamic and accomplished work to date. Highlights on this tremendous opus include the evocative IDM journey "Domes" which is decorated by soaring and spangling vintage synth flair, the simply gorgeous/pop inflected house of "Angels" and "The Walker" which is guided by angelic vocals and magical arpeggios guiding you triumphantly upwards to the light. The LP will in turn yield a new live show which we're all excited about: stay tuned!
Kilter/Acacia
MTR 072DNL
17 Mar 17
Bass
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Kilter - (6:37) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acacia - (6:46) 120 BPM
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Played by: Majora
Review: Matt Benyayer and Tom Edwards are the London based production duo Dark Sky. Having met at secondary school, Dark Sky formed out of a mutual love for the ever evolving London electronic music scene; a love that the duo have always explored through not only their DJ sets but also their productions. The new single "Kilter" is a dark journey track engineered for maximum dancefloor drama. Yes it has the mandatory wonky synth lead happening, but it's a wicked one, bearing the true grit of analogue and backed by some rusty rhythm patterns that work a treat. Second offering "Acacia" is more deep and gentle to an extent, with its sublime pads and hypnotic bleep melody backed by some sultry vocal samples and dusty barely there rhythms.
Modeselektion Vol 01 - No 3
MTR 07
01 Jan 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Marcel Dettmann - "Lyrate" - (6:18) 130 BPM
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Robag Wruhme - "Der Bierholer" - (3:27) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cosmin TRG - "Space Station Love Affair" - (5:08) 126 BPM
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Fuzzy Numbers EP
MONKEYTOWN 016
14 Oct 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Blackout - (6:27)
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Next 2 Last - (4:02)
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Down 4 You - (4:22)
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2in5four - (3:16)
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp (Modeselektor remix) - (3:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Saccharin On Top (Anstam remix) - (4:59)
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Review: As if releasing their third album wasn't enough, Modeselektor are also busy releasing music on their label, and Elan steps up to deliver some flavoursome electro stylings. "Blackout" is a joyful mixture of dystopian sci-fi grind rubbing up against treated boogie bass in an undeniably funky melting pot. If you ever got down to Dabrye, just you try resisting this release. "Down 4 You" particularly shines with its insistent bump and gently detuning VHS synths. Meanwhile the bossmen (Modeselektor) turn in a surprisingly short and sweet remix that serves as a pleasant bookend rather than a show stealer.
Next 2 Last
MONKEYTOWN 017
21 Oct 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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I Can't Breathe - (2:33) 134 BPM
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Benson Bridges - (2:11) 116 BPM
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp - (3:07) 148 BPM
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Dry Lemons - (4:13) 76 BPM
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Good High - (3:48) 94 BPM
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Alligator Snaps - (4:33) 99 BPM
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Hunting Season - (3:31) 84 BPM
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Saccharin On Top - (2:43) 131 BPM
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Shoot The Beam - (2:45) 100 BPM
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Blackout - (6:27) 120 BPM
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Next 2 Last - (4:02) 117 BPM
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Down 4 You - (4:22) 88 BPM
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2in5four - (3:16) 81 BPM
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Next 2 Last (Mindesign remix) - (4:12) 80 BPM
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Benson Bridges (HeRobust remix) - (3:40) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hunting Season (Mike Gao remix) - (2:49) 79 BPM
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp (Byetone remix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp (Lazer Sword remix) - (5:41) 136 BPM
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Good High (Devonwho remix) - (3:38) 87 BPM
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Alligator Snaps (Cosmin TRG remix) - (5:39) 125 BPM
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Saccharin On Top (DJ Pound remix) - (2:07) 116 BPM
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Hunting Season (Nasty Nasty remix) - (4:00) 140 BPM
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2in5four (Low Limit remix) - (4:29) 136 BPM
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp (Modeselektor remix) - (3:19) 92 BPM
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Shoot The Beam (Fitz Ambrose remix) - (2:31) 86 BPM
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Saccharin On Top (Anstam remix) - (4:57) 96 BPM
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Review: The relentless tidal wave of chunky electronica coming out of the Monkeytown borough shows no signs of letting up with the release of eLan's debut album proper. Funk is most definitely the order of the day, with the West-coast producer's beats clearly indebted to the swagger of g-funk and boogie. Much like his fellow conspirators such as Shlohmo, plenty of space is allowed for the, darewesayit, wonky grooves to strut and tumble around Moog basslines and dreamy samples. While maybe not as wild as some of the Californian beat scene output, Next 2 Last is a thoroughly satisfying record to bump when you want that low-slung jam fix.
Alligator Snaps EP
MONKEYTOWN 014
19 Aug 11
Electro
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Alligator Snaps - (4:34) 149 BPM
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Hunting Season - (3:31) 124 BPM
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Saccharin On Top - (2:43) 131 BPM
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Shoot The Beam - (2:45)
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Alligator Snaps (Cosmin TRG remix) - (5:39) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp EP
MTR 012
13 May 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Benson Bridges - (2:11)
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp - (3:07)
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Dry Lemons - (4:13) 152 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Good High - (3:48)
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp (Byetone remix) - (6:13)
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Bleep Bloop Brrrrmmp (Lazer Sword remix) - (5:42) 136 BPM
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Played by: Ennio Styles
Modeselektion Vol 01 (Bonus Tracks & Versions)
MTR 08
01 Jan 13
UK Garage
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FaltyDL - "I'm Gonna Show You Somthin" - (4:03) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vaghe Stelle - "Emiciclo 1" - (6:20) 128 BPM
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Love Operation - "Heartbeat" - (3:13) 118 BPM
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Bok Bok - "Say Stupid Things" (extended mix) - (7:10) 138 BPM
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Cosmin TRG - "Space Station Love Affair" (extended mix) - (7:13) 126 BPM
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Funkstorung (Traktor Remix Sets)
MTR 059TRS
14 Sep 15
Bass
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Killers (feat Taprikk Sweezee) - (3:30) 115 BPM
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All The Things (feat Anothr) - (3:25) 126 BPM
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Drown In Time (feat Anothr) - (3:13) 121 BPM
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So Simple (feat Jamie Lidell) - (3:55) 110 BPM
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The Other Way Round (feat Anothr) - (4:46) 148 BPM
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Who Is Who? (feat Adi) - (3:20) 141 BPM
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Funkstorung
MTR 059STEMS
03 Aug 15
Bass
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Killers (feat Taprikk Sweezee) - (3:30) 115 BPM
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All The Things (feat Anothr) - (3:28) 126 BPM
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Drown In Time (feat Anothr) - (3:13) 121 BPM
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So Simple (feat Jamie Lidell) - (3:56) 110 BPM
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Who Is Who? (feat Adi) - (3:20) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Restless Shapes
MTR 053
21 Nov 14
Experimental/Electronic
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Curved Engines (part 1) - (3:07) 64 BPM
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Curved Engines (part 2) - (1:22) 64 BPM
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Curved Engines (part 3) - (0:29) 73 BPM
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Curved Engines (part 4) - (0:59) 64 BPM
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Curved Engines (part 5) - (0:30) 64 BPM
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Curved Engines (part 6) - (1:12) 64 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 1) - (0:53) 63 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 2) - (2:47) 62 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 3) - (2:01) 63 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 4) - (1:16) 108 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 5) - (0:45) 63 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 6) - (3:25) 63 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 7) - (1:31) 61 BPM
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Restless Water Shapes (part 8) - (1:36) 71 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 1) - (2:17) 70 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 2) - (1:49) 70 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 3) - (1:49) 70 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 4) - (1:01) 70 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 5) - (0:54) 62 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 6) - (1:22) 93 BPM
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Moving Glasses (part 7) - (2:49) 70 BPM
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Plaid & Alva Noto (remixes)
MTR 060
04 Sep 15
Bass
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Curved Engines (part 04 - Plaid remix) - (4:36) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Restless Water Shapes (part 05 - Alva Noto remodel) - (6:05) 158 BPM
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Review: Matti Gajek, or simply known as Gajek, is a recent Monkeytown signing who released an LP as his debut, back last year. Two of the tracks from that Restless Shapes album, "Curved Engines 04" and "Restless Water Shapes 05", are remixed and juiced up by two special guests on the label. The former is reinterpreted by techno legends Plaid, who made a name for themselves on a little old label by the name of Warp, and the duo shape the tune into a lovely electronica ballad filled with starry melodies and subtle percussive twists; the latter sees Raster-Noton's legendary Alva Noto morph Gajek's original into a broken, pulsating techno drifter with a dubby edge. Excellent as always from the Monkeytown crew.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
MKTXTR 002
12 Sep 14
Deep House
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Smells Like Teen Spirit - (8:59) 125 BPM
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Review: Modeselektor's Monkeytown label has never shied away from releasing music that's a little eccentric and left-of-centre. Even so, few would have expected them to release a minimal techno-inspired atmospheric deep house cover of Nirvana's grunge classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The men responsible are - somewhat surprisingly - RY X and Ame's Frank Wiedemann, who don the Howling alias for the first time since their eponymous debut on Transmodern. Their interpretation is one of those records that will divide opinions; those who love it will claim it's a nine-minute chunk of winding, atmospheric house with a beguiling, haunting vocal atop. Certainly, you can feel the pain and anguish in the vocal.
Modeselektion Vol 03 #1
MTR 044
13 Jun 14
Bass
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L-Vis 1990 - "Funk 4D" - (5:42) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Schlachthofbronx - "Volumen" (feat Buraka Som Sistema) - (4:02)
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Illum Sphere - "Bullet" - (5:51) 135 BPM
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French Fries - "Shift" - (7:38)
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Review: Fresh new sounds aplenty on the third label comp from Monkeytown. Bass hero L VIS 1990 doesn't mess getting stuck in with the awesomely surreal industrial/deep house hybrid "Funk 4D", German Disko B regulars, Schlachthofbronx also turn up with Buraka Som Systema for the totally out there detuned grind "Volumen". Elsewhere we get dislocated electro-disco ("Bullet") and blissed synths wrestle with old skool techy electro beats on French Fries' "Shift".
Memory
MONKEYTOWN 025
27 Apr 12
Bass
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Sky Burial - (2:03)
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Toldyall - (3:37)
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Missed A Spot - (5:17)
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Point Of Return - (5:22)
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Let's Work (feat Jimmy Edgar) - (5:25) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Better From U - (6:03)
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Out The Door - (2:15)
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Pleasure Zone - (5:26)
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Sounds Sane - (4:58)
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CHSEN (feat Machinedrum) - (5:39)
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People - (6:57)
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Review: After the triumph of their debut album, Low Limit and Lando Kal are back in action under their Lazer Sword alias, this time on 50 Weapons. It makes total sense to see guest spots from Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum on here, but it's more remarkable how much the duo have switched up their approach from the last LP. There's a much more footworking influence at work, and a lot more ambience and textural ambience where they were once so enamoured with plush, glossy beats and chunky synths. The same attention to detail remains, but now shot through with a moody slant that perhaps reflects their individual evolution as artists.
Lazer Sword Presents Best Of Monkeytown Records 2011
MTRDIGLZ
23 Jan 12
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Modeselektor - "This" (feat Thom York) - (6:38) 140 BPM
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Siriusmo - "Signal" - (5:36)
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eLan - "Blackout" - (6:27)
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eLan - "2in5four" (Low Limit remix) - (4:29) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lazer Sword - "Klock" - (5:25)
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eLan - "Alligator Snaps" (Cosmin TRG remix) - (5:39)
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Modeselektor - "German Clap" - (6:33)
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Siriusmo - "Simple" - (4:27)
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eLan - "Saccharin On Top" (DJ Pound remix) - (2:07)
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Siriusmo - "High Together" (album version) - (4:10)
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Bad Kingdom
MTR 034
28 Jun 13
Deep Dubstep
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Bad Kingdom - (4:22) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bad Kingdom (instrumental) - (4:22)
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II - Traktor Remix Sets
4 tracks (Versions - Milk - Therapy - This Time) from Moderat's album II set up for immediate use with Traktor's remix decks
Bass
MTR 035TRS
28 Nov 13
$16.85
Last Time
MTR 039
17 Jan 14
Bass
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Last Time - (5:15)
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Last Time (instrumental version) - (5:14)
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Last Time (alternate version) - (6:01)
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Last Time (Jon Hopkins remix) - (5:56) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: After being hidden away on the deluxe CD edition of Moderat's II long player, "Last Time" gets a full airing with this single release that lets the pop-electronica crossover stand proud on its own. With a delicate, emotive take on trap providing the back drop and Apparat's vocals standing clear and confident in the front of the mix it's a cut that could easily infiltrate the charts given the right attention. The "Alternate Version" keeps the structure intact and builds a more obtuse beat around it, but it's Jon Hopkins that really gets to grip with the track as he throws down a thrilling arpeggio and touch stepping rhythm polished with his trademark finesse.
Gita
MTR 037
04 Oct 13
Bass
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Gita - (4:22)
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Gita (instrumental version) - (4:28) Biggest-selling track on this release
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II
MTR 035STEMS
03 Aug 15
Balearic/Downtempo
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Therapy - (5:45) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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This Time - (5:45) 115 BPM
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Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix & Robag Wruhme Edit)
MKTXTR 001
27 Jun 14
Techno
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Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze remix) - (8:15) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bad Kingdom (Robag Wruhme 4/4 edit Mit Xomlopp remix Schwanz-014) - (10:33) 118 BPM
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Review: Here's something of a treat for Moderat fans: a stonking new remix of II album favourite "Bad Kingdom" by German veteran DJ Koze. There's much to admire about his bumping, floor-friendly reinterpretation, which retains the original's woozy, hazy vibe - and distinctive vocals - while gently leading it further towards the dancefloor with arms raised skywards. It's melodic, quietly uplifting and decidedly heavy, even if the percussion does shuffle rather than bang. The (virtual) flipside offers another treat in the shape of an extended 11-minute version of Robag Wruhme's swinging, string-laden re-edit of the same track, which first appeared (in shortened form) on January's "Tour Edition" reissue of II.
Reminder (Answer Code Request remix)
MTR 062RMXSTEMS
22 Feb 16
Bass
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Reminder (Answer Code Request remix) - (5:37) 97 BPM
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Monkeytown
MONKEYTOWN 015
30 Sep 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Blue Clouds - (6:02)
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Pretentious Friends (feat Busdriver) - (3:32)
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Shipwreck (feat Thom Yorke) - (6:12)
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Evil Twin (feat Otto von Schirach) - (3:58)
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German Clap - (6:33)
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Berlin (feat Miss Platnum) - (4:43) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Grillwalker - (4:01)
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Green Light Go (feat PVT) - (4:49)
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Humanized (feat Anti Pop Consortium) - (4:26)
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This (feat Thom Yorke) - (6:38) 140 BPM
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War Cry - (4:59) 138 BPM
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Review: Over the years, Modeselektor have forged a reputation as fearless innovators, neatly sidestepping genres and frequently confounding critics. It's been some four years since their last full-length, and Monkeytown flits effortlessly between skittish 140 BPM bass music, clandestine electronica, sludgy hip-hop and even warehouse-flavoured tropical rhythms (see "German Clap"). There are some real standouts, including a dreamy, slo-mo pop outing with PVT, two collaborations with Thom Yorke and a droning Anti-Pop Consortium hook-up. Must-check.
Evil Twin
MONKEYTOWN 020
13 Jan 12
Techno
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Evil Twin (dub) - (7:14) 129 BPM
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German Clap - (6:34) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: One of the cheekiest cuts from their rip-roaring Monkeytown LP, Modeselektor draft in their old buddy Otto Von Schirach for some nasty electroid bass action. Appearing here in dub form, the edits of "Evil Twin" come thick and crafty, while the rave-ready sensibilities remain intact, pirouetting around an insistent yet ever mutating bassline. "German Clap" however sees the boys tackling a more UK Funky led approach, offset by monolithic crescendos of synths. With a mid-section break reminiscent of Altered Natives' "Rass Out", you can't really go wrong can you? Once again Modeselektor prove that you can straddle depth and chaos in dance music and make it work.
Monkey Flip
MTRBLNRB 1
18 Mar 11
Electro House
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Monkey Flip (original version) - (5:31) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Monkey Flip (Boys Noize remix) - (4:35) 128 BPM
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Review: Something very special from the incredible Modeselektor, who hook up with legendary Kenyan MC Abbas as well as East African spitter Nazizi on this single that's come out of the BLNRB (Berlin meets Nairobi) project and live shows from the end of last year. The 'selektors cook up a slow, hip-hop-ish beat for the two MCs, and then chop, dice and occasionally vocoder the vocals into a playful yet mean treat. Boys Noize picks up the tempo and uses choice phrases to embellish a "Perculator"-esque tune that's on-point as always. A quartet of peerless talents all at the top of their game; this comes highly recommended.
Modeselektion Vol 02
MONKEYTOWN027
29 Jun 12
Bass
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Egyptrixx - "Levitate" - (4:16)
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Monolake - "Hitting The Surface" (Electric Indigo Edit) - (5:47)
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Addison Groove - "Manic Miner" - (3:54)
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Bambounou - "Pixel" - (5:38)
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Clark - "Nordic Wilt" - (3:40)
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Mouse On Mars - "Humoslab" - (3:41)
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Lazer Sword - "Landscape" - (4:38)
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Phon.o - "Fukushima" - (4:41)
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Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team - "Activate" - (4:55)
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Martyn - "Red Dancers" - (5:45)
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Modeselektor - "Maik The Chicken" (CD edit) - (4:29)
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Diamond Version - "ModeOperator (Beispiel A)" - (5:18)
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Soft Circle - "Finna Fury" - (3:24)
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Prefuse 73 - "Death By Barber" (pt1 (Haircut Zero)) - (3:15)
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Frikstailers - "Sudaka Invasor" - (4:02) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Siriusmo - "Modern Talk" - (3:51)
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Jan Driver - "Distorsione For Strings" - (4:26)
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Anstam - "Observing The Patterns" - (4:26)
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Review: Drawing on the usual combination of close associates and fresh talent, Modeselektor are plaing curators once again and serve us this hefty 18-strong collection of shockingly modern beats. There's rugged and ranging electronica from Clark, Prefuse 73 and Mouse On Mars, while Modeselektor themselves keep things decidedly techno. By and large though the strongest informer is electro, from Lazer Sword's manic delivery to the deadly Detroitisms of Diamond Version. A special mention goes out to Martyn for the swinging glory of "Red Dancers", a rough and ready jacker with bandy legs and bawdy acid in its veins.
Negativity (Traktor Remix Set)
Modeselektor & Sound Pellegrino Thermal Teram's Negativity track set up for immediate use with Traktor's remix decks
Techno
MTR 032TRS
24 Jun 13
$4.45
Negativity
MTR 032
01 Jul 13
Techno
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Negativity - (4:56) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Negativity (instrumental version) - (4:56) 128 BPM
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Played by: Aka Tell
Review: Long-time allies and electronic deviants Modeselektor and Sound Pellegrino joined forces for the direct and unflinching "Negativity" which surfaced on the latter's SND.PE Vol 1 compilation, and here the former give the track a release all of its own on 50 Weapons. The original track is centred around a deranged speech of comical bile while the musical construction stomps out a simple synth riff and straight-up jackhammer drums. Bambounou steps up for a remix that gets locked into a more detailed, snaking kind of rhythm peppered with robotic flecks of synth but focused largely on dextrous drums and whip-crack slithers of samples from the original.
Negativity (Instrumental Version)
MTR 032STEMS
03 Aug 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Negativity (instrumental version) - (4:56) 128 BPM
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