- Electro / Electronic
Monkeytown Records represents the independent german music label established in Berlin, Germany and founded by the two guys from Modeselektor, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, and the main idea was to create a platform for befriended artists.
In 2009, originally in order to give Siriusmo a musical home, Modeselektor founded Monkeytown Records. After two releases by Siriusmo, Modeselektor themselves had their first release on their home label - the first volume of their "Modeselektion" series.
Wildly diverse, infused with exuberance and inspired by a slap of the absurd, Modeselektorís inarguable grooves seem to emanate from every conceivable musical genre, creating a controlled chaos whose sonic expression elevates the eyebrows and heartbeats of critics and dance floors around the world. Modeselektor emerged out of the tangle of post-wall Berlin, monkey men with beats clenched between their teeth and ideas that would soon force music journalists to make up new words: bastard dancehall, euro crunk, acid rap, big bass techno, labstyle, happy metal, psychedelic electro. Like a jungle, their music is dense, textured and rich with sounds never experienced before, drawn from a production ethos of "create, distort, recycle." Modeselektorísappreciation for the absurd engenders an attitude of levity towards their music, refreshing in a world where "serious techno" has become a funny cliché.
Since then the label has gained much reputation and attracted artists from all over the world. However, the list of artists is rather small as the label is meant to be a real home base for its artists, with all possible artistic freedom and a fair relationship between artist and label.
Quote: "Anything Pharell Williams does, we can do better."
Sublabel: 50 Weapons.
Monkeytown's artists roster is formed by Modeselektor, Moderat, Siriusmo, Mouse on Mars, Lazer Sword, eLan, Lazer Sword, Otto von Schirach and more to come!