Impelled by an insatiable hunger to impose their musical concepts on the unsuspecting (yet inevitably thankful) masses, the visionary electronic circus ringmasters Monosurround are finally poised to unleash the latest act in their three-ring spectacle. With the unveiling of MS Records, the minds behind the madness have founded the platform from which they will boldly announce their decrees to ears and dancefloors across the world, bringing together their own music with selections and remixes from a carefully selected cache of fellow producers.
For the labelʼs inaugural blast, label heads Ramtin A. and Erik S. have chosen one of their biggest hits of recent years – the title track from their scorching album “Hello World” – as the springboard for a complete musical overhaul by a collection of their current favorite studio wizards.
Monosurround kick off the four-track vinyl EP with their own dancefloor-chasing Club Rework of “Hello World”, a blazing electro-house affair bristling with energy and doused in overdriven acid. An audacious and playfully malicious bassline, massive enough to cause any soundfield to burst at its seams, carries the song through a series of effects-laden crescendos expertly designed for evoking maximum effect.
France-based duo The Gilles de la Tourette Conspiracy strip the track down to its bare bones, rebuilding an ominous and tense techno number which seamlessly blends a simple string arrangement with rumbling low-frequency atmospherics to craft a piece of minimál noire.
English artist The Big Robot imports a taste of tech-funk from the Isles, presenting a squeaky number that rides a massive chopped bass and defiant metallic riffs through a series of heavily cut samples and shredded synths, manufacturing an electrifying trip for any lucky enough to find themselves within earshot.
Hungarian indie-infusion artist Adam Landon adds the final touch to the EP with his incomparable mish-mash of influences, creating a rock-tinged electroid number that surfs on the edge of combustion while keeping just one finger barely hanging on to the right side of chaos.
As a bonus to the digital-friendly DJs and listeners, the tracks from the vinyl release will be packaged with four additional remixes and released as a digital compilation. A lush, relaxed tech-house interpretation from French newcomer Mazel Source provides a subtly twisted soundtrack for the after-hours while BRM and Azgas each throw their own sense of fun into a pair of breakbeat-inspired remixes for the prime hours. Closing the digital compilation is German abstract beat extraordinaire Xyqph with deliciously mangled reconstruction that defies definition and stands alone in its daring uniqueness.
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