Welcome to Monkeytown: Sylvere

With great pleasure we welcome Sylvere as the newest resident of Monkeytown with the release of EP1. The four-track-EP (the digital edition features a bonus track) will see the light of day on October 15, but you can already listen to the track Because right now. Find your favorite streaming service and pre-order the vinyl edition here. Shipping will start in the week of October 11.

Sylvere hails from Paris, but his musical vision extends well beyond the borders of the French capital. On EP1 — his first outing on Monkeytown Records following past releases for labels such as Trax Couture and Sans Absence — he references the familiar sounds of techno and rave music, but he also pulls heavily from dancehall and the bass-heavy traditions of Caribbean soundsystem culture. In fairness, he’s been marinating in those rhythms his whole life, as his father hails from the French West Indies.

Enjoy the relaxed groove of Because for now and get ready for nothing less than an update on UK funky and a recall on the infectious bounce of dancehall giants Ward 21 when EP1 gets unleashed on October 15.