A1 thatmanmonkz - Manna for Poppa , A2 thatmanmonkz – Intrinsic Divine
B1 thatmanmonkz & Clyde Phalanx - Space Jam 2017 , B2 thatmanmonkz – Evolver
Sheffield’s thatmanmonkz is quite the sonic force to be reckoned with. With an impressive discography across the board, dropping his most recent album “Columbusing” on Delusions of Grandeur in 2016 and running his own successful imprint “Shadeleaf”, we’re very happy to welcome him to Dirt Crew and present his latest EP “Shade Throw”.
Kicking things off rough and ready in true Detroit “Hight Tech Jazz” style, “Manna for Poppa” is a Saxed up dance floor bomb ready for the taking. “Intrinsic Divine”, a sonically soaring breakbeat outing lightens the mood a little, think classic trip hop meets modern deep house. The cinematic string arrangement is accompanied by freestyle piano and licks of ad-libbed sax over a steady kit.
“Space Jam 2017” sees thatmanmonkz team up with New York City’s Clyde Phalanx to create a pure psyched up space house outing. We can picture this one over a sun-drenched Balearic scenery or deep in a dark and smokey basement somewhere. Jazzy freestyle drums underpin a live guitar improvisation that gets truly nasty on this interplanetary journey. Slow and sexy is the tempo for the closing track. “Evolver” is a soulful disco burner reminiscent of Idjut Boys, grooving along with smooth RnB vocals and salacious keys while intoxicating strings lift the energy to pure cosmic goodness.