Seemingly not content with having released one album this year already, Kelpe is releasing a new 12" through Don't Be Afraid subseries DBA DUBS (why they didn't call it 'Dub Be Afraid' is beyond us). Trading Kelpe's psychedelic impulses and beatsmithery in favour of a straight-up dancefloor track, Monte Verità sets an analogue machine funk groove to a straightforward marching kick-snare drumbeat. Really good stuff, bringing to mind the likes of The Asphodells, The Emperor Machine and the rest of the DC Recordings family that Kelpe was once a part of.
Kelpe made us a Dummy Mix to coincide with that aforementioned album earlier this year – fans of Monte Verità should check that out here.
Don't Be Afraid will release Monte Verità on August 19th.