New Album from Berlin's Funk Prodigy Siriusmo on Modeselektor's Monkeytown
We found Siriusmo not long ago and We Liked him in a Band kind of way. The synthesizer driven funk constantly reminds the listener of Stevie Wonder’s first work with the Moog and lays it into a caricature of the past two decades in dance music. Kitschy and irresistably catchy, Siriusmo can switch his mood from happy as hell disturbed, telling you the darkest rendition of the Three Little Pigs you’ve ever heard.
I’ve been collecting this Berlin producer’s discography of EPs, brief collections packed with edits Modeselektor, the well-known crew that has taken Siriusmo under their wing. Now, Modeselektor’s Monkeytown imprint will be releasing Siriusmo’s debut LP
I admit, I like his work so much that my jaw actually dropped open when I heard this news from Philadelphia’s DJ Paulito. Not many folks have heard of Siriusmo, making him an ideal obsession for record nerds that love it when something remains esoteric enough for them to teach it to the lesser knowledgeable. However, this album threatens to thrust him into the limelight, or whatever you call the attention of the slightly less nerdy.
What I love about Siriusmo is that he doesn’t follow the trends of the time. There’s no dubstep, two step, stuttery drip hop beats and glitch, samples from old movies or of the ethnic instrument du jour. It’s funk, pure and simple. Sometimes it’s over a four to the floor beat, and sometimes it’s not. Mo has a sense of sound and a sense of humor that combine to give you what Luke Vibert did under the Wagon Christ moniker with Tally Ho back in ’98, except this time the producer is younger and more cynical, and quite possibly more stoned.
Mosaik is out on February 25th on Monkeytown. Check back here for a review. A single called “Signal” is out January 14th. See and hear below!
Hear clips from Mosaik
Check out a promo video for “Signals”