Monkey Safari – Palomar
Not six months after their last outing on Get Physical, Monkey Safari are back with two more of their perfectly playful house tunes.
For the best part of the last decade now, Lars Rühlemann and Sven Fröhlich have been serving up a quirky and curious take on house music that has brought real character to the dance floor. They have put out three absorbing full-lengths as well as almost thirty EPs, and have made their Hommage label a vital one in the process. Get Physical has also become a regular home for them and they come correct on the German label once more here.
Opener ‘Palomar’ is a superbly slow-burning house bubbler. The lush drums get you in the groove then exotic vocals rise out of the mix next to lush chords to infuse you with real soul. It’s a track to get the whole floor under a majestic spell.
Second offering ‘Artifact’ is a more tribal tinged tech house tune with rolling snares and chunky drums. Chanting vocals join the mix to pump the groove even more and make this the sort of endless house groove to lock crowds in the moment.
These are two more hugely effective and charismatic tunes from Monkey Safari.