Boomkat Product Review:
Home of Barbara Morgenstern and the magnificent Masha Qrella, Berlin’s Monika imprint introduces us to their latest signings “Chica and The Folder” with this nifty little remix EP. Contributions come courtesy of man of the moment Luciano, Orb soundmaster Thomas Fehlmann, (Miss) Dinky, and Atom Heart collaborators Pink Elln. Fehlmann drops an engrossing Basic Channel style ambient piece complete with those reverbrating synths we know so well. Mental Groove head honcho Luciano turns in a brilliant downbeat mix, accordion like synths start the track with the vocals treated and layered over the top - building up to a backwards dsp percussive edit. Dinky drop a straight-up acid version, fat little bass synths and delayed acid lines displaying the vocal layered over the top while congas and minimal percussion straighten up the rhythm. Pink Elln, meanwhile, hits the pop angle with a 4/4 cut peppered with palyful melodies and a singalong voice. Check.