By: Jonathan Gross
Last week, Jacob Tullos released the first major collection of tunes since taking the Moniker project solo.
Returning to his home label of Saturate Records, which has treated the duo well since shortly after its inception, Tullos releases The Encryption EP, a collection of five originals with four remixes from HUMORME, JuJu Beats, DRANQ, and Message North.
Moniker returns to its west coast bass roots with some thumping beats on “Permaban” and “Encryption.” Fans get a different look on “Flight,” which demonstrates Tullos' ability to craft a truly beautiful and haunting piece of music. “Forever and Never” and “Corruption” return to the bouncy and glitchy sound we're used to from Moniker, and each subsequent remixer takes the tracks to new heights.
Tullos has been in the midwest of a widespread west coast tour over the past couple of weeks. Encryption Tour has been a jointly promoted effort between Saturate and Sleeveless Records, another supporter of Moniker and frequent collaborator. We love it when labels play nice with one another. You can catch Moniker on his final dates of the tour tonight in San Francisco at Soundpieces at The Monarch, or this Saturday in South Lake Tahoe at So Much Fam.
It's a new era for Jacob Tullos and the Moniker project, but the fan response has been enough to let us know that they're here for this new chapter, and you bet your ass we are, too.