Monki Debuts on Hot Creations with ‘Yurican Soul’ EP
Monki Debuts on Hot Creations with ‘Yurican Soul’ EPApril 9, 2021
The UK dance music aficionado’s rave-inspired two-track EP drops on April 9th via Hot Creations.
South London DJ/producer, radio presenter, and label head Lucy Monkman (AKA Monki) has revealed her debut release on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations imprint with the Yurican Soul EP.
An all-around renaissance woman who has dominated the worlds of fashion, sports, and music, the release of her latest two-tracker follows a slew of 2020 releases that appeared on labels such as Dirtybird, Pets Recordings, Toolroom, and her cherished &Friends imprint.
With tribal-esque themes, powerful synth lines, and a sunny temperament that runs throughout the EP, the record’s title track is piloted by charming Spanish vocals and choppy percussion, right before a full-on onslaught of acid wraps the arrangement up with a bang. The b-side, “Ring Ring,” employs the help of spoken word artist Queen Rose, who provides a melodious and playful vocal element that jumps in front of the tune’s shaking blips and a high-octane bassline. Check out the tracks below.
“Hot Creations has been a label I’ve admired for years,” Monki says about the EP. “‘Yurican Soul’ was inspired by one of my heroes, Louis Vega, and the old school sound of New York. While ‘Ring Ring’ was an idea from the studio that was really driven by the bassline until Queen Rose jumped on and brought it to life, with her naughty yet poetic take to the vocal.”
The ‘Yurican Soul’ EP is out on April 9th, 2021 via Hot Creations. Purchase on Beatport.