THATMANMONKZ RELEASES FIRST EP ON HIS NEW SHADELEAF IMPRINT
New label SHADELEAF launches with a seriously strong release from rising talent THAT MAN MONKZ.
‘Burnin’ Up’ sees him team up with superb Steel City vocalist D’Nae for a proper slice of raw, electronic soul Submerged Basic Channel sonics meet uplifting keys, Disco guitar licks and a groove that won’t stop with D’nae laying down one of her effortless and unique vocals.
Fellow Sheffiield resident Chris Duckenfield did a scissors and tape job on Burnin’ Up for personal use – bringing the tracks Techno underbelly to the fore and riding those distinctive vocals over a more straight up arrangement. That Man Monkz loved the version so much, he insisted on including it here!
On the flip we get the wonderful ‘Luv Goes Round N Round’
Heavyweight 21st century sample house that doffs its cap to the Detroit masters of the genre, but brings a little extra rough and rugged vibe to proceedings.
This is a smokin hot 12′ that we’ll be playing for a long time to come, Instant classic.
Keep a very close eye on this shadeeeee new label, Looking forward to the next release already.