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It’s summer time and you know what that means? SUPER HOUSE! In the same vein as Andhim, Super Flu and their Monaberry label,
Dance Monster is thriiled to be bringing out Monkey Safari!
Riding in with the power to deliver sunshine to world’s rainiest open air events, Monkey Safari bring rays of light to whatever dance floors they cast their shimmering spell on.
Hailing from Halle, Germany, the brothers Lars and Sven kicked off their quest as Monkey Safari in 2008, launching the musical collaboration, along with their What!What! Records imprint, with “Saturday Night Fish.” Another non sequitur, a club called Charles Bronson, came a year later, giving the siblings a tree house to call home. Owning their own ecosystem within their former East German habitat allowed Monkey Safari to expand their family, with similar species such as Super Flu and their Monaberry imprint now fully part of the family.
This evolution, however, didn’t happen so quickly. Brothers since birth, Lars went first down the DJing path with his hip-hop obsession, followed by Sven who developed a taste for UK big beat. Determined to find common ground in their communal appetite for Gangstarr and Guns ‘N Roses, they conceived a youth-powered party, Electric Ballroom, that brought indie/alternative in one room together with electronic sounds in the other.
They continue to function with that separate-but-equal ethos today, with Lars gathering sounds in the studio while Sven hunts tunes for their DJ sets. But the sum of this two- man tribe exceeds its individual parts. No wonder their 2012 hit “Hi Life,” received Pete Tong’s coveted Essential New Tune blessing before sharing CD space on Ministry of Sound’s Chilled House Session compilation series with stars like Royksopp, MK, Disclosure and Hot Since 82.
The Monkey’s special sonic stew is a flavor favored by DJs such as Sven Väth, Joris Voorn, Pete Tong, Tensnake, or Jaques Lu Cont but it’s always best when served fresh by the simian chefs themselves, who dish it with enough spice to fuel fires on famed dance floors like Space Ibiza, Watergate Berlin, Revolver Melbourne, Social Club Paris, Fuse Club Belgium, DGTL Festival Amsterdam, and Fusion Festival Berlin.
2015 sees the brothers swinging to new trees, retiring their previous labels to focus on their new Hommage imprint. It will also unveil their second full-length album. But the mandate remains the same, sending sunny vibes to make even the darkest dance floors smile.
For over fifteen years DJ Eldon has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest DJs, such as Derrick Carter, Francois K, Frankie Knuckles, Deep Dish, Sasha, Josh Wink, Dave Seaman and Mark Farina.
Eldon started his DJ career as an on-air radio personality for WWRL-AM / WBLS-FM – New York at the age of eighteen.
His nights including Groove Lounge in Albuquerque, and World in Santa Fe, gained him international attention in the music industry and landed him a coveted spot as a dance chart reporter for Billboard Magazine. He was responsible for Martini Thursdays at The Martini Grille in Albuquerque, and the sound system design and initial musical direction at Santa Fe’s hot spot of the day, Swig.
He currently plays various nights at Albuquerque’s and Santa Fe’s underground dance clubs. Also a producer of club events and raves, he has brought over fifty internationally known djs to the state of New Mexico, including Masters at Work, Mark Farina, Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, DJ Dan, Doc Martin, Jeno, Garth, and Marques Wyatt.
Spoolius is a synthesis of two minds that enjoys wandering off in the desert, dancing ferociously, pushing buttons, playing in the mountains, savoring the sun rise, kick drums & blueberry basslines, making friends & telling jokes, burritos, tight pants, no pants, Sports, sharing, techno music, fires, talking about everything & nothing, exploring & expanding, not techno music, other people who like dancing ferociously, and freaks. Spoolius is eager to rejoice and be merry with you somewhere soon