What makes everybody’s darling duo Monkey Safari so special is surely their authenticity; with their striking debut album ‘Odyssey’, this meant producing the same kind of tracks they were playing as they toured nightclubs and festivals around the world, rather than simply a listening album. The result was a dance floor artwork. And while they may be perfectionists, they’re certainly no purists, carefully handpicking remixers they see as most capable of continuing their vision for the album.
Split in 3 separate EPs, ‘Odyssey Remixes – One’, ‘Two’, and ‘Three’ will be released in May, June, and July 2018, featuring reworks of the original album tracks by the master himself, Carl Cox, international stars Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Tensnake and Reboot, studio geniuses Dubspeeka, Hannes Bieger, ROD, and Phil Moffa, as well as up-and-coming talent Avidus, Trivmph, and Hommage label co-chief Karl Friedrich.
Guy J: “I Loved doing the remix for Monkey Safari. The Original had great elements to work with and after listening to all the album I was inspired to go in the direction I chose for the remix.”
Musumeci: “Boulogne Billancourt from Monkey Safari is that kind of track that combines perfect harmony and rhythm in a great blend that works great on the dancefloor. The chords in this music composition are epic but at the same time leave a lot of space for reconstruction using different point of views. When I first listened to the original version of Boulogne Billancourt I immediately felt between the lines of the music texture, a piano hook, and a strong acid bass synth, so I added them. The bass line I played in the intro and in the breakdown of my remix, simply reflects the original vibe but according to my vision of the track. It adds a bit of a suspended feeling right before going back to the action
with a more groovy drum and bass lines.“
Dubspeeka: “Being asked to lay hands on one track of the last Monkey Safari album was a big pleasure for me, as I have been a fan of their work for a while. Even though it was rather challenging, as the original is a perfectly produced floorkiller. So I tried to bring the track into a more dirty direction with a long breakdown, but without leaving the original`s idea too much. I hope people enjoy the results.”
Trivmph: “For our remix of ‚Sign’ we took a very minimalistic approach. The vocal should speak for itself and (in contrast
to the original) we were aiming for a less rave oriented version, for special moments at open airs…“