Munk Releases

24.08.2016

Out now: Munk – The Bolero Bunuel EP

The last two Munk releases (on Correspondant and Local Talk) already showed the new side of Mathias Modica’s musical output.
Instrumental, hypnotic, yet funky and tribal mid tempo tracks with almost no vocals.
Now Mr. Munk takes it a few steps further. He is flying his Techno into a Sun Ra Space. „The Bolero Bunuel“ is based on a jazzfunk bassline and some live drumming. The melodies remind of some strange arabian sci-fi things. „The Naked Baam“ reminds of the first Motorbass tracks, back from Paris 1995. Filterfunk! „The Oboe Onyx“ – Boards of Canada could have been somewhere in the studio when this was made. The beat is weird… not quantized. The classical instruments and melodic lines remind of some compositions of late Ligeti or P‰rt. This new Munk EP comes out with Remixes from Lauer and Red Axes.

Buy on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/the-bolero-bunuel-ep/1780477

19.04.2016

Munk – The Correspondant Gomma Joints

This vinyl EP is a collaboration between Paris label Correspondant and Germany’s Gomma records.
Remixes by Los Angeles’ finest psychedelic electronic producer Secret Circuit (Beats in Space records) and German shooting star Lauer (partner of Gerd Janson of Tuff City Kids).

Why this EP?

Gomma has a long history with the Paris scene. Mathias ‘Munk‘ Modica who runs Gomma (and sublabel Toy Tonics) has been living in France for many years. He worked with many parisian artists from DJ Chloe (on Munk’s first album „Aperitivo“ 2004) to the Ed Banger Crew or Black Strobe. Probably apart of Berlin there is no city in the world that saw more Gomma events than Paris. Seems only a project with Jennifer Cardini missed. So Jennifer invited Mathias last year to send over tracks. Decision was made fast. And so „Wurlitzer Wank“ and The „Bösus Bounce“ came out on Correspondant.

The other 2 tracks will come out on Gomma digitally later this year. For now: vinyl only.

The music: You can somehow call it influenced by psychedelic ideas and the 1990ies Detroit electro funk sound of labels like red planet or Gladio. Analogue instruments, funk loops made on a MPC and weird, sick synthesizer melodies. Reminds of the early Munk productions that had no vocals.

 

Buy on Juno:
www.juno.co.uk/products/munk-the-correspondant-gomma-joints/603837-01

 

27.03.2015

Munk – Chanson 3000: The Remix Compilation

Here is the collection of sick and effective remixes for the Munk album. Twelve killers – no fillers. All together out now as a package. HNNY, MIGUEL CAMPBELL, KOLOMBO, SOCIAL DISCO CLUB, LCAW, CAIO ZINI, the sweet german house maestros COEO, SATIN JACKETS and of course PURPLE DISCO MACHINE with their deep hit version of Deceiver. And of for the harder dancefloors there are DARIUS SYROSSIAN, PATRICK PULSINGER and PLASTIC PLATES whose versions caused panic on every dancefloor they have been played.

RELEASED
27 MARCH 2015

GET IT HERE:
www.junodownload.com/products/munk-chanson-3000-the-remix-compilation/2732268-02

02.03.2015

Munk – Cartoon Remixes

Cat#: Gomma 209
Release: 02 March 2015

Munk‘s album is out since two months and the response is euphoric. “Brilliant masterpiece!” (DJ Mag) “Essential album!” (Pitchfork) and “addictive music!” (Fader) – that’s how they call it. So it’s time for a new remix package. Legendary German techno producer Patrick Pulsinger comes up with a 126 bpm electronic funk version. Mike Simonetti of Italians Do It Better delivers a deeeeep house versions and newcomer kids COEO bring an effective house variation that will climb the Beatport house charts for sure.

Get it on Beatport:
pro.beatport.com/release/cartoon-remixes/1473789

08.12.2014

Munk – Deceiver (Gomma206)

The new Munk album Chanson 3000 has just been released.
Music press and blogs are writing euphoric reviews.
“Brilliant”, “A work of absolute beauty” ,”Weird, but beautful electronic pop” are just a few description from the UK press.

“Deceiver” is the new single. A mellow mid-tempo song – based on a strange, but driving, bass-heavy electronic beat, nasty synthlines and the absolute stunning voice of Lizzie Paige – the young American singer that performs all songs on the new Munk album along with London born vocalist Mona Lazette.

The new single comes along with a great video by Milan based directors PROJ3CTSTUDIO. And remixes by PURPLE DISCO MACHINE (Exploited), new German producer genius LCAW and a country house version by Mr Munk himself.

Get it on Beatport:
www.beatport.com/release/deceiver/1419866

28.10.2014

New MUNK album – out now!

Cat#: Gomma200
Release: 24 October 2014

“Chanson 3000″ is finally released! All songs feature the new Munk voices:
23 years old american upcoming talent LIZZIE PAIGE and London born MONA LAZETTE – who has been working with artists like Catz ‘N Dogz and Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) before. The music was all written by Mathias Modica and has been recorded over the last two years in Berlin. There has been little additional help by Ray Mang and Mark Ralph (Daniel Avery, Franz Ferdinand producer) on a few songs.

Already we receiving great feedback from all over the world.
Mixmag wrote: “It’s brilliant .. absolute beauty!”
The NME: “…Munk is like the German James Murphy.”
Tillmag: “..an amazing free flowing fusion of myriad styles. From experimental disco to pop electonica.”
Pitchfork: “You must not miss this.”
Wired: “Like Metronomy jamming with Caribou and Mr.Moroder…”

 

Listen to the full album on SPOTIFY:
www.open.spotify.com/album/5gGtrggUwCV8mSqJnCipb5

Buy
digital on
iTunes: www.bit.ly/1tEWDzC
Beatport: www.beatport.com/release/chanson-3000/1391547

12″ on
Juno: www.juno.co.uk/products/munk-chanson-3000/550863-01

15.08.2014

MUNK “Happines Juice” out now!

Mr. MUNK did the best summer anthem you can imagine.
Along with newcomer Mona Lazette – and some additional help by RAY MANG they recorded “HAPPINESS JUICE”.
The single comes on our friends’ label EXPLOITED records and will be part of Munk’s upcoming album “Chanson 3000″.
Remixes by magic SATIN JACKETS & MIGUEL CAMPBELL (Hot Creations).

The happy video was done by London based director Jade Mortimer.

18.02.2014

Munk on Under The Shade

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After his recent cooperation with Pachanga Boys’ Rebolledo - Mr. Munk continues his 2014 release marathon with a single on London’s finest house label Under The Shade. Label of Ben Pearce and other big names of last year’s house revival. The new single “Intimate Stranger” features again Berlin/Brixton supergirl Mona Lazette on the mic.

The song is a futuristic house tune with classic song structure, harmonies inspired by 60ies American soul songs and reminds a bit of the great pop composers such as Trevor Horn. The amazing voice of Mona Lazette and the beautiful chords of Gomma boss Munk create a completely new way of house music. This is not retro – it’s a new edge.

The single comes with remixes by Mammarella, Plastic Plates and Mercury.