Monkeytown Readies New Releases from Moderat, Siriusmo, and Otto Von Schirach
- Words: Glenn Jackson
First up, Monkeytown will digitally issue the "Tipo Tropical" b/w "La Plancha" single from Otto Von Schirach on April 18. The eccentric—to put it lightly—electronic stalwart's latest effort is described as a "comic book" take on Miami bass, one that "has such a strong visual content, that even when listening to it on bad speakers you will hallucinate pictures of parrots, birds of paradise, and other likewise vivid tropical creatures." Dropping the following day, April 19, as part of Record Store Day, the label will also release a limited 10" from Siriusmo called "jaja" b/w "muckefuck." Siriusmo appears alone on the a-side effort, but the b-side will feature a collaboration between the German producer and Anstam, with the former artist describing the collaboration as a "mystical interaction between the woods and the sun."
Finally, May 16 will see Moderat's "Bad Kingdom"—a standout cut from the group's sophomore LP, II, released in the summer of 2013—remixed by Pampa boss DJ Koze and the always inventive Robag Wruhme. While no artwork has been shared for the remix 12", the artwork and tracklist for Otto Von Schirach's and Siriusmo's individual efforts for Monkeytown can be peeped below.
01 Tipo Tropical
02 La Plancha feat. Silverio
B muckefuck feat. Anstam
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