29 December 2017
Monkeytown has been busy this year – 6 albums, numerous singles, label parties, the end of Moderat’s wordwide tour … Thanks to everyone who supported us – we’ll see you in 2018!
Listen / downoad our "Monkeytown 2017" compilation HERE!
FJAAK – FJAAK (January)
Resident Advisor: "As a collection of standalone tracks, FJAAK is impressive. It’s consistently fun, even at its darkest moments, and while the trio mess around with a lot of different forms, they still retain a sound of their own."
SHED – THE FINAL EXPERIMENT (March)
AllMusic: "Shed’s fans should be delighted; lovers of the classic Warp Records sound will feel like they’ve discovered a lost gem, and casual listeners of electronic music should find much to enjoy. This is a great album."
DARK SKY – OTHONA (April)
Boomkat: "Placed at the intersection of big room posh trance and more rugged, mongrel British and outernational bass musics, Othona does its thing with surefooted moves."
MODERAT – LIVE (June)
Groove Magazine: "Like no other act before, Moderat turned big rave emotions into stagy songs that made sense even far beyond the club."
SIRIUSMO – COMIC (September)
Musikexpress: " …. (“Comic” is) an ultra eclectic patchwork touching all possible forms of electronic music and questioning a couple of dance music conventions: the anthem, the kick drum, the drop."
GAJEK – ’17 (November)
Bleep: "Not what we were expecting from something new on Modeselektor’s label if we’re honest! Proper Ash Ra meets Ekoplekz vibes on the opening two tracks. The rhythmical whirring of 'Trage es weit' is a stand out too, some seriously interesting sound design going on with that one."
CEE – NOW & LATERS FEAT. HOMEBOY SANDMAN (November)
Boomkat: “Monkeytown looks much farther than usual with Malay producer Cee’s ruddy rub-n-tug groove vocal by Homeboy Sandman. Refreshingly stripped down and canny gear.”