Nick Monaco stalks across the boundaries of indie dance with returning Soul Clap EP
San Francisco’s Nick Monaco makes his second solo appearance for Soul Clap Recordings this month, facing the label with eccentric yet eclectic force for The Stalker EP. Whilst heyday disco was never known for its ballads covering the subject of such a taboo subject matter, this indie dance set piece makes for a compelling argument. Past the hypnotic and instrumentally attuned original, Soul Clap’s “American Tribal Mix” matches the original’s melodic flares with an immediately infectious percussive backbone, leaving Tanner Ross to give the track what can only be described as a dramatically minimalistic remodel. While the original cut of “Boy Meets World” fuses 80’s electronica and intricate ethnic percussion, Wadz G-Funk Mix emphasizes all its key assets for a funkier and more fidgety take of proceedings. Sure to be remembered for the disparate and unorthodox charm that he has cast across global dance music throughout 2013, “The Stalker” and its associated remixes is yet another reason to believe North America really hasn’t missed the boat.