Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Release - KIR254 - Bo Knows Disco w/ Remixes by Monk3ylogic and Direct Input + Monk3ylogic Interview

The train kept running all night long and it was pounding out big bad breakbeats all along the way, next stop KIR254. Keeping your baskets full and your speakers bumping,  Kick It is continuing to bring you fresh faces with fresh beats and this time around is no different.

US native Bo Scott aka Scott Saunders brings us “Bo Knows Disco”, a funked up Breakbeat groover with a catchy bassline and an Old School feel.  Tripped out vox add a touch of psycadelia to the mix as the energy continues to build. Even our old friend Mr. Speak and Spell makes a cameo for a bit of nostalgia.

First up on remix duties we have Monk3ylogic with their wicked psy-infused and techy stormer. Starting off with tweaked out vocals, the big and beefy Monk3ylogic beat quickly makes itself known. Zaps and bleeps a plenty as they beat you about the ears with their crafty and cunning stylings and heavy rolling bassline.

Rounding things out, Direct Input returns to Kick It with the friendliest mix of the bunch. Laid back with hints of tech and trance mixed in and buzzing low-ends providing the bass for a wicked feel good tuna.

"Bo Knows Disco" is out today exclusively on Juno Download and will be available on all other digital sites next week, June 28th.

Support From

Farace - "Loving the whole pack!" Especially feeling the Monk3ylogic and Direct Input remixes, will find a spot in the bag for both."

Yreane - "Monk3ylogic remix is doing the business for me."

Mobius - "Like the Monk3ylogic mix best of the 3."

Diistortiion - "Really feeling the Monk3ylogic and Direct Input remixes on this one. BANGING!!"

Bass Reflections - "It''s the original all the way for me. Good release, big dance vibes as always, will be supporting for sure!"

DJ Rip - "Great! Especially like the Monk3ylogic remix!"

TJFX - "Hello Bass!"

Kwerk - "I'd shake my Kwerk to this, awesome!"

Distorsion Records - "Dope Stuff!"

SK-2 - "Another awesome release!! Lovin the Monk3ylogic remix the most, will be dropping this on my radio show tonight for sure!!"

   KIR254 - Bo Knows Disco Previews by Kick It Recordings

Monk3ylogic Interview

1. – At what age did you first find yourself gravitating towards electronic music and who were some of the artists outside of Electronic music that influenced that?

Around our early to mid teens, artists like the Prodigy, Orbital, the Orb, Underworld, all had heavy influences on us.

2. – What was your very first Album? How about CD?

Amazingly for both of us the first album bought was Prodigy - Music for the jilted generation (We didn’t know each other back then). Will bought the tape version and I bought the Vinyl version  so yes we are both old enough to be pre-CD :-)

3. – How did you first get involved with the Electronic music culture and what was the first event that you attended?

Mike: I remember being on a school trip somewhere and someone handed me a jumping Jack Flash tape for my Walkman (Hardcore) and I have been hooked to Dance Music ever since. The First gig I went to was a Hardcore event (Dance Planet) in the mid 90's when I was 16.

Will:  I've pretty much always listened to electronic music, my dad listened to loads of Kraftwerk records and all my favorite music growing up was electronic. I didn't start going to dance music events until a few years later though, the first proper event I went to was a warehouse party in Amsterdam in 1997.

4. – Where was your favorite gig that you have had to date?

Our favorite gig still to date was our debut performance at Waveform festival 2009, no one new anything about us at the time and the reaction during and after the set was amazing.

5. - Who have you been most proud to play alongside?

Not so much alongside but we played at the same time as Hallucinogen at the Halcyon night club in the O2 Arena London (The best club we have ever played at). For both of us in terms of psychedelic Simon Posford and Sphongle has been hugely influential to both of us.

6. - Where would you most like to play that you have not yet?

For us it would have to be the major Psy events like Boom, Universo Paralello, Burning Man and Rainbow Serpent that all have major alternative stages. Both of us have been to a few of them over the years and like many artists we have stood in the crowd and thought we would love to be up there.  Another would be Glastonbury festival however we will fortunately be realizing that one this summer.

7. - What is your favorite tune you have released?

For both of us it would be "Into the Burgh" but only just :-)…  The recently released "Bass Effex" track is very close as the original version of that was written by Will in 2008 and was the reason we started writing together. The version that is released now is version 4 but that is a whole other story.

8. - Who is your favorite EDM artist? How about outside of EDM?

Again our answer for this is identical :-) in EDM our All time favorite would have to be the Prodigy. In recent times though it would be Far Too loud when Ollie and Dom where together, very few artists get to define a genre especially now and  early Far Too Loud did just that, incredible stuff.

9. - Who are some artists you would like to collaborate with in the future?

There is quite a few but from our scene it would be great to work with people like Hedflux, Neurodriver and Far Too Loud, however these things are hard to sort out even when all parties agree to it :-). We have been trying to sort out a time to get into the studio with Orzils Machine for some time now but it is hard to get all of us in the same studio at the same time. We have been luckily enough to sort out time with OOOD recently and I have to say watch this space with our collaboration with OOOD, that one worked out very nicely :-)

10. - What is your preferred software for producing? Hardware?

The main DAW we use is FL Studio however we also write in Ableton. This seems to be the common ground with a lot of producers these days.

11. - What life lessons has the music industry taught you?

It has definitely tested our resolve and determination. Its like any industry you are trying to be successful in, it requires some hard work. However it does give you a license to play hard as well. :-)

12. – What does the future hold for Monk3ylogic?

We are hoping it keeps going at the pace it is currently. We have been fortunate enough to be booked for Glade Festival and (Arcadia Stage) Glastonbury Festival this summer, so hopefully we can get to do the big UK festivals and European festivals more regularly as well as gigs and festivals further a field. We are currently in early discussions with people on the American West Coast to do a mini tour, so hopefully things like this will happen soon.

Bo Scott on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bizzybo

Bo Scott on Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/bo_scott

Monk3ylogic on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Monk3ylogic

Monk3ylogic on Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/monk3ylogic

Direct Input on Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/directinput

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