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Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: The Mungols are Back!

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I call them my secret weapon. As a DJ, that is.

They are rather un- or little-known around these parts, and I’m not sure how well they are known overseas, but I know for sure that without being a household name, they are certainly not complete unknowns.

I’m talking about the Mungolian Jet Set, also known as The 16th Rebels of Mung, among other monikers.

Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus, Knut Petter Sævik, Reidar Skår and their variable geometry crew, are, to this humble but savvy DJ, among the most creative music producers of recent memory.

No, I’m not exaggerating. And no, I’m not saying this because they are Norwegian and I think Norway (where I’d move anytime given the opportunity) is the best and most beautiful country in the world — as well as being second only to the UK, maybe, in terms of the quality of the music that comes out of it.

I’m saying this because the Mungs consistently produce epic tracks and remixes of Psychedelic Disco, Abstract Ambient, Sound Collage, Trip Hop, even stuff that could be categorized as World Beat! You name it: they’ve done it or will do it one day, without a doubt, and you can be assured that they will constantly raise the bar for themselves in the process.

They’ve remixed a host of great names, among which Ost & Kjex, Lindstrøm, Dominique Leone, Mari Boine, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bebel Gilberto and LSB as well as collaborating with Altz.

Here are a few examples of their unbelievable ecclectism:

Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung) – Dominique Leone
Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung) – Dominique Leone

Bring Back the Love (Mungolian Jetset Dub) – Bebel Gilberto
Bring Back the Love (Mungolian Jetset Dub) – Bebel Gilberto

Jet Setter – The Mungolian Jet Set
Jet Setter – The Mungolian Jet Set

For everyone’s listening enjoyment, they’ve recently collected some of their best productions and remixes on a double compilation entitled We Gave It All Away…And Now We Are Taking It Back out now on Smalltown Supersound, even though the release date announced everywhere is Aug. 18th.

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This is one of those instances where I cannot urge you enough to get yourself a copy of said compilation, because their releases are not always easy to come by.

Once you’ve accustomed your ears, and mind, to their mind-blowing sound, with all its cultural references — borrowing as much from Ornette Coleman as from Eminem —, seek out their first album, 2006’s Beauty Came to Us in Stone, released on Jazzland Rec.

That album is not for the faint of heart and the intellectually weak, but it is OH! SO rewarding!

Here’s a clip of the Mungs live on Norak national television (!) with Bugge Wesseltoft on piano:

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix: Second Orbit

After recording volume one, the urge to make a second iteration of the Cosmix Series (it was clear to me that thios was going to be a series) rapidly became intense and Second Orbit was born a mere 6 months after its predecessor.

I find that this mix is more refined and focused, compared to the previous one, but that’s explained by the fact that I was still discovering and exploring the limits of the genre, six months earlier.

Here’ I’ve started to define what my Sound is going to be within this genre, as well as exploring and paying hommage to the roots, as witnessed by the inclusion of tracks by Kano and Alan Hackshaw.

As usual, you can stream it
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TRACKLISTING

 

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix, 2nd Orbit — Recorded Live June 14-15th 2008

  1. Grn Aventurine – Château Flight
  2. Suoivegan Mamadoo – Mari Boine vs. Mungolian Jetset
  3. Love Love Love (Aeroplane Mix) – Low Motion Disco
  4. Eurora (Blackbelt Andersen Remix) – Fjordfunk
  5. In The Silver White Box – In Flagranti
  6. Start Something – Morten Sorensen
  7. Elektric Evening – Elitechnique
  8. Stellar Way – Acos CoolKAs
  9. Some Signs Are Good – Diskjokke
  10. Meridian (Amberflame Edit) – Acos CoolKAs
  11. Breakdown – Toby Tobias
  12. Time To Let Go (Lindstrøm Remix) – Sally Shapiro
  13. Fox In The Box (Telespazio Remix) – UND
  14. Crush the Liberation – The Juan Maclean
  15. Boston Food Strangler (Diskjokke Re-Mix) – Ost & Kjex
  16. After Midnight (Original 12” version) – Ilija Rudman
  17. Tito’s Way (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix) – The Juan Maclean
  18. See And Know – Amberflame
  19. Step In (Faze Action Remix) – Roland Schwarz
  20. It’s A War (Serge Santiago Uk Re-Edit) – Kano
  21. Global Pillage – Ichisan
  22. Over The Sky (Reverso 68 Remix) – Ajello
  23. Happy House (Prince Language Dub) – The Juan Maclean
  24. The Speed Of Sound – Alan Hawkshaw