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Wednesday 7th March 2012
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Mathias Modica runs – along with Jonas Imbery – Gomma Records. 

They started around nine years ago. Trying to do a record label in a new way. Combining different influences, styles and things like art, illustration, underground fashion. It's all about ideas. A label with a strong musical and visual identity. With artists from all parts of the world - who try to make new forms music. Far away from boring trends. Or established clichés. Using the new digital world as an opportunity. And getting a nice buzz these days:

London's Dazed & Confused descibed Gomma as “Germany's freshest and most interesting record label” . And the NME wrote: “Gomma is like a German DFA...”.

Mathias currently lives between Berlin and Marseille. Touring as a DJ on the weekends and with the new Munk band. Besides he is finding new bands for Gomma and producing music. 

The third Munk album “The Bird and the Beat” has been released in 2011. 

The album was mixed by Etienne de Crecy and Jan Driver (Boys Noize) and recorded with ten different female vocalists from different countries. Including Lou Hayter from New Young Pony Club and Pollyester (Permanent Vacation). The CD came with some very clever, funny, nice videos that are circulating in the web. 

The album went well. There is big, steady growing worldwide fan base. Mathias spent most of 2011 touring: Brasil, Mexico, Asia and all over Europe. 

The single La Musica was around last summer: played by DJ's. From Annie Mac at BBC Radio One to A-Trak or Tim Sweeney. Re-release on compilations by Kitsune, Bugged Out , Friendly Fires. Mark Ronson was playing La Musica all summer in his New York Radio show.

Mathias now is finishing the next Munk album in Berlin. Nothing is sure yet, but we can expect more of this very special Munk THING: Raw, dirty, funky music. Electronics and live pianos, deep bass lines, strange synthesizers. Sometimes digital. Sometimes nasty and organic. 

Futuristic House? Dirty Pop? It's always been hard to describe Modica's music. His songs with DJ Chloe (Ce Kul 2004), James Murphy (Kick Out The Chairs! 2005) , Asia Argento (Live Fast Die Old 2008) all have different characteristics - but also one common thing: 

They work on the dancefloor, but you can listen to them a hundred times at home and will still not be bored.

That’s probably the reason why some Munk songs also have been used for movies, in theaters or in fashion shows (Margiela, Surface To Air, Chanel..).

There is a reason why Mathias' music is a bit different to most of these days’ releases. It somehow goes deeper:. Mathias comes from a music family. His father is a composer of contemporary modern music. Since his baby days Italo–German born Mathias was surrounded by music and musicians. Classic freaks. Old Jazzheads. Weird artists. Before experimenting with electronic music Mathias was playing in bands: piano in experimental jazz projects and drums in an hardcore combo. Then he discovered electronic music and …. started to make dance music using his skills from before..

See all of Mathias last releases on www.gomma.de and Faceboo.com/Munkmusic

Check out the last Munk remixes for Yeasayer, Etienne de Crecy , Ellen Alien, Riva Starr, Bottin.

Mathias Modica runs – along with Jonas Imbery – Gomma Records. 

They started around nine years ago. Trying to do a record label in a new way. Combining different influences, styles and things like art, illustration, underground fashion. It's all about ideas. A label with a strong musical and visual identity. With artists from all parts of the world - who try to make new forms music. Far away from boring trends. Or established clichés. Using the new digital world as an opportunity. And getting a nice buzz these days:

London's Dazed & Confused descibed Gomma as “Germany's freshest and most interesting record label” . And the NME wrote: “Gomma is like a German DFA...”.

Mathias currently lives between Berlin and Marseille. Touring as a DJ on the weekends and with the new Munk band. Besides he is finding new bands for Gomma and producing music. 

The third Munk album “The Bird and the Beat” has been released in 2011. 

The album was mixed by Etienne de Crecy and Jan Driver (Boys Noize) and recorded with ten different female vocalists from different countries. Including Lou Hayter from New Young Pony Club and Pollyester (Permanent Vacation). The CD came with some very clever, funny, nice videos that are circulating in the web. 

The album went well. There is big, steady growing worldwide fan base. Mathias spent most of 2011 touring: Brasil, Mexico, Asia and all over Europe. 

The single La Musica was around last summer: played by DJ's. From Annie Mac at BBC Radio One to A-Trak or Tim Sweeney. Re-release on compilations by Kitsune, Bugged Out , Friendly Fires. Mark Ronson was playing La Musica all summer in his New York Radio show.

Mathias now is finishing the next Munk album in Berlin. Nothing is sure yet, but we can expect more of this very special Munk THING: Raw, dirty, funky music. Electronics and live pianos, deep bass lines, strange synthesizers. Sometimes digital. Sometimes nasty and organic. 

Futuristic House? Dirty Pop? It's always been hard to describe Modica's music. His songs with DJ Chloe (Ce Kul 2004), James Murphy (Kick Out The Chairs! 2005) , Asia Argento (Live Fast Die Old 2008) all have different characteristics - but also one common thing: 

They work on the dancefloor, but you can listen to them a hundred times at home and will still not be bored.

That’s probably the reason why some Munk songs also have been used for movies, in theaters or in fashion shows (Margiela, Surface To Air, Chanel..).

There is a reason why Mathias' music is a bit different to most of these days’ releases. It somehow goes deeper:. Mathias comes from a music family. His father is a composer of contemporary modern music. Since his baby days Italo–German born Mathias was surrounded by music and musicians. Classic freaks. Old Jazzheads. Weird artists. Before experimenting with electronic music Mathias was playing in bands: piano in experimental jazz projects and drums in an hardcore combo. Then he discovered electronic music and …. started to make dance music using his skills from before..

See all of Mathias last releases on www.gomma.de and Faceboo.com/Munkmusic

Check out the last Munk remixes for Yeasayer, Etienne de Crecy , Ellen Alien, Riva Starr, Bottin.

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