Munk is the musical project of Gomma label co-founder, Mathias Modica.
“Until last year, Modica was mainly known as a DJ with good feeling and knowledge of both old freaked out disco records and new house music. Since 2008 he has been touring with a four person live band. The band is something like a German All-Star Disco band: featuring Modica on keyboards, Pollyester on bass, Ben Mono on guitar and Berlin’s superdrummer Jens Dohle on drums.
Right now Mathias is living in Marseille and Berlin where he is producing other bands (Die Sterne etc.) and working on his new Munk album and remixes for Yeasayer, Riva Starr, Etienne de Crécy, Voltage, Danton Eeprom, Moshi Moshi and Institubes.” Fulljoy this amazing remix from Rio de Janiero’s The Twelves, Bless!
Last year BamaLoveSoul teamed up with producer Sam Champ to bring you one of the most celebrated remix albums on the net. Now they’re reconnecting to bring you the instrumentals from the remix EP plus two additional instrumentals. Look out for Sam to co-produce an album with Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble due to be released early next year, as well as a solo project featuring a few MCs and vocalists. Also, I want to give special shout outs to DJ Rahdu and Dj Center for their involvement on the project, much respect!
Download the Remix EP HERE and get the instrumentals HERE
“Breaking into the industry on the back of this 1999 remix of Bob Marley’s ‘Sun Is Shining’, Funkstar De Luxe has proved himself to be a consistent and high-quality remixer and a producer with great ability.
Funkstar De Luxe was born Martin Ottesen. He played keyboard in a funk band throughout the 1990s but bands like Kraftwerk opened his eyes and ears to the potential of synthesisers and samplers.
His remix of ‘Sun Is Shining’ blew up around the world. It sold over 1 Million copies worldwide, went Gold in South Africa, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark, Silver in France and the UK and was licensed to a massive number of compilation albums. The single stayed at 1 for 3 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Dance Chart and remained on the chart for more than a year.
‘Sun Is Shining’ was named ‘Track Of The Season’ on Ibiza and Funkstar De Luxe performed the track at the 2000 World Music Awards in Monaco where he was also presented with an award for ‘The World’s Best Selling Reggae Single’.
Funkstar De Luxe quickly followed up with another remix of a Bob Marley track, ‘Rainbow Country’. Which did extremely well and lead to Funkstar De Luxe being approached to remix the work of James Brown, Grace Jones and Mary J. Blige.” Fulljoy this Rastamonday and have a great week! Bless