- Release Date 2017-03-20
- Label Dirt Crew Recordings
- Catalog DIRT104
board, dropping his most recent album "Columbusing" on Delusions of Grandeur in 2016 and running his own
successful imprint "Shadeleaf", we're very happy to welcome him to Dirt Crew and present his latest EP "Shade
Kicking things off rough and ready in true Detroit "Hight Tech Jazz" style, "Manna for Poppa" is a Saxed up dance
floor bomb ready for the taking. "Intrinsic Divine", a sonically soaring breakbeat outing lightens the mood a little,
think classic trip hop meets modern deep house. The cinematic string arrangement is accompanied by freestyle
piano and licks of ad-libbed sax over a steady kit.
"Space Jam 2017" sees thatmanmonkz team up with New York City's Clyde Phalanx to create a pure psyched up
space house outing. We can picture this one over a sun-drenched Balearic scenery or deep in a dark and smokey
basement somewhere. Jazzy freestyle drums underpin a live guitar improvisation that gets truly nasty on this
interplanetary journey. Slow and sexy is the tempo for the closing track. "Evolver" is a soulful disco burner
reminiscent of Idjut Boys, grooving along with smooth RnB vocals and salacious keys while intoxicating strings lift
the energy to pure cosmic goodness.