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Monstart Vol​.​5 [MNSTRT013]

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Sheik - Vera 04:58


We are proud to present to you our newest release : MONSTART VOL.5 [MNSTRT013]

Including 10 original club music tracks by talented producers from all around the world. What is the club ? What are feelings inside ? We tried to think what club music will be in 2017, each track represents a particular feeling made, a certain attitude and atmosphere, but it boils down to one thing, the tracks are made to dance and nothing else. Simple.

" Montpellier and Paris-based clubnight and label Monstart follow up from a stellar 2016 crammed full of eclectic releases, parties and Rinse France shows with their 5th compilation to date. Headed up by one of France’s finest DJs, Ouanounou and visionary dancer Chatte Chatoyante, “Monstart Vol. 5” is a love letter to the club and the physical experiences it can offer. Having cut their teeth as promoters before forming the label, there’s a performative element to everything they put out which makes it hard not to bust a groove when you hear a Monstart track. As Ouanounou notes, ‘Dance and music must be associated for us, we can’t even imagine a party without more than just DJs performing.’

Building on their vision of an international club sound that represents artists from all around the world, the release features artists from Lithuania, Zambia, Germany, Russia, USA, Denmark and, of course, France. Whilst compilations of Night Slugs-esque club tracks from multiple nationalities has become a stereotyped calling card for small labels like Monstart, what makes this album stand apart from the sea of ‘club-comps’ is how much freedom the producers are given to explore their own sound and identity; pushing the genre to it’s limits. Each track represents a particular feeling, a certain attitude or atmosphere but always it boils down to one focal point; these tracks are made to make you dance and sweat.

Ryan Wick kicks off the release with “U & I,” which deftly marries percussive UK funky drumbeats with breathy vocal samples. Elsewhere on the release Paradoxe Club’s De Grandi creates an afrobeat-inspired synth workout on “Global” and Hyperboid’s Fisky delivers a trippy house track crammed full of endlessly stuttering delay effects on “Rontonda.” Hexagon Dub’s Sheik rounds things off with Vera, showcasing his unmistakably British ear for an ominous bassline and unexpected counterpoints throughout.

For the Monstart founders, ‘a world must be created within music to give people a unique and new experience to remember.’ This compilation fully realizes this desire to highlight dance music’s spatial and atmospheric elements. Turn it up loud and dive into the Monstart world. "

Mastering : contact@clubcanthear.com / Jared Leopard.

The artwork is made by Random Lab & Atelier 808 two french creative studios.

Premiered on Pack London - Supported by Akito, Amy Becker, Chambray, Mungo, Poté & more !



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Once Ouanounou’s and Chatte Chatoyante teeth were cutted as promoters, Monstart was born. Renown Dj and visionary dancer, they decided to infuse their science of the scene into everything they touched, making Monstart hard to miss when you like to groove.

Each EP is a love letter to the clubbing and physical experiences it offers.
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