There's been plenty of interest in Swedish combo Monitor 66 since they made their debut on House of Disco last summer with the much-played and well-loved "Triscuits". Here, they return to David Magnier's label with another four slices of woozy, picturesque, synth-heavy deep house. Their formula - twiddly synths, chunky bottom end, soft-touch production and R&B vocal samples - gets pulled in different directions, but largely remains intact throughout. The impressively melodic and wonderfully pretty "Virago" impresses most, though the bubbling nu-disco brightness of "Vitae" is arguably the most floor-friendly of the quartet. In truth, it's all good, and should earn them even greater recognition.
The hype surrounding Swedish trio Monitor 66 can't have passed you by. If it has, then this debut single for House of Disco is as good a place as any to start. It pitches them as vaguely Balearic deep house heroes with a passion for cut-up R&B vocals, cheery nu-disco synths and chiming melodies. What they're doing isn't particularly new, but it is very now. Hence the hype, presumably. "Tricsuits" is pretty good, though, and comes with a range of hard-hitting remixes. There's the cascading late night deepness-meets-warehouse bass of the Dead Rose Music Company rework, a perfectly pitched tweak from PBR Streetgang, and a fantastically over-blown rework from Roberto Rodriguez. The latter is so large it's almost comically camp.