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Bonus track from the “EARSHOT” EP out on Darker Than Wax on Oct 3rd 2014

MonkeyRobot is an eclectic producer duo made up of Brussels-based beatmakers Eric P. and LuiGi (or Eric Paquet and Louis Van De Leest). Their trademark - exploring the boundaries of soulful music between 90 and 120 bpm. With their illustrious background in hiphop and jazz, they join forces to delve into the future of beatmaking. Not surprising then, that their music has been revered, having the privilege of releasing under labels such as Jazzy Sport, Bastard Jazz, Brownswood, and now, Darker Than Wax.

“Earshot” has a lovely intro in High Five, which kicks off with a wonky bassline before flipping into a total fusion workout. This immediately sets the tone for the Ep. “Dumpster Diving” takes over with a House mode, one which would prove to be extremely useful in getting a floor started. Beau on the other hand, provides a shade of contrast, with Glaper-esque keys which illuminate the journey of the album. The energy picks up again with the ethnic percussions and half step breakdown of Shango, showcasing the multi-faceted side of this duo, while “Bright” morphs into a late night House workout once again, this time employing slight Techno elements in its composition. And finally, capping off the Ep is “Generation”, a slick dub blend – the oscillating synths blanketed over groovy basslines are ingeniously comforting and catchy, ending the album on an exulting note.

@monkeyrobot - www.monkeyrobot.eu
@darkerthanwax - www.darkerthanwax.com

Refix/Remix of Dorothy Asby’s “For some we loved”, taken from the album “The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby” (1969-1970).


STUFF. Boiler Room Brussels Live Set at Bonnefooi

74 Miles Away : Gear Change (LP)

"Gear Change"- LP now on sale at Dusty Groove

New unreleased track (sept ‘13) from the MonkeyRobot vaults.


Glad to announce our second video entitled “Brusseleiro”, taken from the album “Gear change”.

Buy the album - 74milesaway.bandcamp.com - juno.co.uk/products/gear-changes/489089-01

This clip gives you a look into our live experiences and backstage moments. The idea was basically to gather a sufficient volume of footage and content, during almost 2 years of live showcases, and to throw all those intense “on stage & backstage moments” into a video.

We take you back on a trip that all started in March 2011, where 74 Mies Away made their first introduction on stage. Discover images from gigs at Dour Festival (Dour), Gentse Feesten (Ghent), Bruksellive (Brussels), Elb Jazz Festival (Hamburg), local monkey business in the Bar du Matin (Brussels), … to radio showcases & interviews at Studio Brussel, Ferarock radio (FR) and Groove Merchants Radio Show (Vienna)

Hours and hours of footage that carefully has been handled and synced by our friends at saladetout.com

Footage : Sylvain Nouveau & Matthieu Cadet
Edit : Sylvain Nouveau
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Loudness means NOTHING on the radio - The Proof

Camping Canvas, rooftop happening on the 28th of June -Leuven, with 74 Miles Away, Funky Bompa, bbq, petanque and much more.

See you there