I Think Of You
Made By Monkeys (feat. Darcy Conroy)
Made By Monkeys is exactly what I’ve been missing on the dancefloor lately — full vocals and emotion laden lyrics. Not that the category has disappeared, but it seems that since about 2005, there was a fundamental switch from sing-a-long anthems to dubbed out tribal monotony, I prefer the former. Made By Monkeys released their first single “I Try” in 2003, with vocals by Maria Matton, remixes by Peter Rauhofer and Gabriel & Dresden and DJ support by hard hitters like Oakenfold, Sasha & Digweed, Pete Tong and Steve Lawler. “I Try” was the group’s first jump into dance music and the unique sound of it was the clearest evidence of that — a fresh take on an established genre, the product being best described as progressive house with a moody, poetic color. 6 years later the group is dropping their second single “I Think of You,” and picking up right where they left off. With vocals by Darcy Conroy, the track has a similar longing atmosphere — a lovelorn woman holding onto elongated notes and describing a world crumbling around her, all the while being able to think of nothing but the one she loves. It’s romantic to some, horribly depressing and melodramatic to others, but whichever way you take it, the sound is piercing and is sure to be one of the songs you remember from a marathon session on the dirty, sticky floor. The single currently includes 10 mixes total, and includes such notable names as DJ Paulo, Timothy Allan and the return of Rui Da Silva.