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Ben Mono – The Dub Feel


Ben_Mono_Dub_Feel.jpgLabel: Definition:MusicScore: 8/10 

The latest outing from Swiss label Definition:Music sees German producer Ben Mono step up to the plate for an EP that’s light on content but high on stuffy and humid house music vibes. Mono, of course, has previous in this department, not just on Definition, but also on other esteemed purveyors of electronic music such as Compost and Exploited.

On ‘’The Dub Feel’’, twinkle-toed melodies shine throughout, while a fair dose of good, old-fashioned fun help lend it a feel-good aesthetic that’s extremely pleasing on the ear. Sure, it’s far from the most unique track you’re likely to encounter this weather, but at the very least it’s dancefloor weaponry of the sort that’ll make the room bounce and sweat for the entire duration of its 6-or-so minutes.

Exploited’s Urulu is on hand for the customary remix. His so-called ‘’Anxiety Mix’’ isn’t quite the unruly, eerie track we perhaps anticipated although it is a tougher interpretation with more than a hint of spice about it. The chords boast an almost primal feel, while the simmering snares do bring a dollop of menace to the fray. A madcap release, for sure, and further indication of Definition’s continuing relevance in the house music domain.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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