Following on from the release of their stand out track ‘Oxy’ on Bedrock’s recent ‘Frenquencies’ compilation, German Brothers Monkey Safari return to the label this January to drop their ‘Obscura EP’.
Owners of both Hommage, releasing material from the likes of Kölsch, Moby, Guy Gerber and more, and Halle’s Charles Bronson club, German duo and brothers Monkey Safari have emerged and firmly established themselves as a key pairing within the worlds of house and techno. Following on from the release of their highly anticipated album ‘Odyssey’, which will undergo a rework from a series of big name remixers in 2018, the duo return to John Digweed’s illustrious Bedrock this January to deliver their first full EP on the label.
Title track ‘Obscura’ opens proceedings in emphatic fashion as the duo launch straight into the action. Driving basslines, scintillating synth leads and ethereal yet haunting chants all go to work to reveal a dynamic and striking lead cut. Next up is ‘Prex’, a more reduced and stripped back affair, which sees the focus shifted towards organic percussion patterns and hypnotic stabs, sculpting a production seamlessly balanced in both suspense and energy.
Closing the EP, ‘Antilog’ unveils the most groove-focused production on the package as swirling synths flow amongst off kilter, eerie sonics and rich sub-tones to punctuate yet another impressive package from Monkey Safari and Bedrock.
Monkey Safari ‘Obscura’ EP is out on Bedrock on 22nd January 2018.
No public previews as of yet but check out Monkey Safari’s ‘Oxy’ below in the meantime.