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15.05.2017

Munk

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Mathias is working in Berlin currently. Doing an album with a German Indie Rock singer. They are making a weird mix of Funk, Disco and electronic Pop with German lyrics. First single out in winter. Also he is recording an electronic jazz album with a some young German musicians. Takes time…
Meanwhile you can listen to his Jazz, Latin and Funk vinyl collection here: Summer vibes.
https://soundcloud.com/munkgomma/munks-jazz-head-mix-no3

30.01.2017

RIP Jaki Liebezeit

It’s so sad.. In december the legendary drummer of CAN, Jaki Liebezeit, was in the studio with Mathias Modica to record the drums for Mathias’ instrumental Jazzelectronics album, coming out this summer. And now suddenly he died. We recommend to listen to ALL CAN albums in case you didn’t know them yet.
Mathias had an interview with german Radio Puls about the recording session:
http://www.br.de/puls/musik/bands/interview-ueber-jaki-liebezeit-100.html

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

28.04.2016

Official video: Munk – The Wurlitzer Wank

Munk‘s last single for his release on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label just came out on vinyl. The lead track gets heavy support. From Soul Clap to &ME, Axel Boman or Massimiliano Pagliara… so much love for the song.
So we decided to make a video. Shot in the dirty Sonora Market from Mexico City. Filmed by Kapote.

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

 

14.03.2016

Gomma Podcast #130 – Munk Winter Mix

Here comes – a bit late, as always – Mathias Modica’s winter mixtape. But as we know he was busy with other stuff: Releasing two EPs on Local Talk and Correspondant and producing a lot of new music that will come out in 2016. On this mixtape the Munk man serves a quite easy trip through
current soulful house and broken beat goodies. Starting with Tom Misch and Jack J, in a nasty red light bar mood and ending in a trippy space with Berlin’s very own Montezuma’s Revenge and some ethnic downtempo music.

Tracklist:
1 Tom Misch & Bearcubs – Colours of Freedom
2 Jack J – Something On My Mind
3 Munk – Hot Medusa (Kai Alce Remix)
4 Soledrifter – The Beat Inside
5 Hess is More – Youarenotaprimate (Munk Remix)
6 Martin Lewis – Do it
7 Rhode & Brown – Whistleblower (Hodini Remix)
8 Black Sience Orchestra – New Jersey Deep
9 Haaksman – Rename The Street
10 Nicola Cruz – La Cosecha
11 Los Massieras – We Don’t Need.
11 William S. Burroughs – Did I Ever Tell You
12 Montezuma’s Revenge (White Label)

16.12.2015

Munk on Local Talk

Our Gomma head honcho Mr. Munk has been invited to make some releases on labels of friends… and so he did: He just released an EP on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label. Now he comes with a release on Local Talk: “Hot Medusa” including a remix by Kai Alce.
Check one track here. Jazz comes back. Big time.

16.12.2015

New Disco movie including Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Munk

German TV produced an one hour documentary about Disco – Now & Then.
A long part of the film talks about Munich and the influence the city had on the evolution of Disco.
The movie includes a long interview with Mathias Modica/ Munk. If you speak german – watch it.

Munk part:

Here the whole movie.