Groovemonk is an Istanbul-based electronic music producer, who has developed and honed a unique sound influenced by his love of ’90s club music, rave and breakbeat sounds, jazz, disco, hip-hop, funk, soul and others.
Earlier this year, I wrote about “In Silico,” a glitchy and feverish collage of constantly morphing sonic ideas held together by tweeter and woofer rocking bets, euphoric hooks and a relentless energy that constantly twists, turns. And while being off-kilter and angular, “In Silico” managed to posses the accessible and club friendly air of classic house.
Since the release of “In Silico,” the rising Turkish producer has prolific, releasing a boatload of new material, including his latest track “Gasp.” Opening with a slow-burning and melancholy introduction with chiming percussion and glistening synths, “Gasp” slowly builds up into a club banging and hypnotic bit of techno centered around tweeter and woofer rocking 808s, skittering beats, arpeggiated synths and euphoric hooks.
Along with JOVM mainstay LutchamaK, the Turkish producer are part of a collection of a electronic music producers, who are pushing the boundaries of electronic music while managing to be accessible and club friendly.