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ARTIST
TITLE
Illuminate
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MONKEY 043LP MONKEY 043LP
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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2014

Double LP version. Housed in a gatefold sleeve. Having received wide critical acclaim for his remixes of Bonobo and Andreya Triana, and award-winning DJ mix for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel series, Alex Banks spent two years in the studio working on his latest album Illuminate. After meeting 50weapons' Phon.o when they played together in Zurich in 2013, the link to Monkeytown was made. These 10 tracks explode with vitality, flecked with subtlety and depth, at once utterly contemporary but tinged with all the genres and flavors he's ever dipped into. The single, All You Could Do, for instance, replete with a Phon.o remix, comes on like a pin-sharp glitch-hop Esben & The Witch, but elsewhere "Sheya" throbs like Art Department's deep house at a dubstep convention, opener "Silent Embrace" is a silky match for the likes of London Grammar and Jesse Ware, and the bouncing "Initiate" is pitched midway between what Maceo Plex and James Holden are up to. All in all, it's a potent brew.