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ARTIST
TITLE
Mean Friend Vol. 2
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
MONKEY 112-2EP MONKEY 112-2EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/25/2021

Modeselektor's new Extended mixtape (MONKEY 111CD/CS) consists of 27 previously unreleased tracks, and while the Berlin duo of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary do want those tunes to be heard within the context of the mix, they've also decided that it wouldn't be right to keep all of those tracks to themselves. Over the next few months, the pair will be releasing a series of EPs, each one built around a different Extended highlight. The sludgy post-punk of "Brush Your Teeth Mean Friend" features the angular bass riffs of Shellac's Bob Weston alongside the rapid-fire drumming of Sepultura co-founder Iggor Cavalera. "Un Amigo Malo" taps the brakes, transforming the song into a woozy, quasi-hip-hop cut. On the remix front is Bristol noiseniks Giant Swan and experimental explorer Telefon Tel Aviv DJ Stingray putting their own stamp on "Mean Friend". Although the original song is clearly potent on its own, the real thrill of the Mean Friend EP is hearing how all of these artists -- Modeselektor included -- harness the track's chaotic energy and usher its jagged rhythms in bold new directions.