Joe Munday first surfaced on Krankbrother last June, with the eclectic and diverse "Ama's House" EP, which came backed with a remix from Mark E.
Munday returns to the label this Summer with a trio of tracks that, whilst they forge a slightly straighter path musically, are still filled with the flecks of imaginative jazz sounds and ingenious use of cut up samples.
On lead track, "Sunshine", Munday goes for glorious early riser vibes, using a palette of emotive sounds, growling bass, vocal cuts and discordant drums to function a mesmersing ambient house masterclass.
Jazz motifs are fully in play for "Hugh Grant"; deft Rhodes keys in the intro break out to a full swinging jazz house moment, call and response pianos riff neatly as the shuffling beats holds it all down like glue, without overpowering the musicality and Munday's freestyle arrangement.
Wrapping up the EP, "As Free As She Sounds" marries atmospheric live drums and a sassy garage vocal hook as the track flowers into a low slung and hypnotizing production. Big double bass licks and blasts of saxophone play off the rising pads for a real classy track from Munday and another well-rounded release from this talented producer.
Selected DJ reactions
James Zabiela – Sunshine is lovely !!
Rob Da Bank (Bestival) – Sunny vibes, like it
Laurent Garnier – love Hugh Grant
Steve Bug (Poker Flat) – Sunshine definitely suits some open air day parties, will try it out
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – lovely, smooth bouncy tracks
Roland Appel – Hugh Grant is huge!
Maxxi Soundsystem (Futureboogie) – lovely
PBR Streetgang – really nice stuff, and really different too
Tensnake – Hugh Grant is nice
Luke Solomon (Classic) – this is killer
Martin Landsky (Poker Flat) – nice one, As Free As She Sounds is great
Lee Jones (Watergate) – cool. Diverse sounds and influences
Nick Warren (Way Out West) – Sunshine is a beauty!