Artist: Monkey Safari
Remixers: Carl Cox, Avidus, Reboot, Rod, Hannes Bieger
Title: Odyssey Remixed One
Cat No: Home026
Release Date: 18th May 2018 (Beatport) | 1st June 2018
What makes everybody’s darling duo Monkey Safari so special is surely their authenticity; with their striking debut album ‘Odyssey’, this meant producing the same kind of tracks they were playing as they toured nightclubs and festivals around the world, rather than simply a listening album. The result was a dance floor artwork. And while they may be perfectionists, they’re certainly no purists, carefully handpicking remixers they see as most capable of continuing their vision for the album.
Split into 3 separate EPs, ‘Odyssey Remixes – One’, ‘Two’, and ‘Three’ will be released in Bieger, Rod, and Phil Moffa, as well as up-and-coming talent Avidus, Trivmph, and Hommage label co-chief Karl Friedrich.
“Being a fan of Monkey Safari, it was a pleasure to do this mix for them, this track was the one that got me, the moodiness, power and the layers of sound, is musical art to me. I just wanted to compliment what they have always done and make a Coxy version, by reversing the bassline and slamming the drums. I am so happy that you guys like it. I am playing it out and it’s moving the floor.” – Carl Cox
“Being asked to lay hands on one track of the last Monkey Safari album was a big pleasure for me, as I have been a fan of their work for a while. Even though it was rather challenging, as the original is a perfectly produced floor killer. So I tried to bring the track into a more dirty direction with a long breakdown, but without leaving the original`s idea too much. I hope people enjoy the results.” – Reboot
“Thanks to the great original parts, both my remixes flowed out of my system quite naturally. I was happy to do two completely different remixes. Where ‘Prologue’ is more about peak-time techno-energy, with ‘Sign’ I tried to create a much more psychedelic underwater-ish vibe which I think worked out quite well with that soothing vocal.” – Rod
“For our remix of ‘Sign’, we took a very minimalistic approach. The vocal speaks for itself and in contrast to the original, we were aiming for a less rave oriented version, for special moments at open airs.” – Avidus
“The studio work connected me with Monkey Safari now for quite a long time, as I have also mixed the Odyssey Album with the original tracks. I generally like their music a lot, as many of them are musically on my wavelength. During the mixing session for Ctrl X I used my Moog Modular just for fun and jammed something into the almost finished track which the boys apparently liked a lot. I rarely do that in the studio that I kind of cross a line and start to play to a client’s project. I respect original projects a lot and usually don’t want to impose myself on anyone. But in this case, I just got so inspired – and the boys too.” – Hannes Bieger
01. Monkey Safari – Energie (Carl Cox Pure Remix)
02. Monkey Safari – Sign (Avidus Remix)
03. Monkey Safari – Helios (Reboot’s Hell IOS Rework) 4 – Monkey Safari – Prologue (Rod Remix)
05. Monkey Safari – Ctrl X (Hannes Bieger Remix