Joyce Muniz – Crystalline

April 6, 2021
Joyce Muniz

Early feedback coming in from Seth Troxler, Kim Ann Foxman, Chloe, Catz N Dogz, Adana Twins, Terr, Skatebård, Anja Schneider, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Marco Passarani, Digitalism, AME, Alinka, Zombies In Miami, Damon Jee, Eli Escobar…

Joyce Muniz is back with the perfect follow-up to the taut electro of her ‘Glass Mistress’ release on PETS, this time back on her regular home of Exploited.
Following on from last year’s ‘Microdosing’ on the same label, she has once again excelled in creating a dynamic, charismatic slice of dance gold with just a sprinkling of pop sensibility.

‘Crystalline’ has a slightly more intense feel than its predecessor, with a snarling bass arpeggio swelling in teasing fashion over the crisp drums. A minimalist, clipped synth arpeggio provides a complimentary layer, with a woozy male vocal providing the rest of the required texture. A sassy, rapped, hip-house refrain is contrasted with airy looped harmonies which haunt the track in sensual fashion. Tense pads provide more drama and complete the retro-future feel.

Alt-disco legends In Flagranti provide a subtle rework, keeping the melodies intact but remoulding them with somewhat gentler textures and a more chugging tempo. More sensual and more laconically hypnotic with its tumbling conga rhyhtms and warm analog synths, it’s a very necessary addition to the package.

JOYCE lately has done streams for Burning Man, DJMag, Mixmag, Beatport, United We Stream, Pets Recordings, Desert Hearts, Schoenbrunn Palace…