Monkeytown Records (Record label)
Monkeytown Records is a Berlin-based record label for electronic dance music, founded by Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (Modeselektor) in 2010. Since more than ten years Modeselektor have been exploring contemporary dance music. Finding an intuitive and authentic approach, they managed to go beyond the boundaries of genres, creating electronic music that is atmospheric and entertaining. This approach is not only reflected in their own work, but is the policy of their own label Monkeytown Records as well. Their first release, the compilation Modeselektion Vol.1 featuring 18 tracks by artists including Shed, Apparat, Ramadanman and Digital Mystikz’ Male, already showed, were Monkeytown Records is heading. An exciting attempt that just begun.
Monkeytown Records in Reviews
Music Review | posted 16.08.2012
Otto von Schirach
Otto von Schirach’s debut for Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records is quite wound up musically. In no time at all, it’s jumping through all possible genres of bass-music.
Music Review | posted 10.05.2012
Lazer Sword
The new album by Lando Kal and Low Limit a.k.a. Lazer Sword can either be danced to with courage or stared at in disbelief. Either way, it’ll get its attention.
Music Review | posted 03.04.2012
Mouse On Mars
The beats are pumping, melodies are gliding and the noise is given space: »Parastrophics« is an acid-soaked ride to hell and back through the world of electronic music.
Music Review | posted 29.09.2011
On Monkeytown, Modeselektor are mixing up various styles of club-music. Still, they’ve come up with a surprisingly homogenous album.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 31.10.2021
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music Review | posted 29.10.2021
Gate Of Klüna
Japanese trio Kuunatic debut on Glitterbeat with »Gate of Klüna,« a literally otherworldly psych-rock masterpiece.
Music News | posted 20.09.2021
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.
Music List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-Year review 2021
Top 50 Albums
Much like every cloud has its silver lining, this year had some fantastic music to offer – something to hold on to in difficult times. These were the 50 best albums released on vinyl in 2021.