02 Spooky (The Hacker remix)
03 Sigminder ft. MTH
04 Sigminder ft. MTH (La Dame Noir remix)
05 Sigminder ft. MTH (Vosper remix)
06 Spooky (Assault on Meant 15 edit)
Label: MEANT Records
Release date: 4th February 2013 (vinyl) / 18th February 2013 (digital)
Early DJ Supports: Maceo Plex, Chloe, Daniel Avery, My Favorite Robot, Justin Robertson, Ewan Pearson, Agoria, Laurent Garnier, Acid Washed, Populette, DC Salas, Paul Loraine, Danny Benedettini, Vosper, Craig Richards, Bozzwell, Jonny Cruz, Xpress2, Tim Paris, Pete Herbert, Munk, Scratch Massive, Matt Walsh, Sean Johnston…
Release info: French label Meant has had a great run of things in 2012 with standout release from Vosper, Rework and Remain vs Populette getting love from DJs across the board and extensive press support. Now the imprint looks to an act that have already proved their worth with previous releases, the excellent Monoblok & PSLKTR.
Monoblok & PSLKTR have been working together since 2009 and have been responsible for releases on Notorious Elektro and Lebensfreude Records as well as of course the Meant label. Their unique take on the modern sound of electro has given them a loyal fan base and this latest release with its intense feel and stellar remix selection is certain to attract plenty of attention.
The EP kicks off with title track ‘Spooky’, a rolling, dark edged affair that melds element of electro and techno into a cut that is intense from beginning to end. Vocoded vocals, off kilter synth parts and nagging top lines tie the record together and make for a rollercoaster of a listen! The original is accompanied by a remix from French production heavyweight Michel Amato AKA The Hacker who turns into a full bore, old school electro workout that is simply stunning.
The flipside of the vinyl gets going with ‘Sigminder’ featuring MTH, a brooding and squelchy electronic workout that walks a balanced line between dark and light with its swirling FX and close to distortion synth riffs, quality stuff. The remix duties on ‘Sigminder’ are handed to LaDameNoir who deliver a hypnotic reworking that retains much of the original character whilst very much stamping it’s own sound on things.
There are 2 digital exclusives, the Vosper remix of ‘Sigminder’ which delivers some quality techno and the ‘Assault on Meant 15 edit’ of Spooky that offers up some slo-mo soundtrack action.