What makes everybody’s darling duo Monkey Safari so special is surely their authenticity; with their striking debut album ‘Odyssey’ on their own label Hommage, this meant producing the same kind of tracks they were playing as they toured nightclubs and festivals around the world, rather than simply a listening album. The result was a dance floor artwork. And while they may be perfectionists, they’re certainly no purists, carefully handpicking remixers they see as most capable of continuing their vision for the album.
Split in 3 separate EPs, ‘Odyssey Remixed – One’ , ‘Two’ , and ‘Three’ will be released over three months and volume One already made an impact in May, featuring reworks of the original album tracks by the master himself, Carl Cox , alongside Reboot, Hannes Bieger, ROD, and Avidus.
Volume Two is of equal strength in terms of quality. Opening with a new interpretation from Musumeci led by a stand out acid line and welcoming emotive piano chords to sit alongside the original sounds, it sets the tone perfectly for the release.
Further reworks are provided by Guy J, Trivmph, and Hommage label co-chief Karl Friedrich. But a firm favourite for us on the release is the stripped down, groovy techno sound of Bristol producer Dubspeeka.
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