Hailing from the Denver bass scene, Dirt Monkey has been making cracks in the national dubstep landscape for some time now. Now the newly-founded 19K Records label head has received overwhelming support from the likes of Excision, Zeds Dead, GRiZ, Virtual Riot, Flux Pavilion, and Ganja White Night. After listening to his 14-track Primatology LP, which marks the first full-length record release on his very own label, it’s not hard to see why.
The seismic release actually wraps his equally explosive tour by the same name, whose supporting line-up read a lot like a Who’s Who in the burgeoning dubstep and riddim scenes. Likewise, the album features some of the hottest rising bass talent, with collaborations with DMVU, G-Space, and Tsimba, along with a stunning TECH N9NE cut. A stand-out on the album is “Blue Java,” which enlists fellow low end ambassador, DMVU. Equipped with wonky rhythms, high-pitched synths, and filthy sub bass, the track is the perfect slice of what to expect from Dirt Monkey’s highly-anticipated album.