Monika delivers a dark slab of dancefloor business characterised by unusual percussion and a shuddering bassline as he returns to Soulvent! Shimmer on the intro, heft on the drop…wicked tune. Look for this at all the usual stores from 20th Sep!
Bay 6 step up with some tasty remixes this month so naturally we had to grab an exclusive! Monika is in the premiere spotlight today, serving up a deliciously rolling remix of Fearbace’s Ethereal; this new version retains the shimmering soul of the original but adds a little extra crunch in the baseline and insistence in the breaks for that extra dancefloor clout. Wicked stuff! Look out for this coming May 24th…
Terra Firma celebrate their first chapter this month with a big new compilation entitled Tempus I, featuring sixteen cuts from the back catalogue alongside four new tracks, so naturally we had to bag an exclusive…
Monika steps up on one of the fresh beats, delivering an unusually dancefloor focused workout from the usually liquid-leaning producer. Driven along by a bubbling synth line and crispy breaks, Bumble Bot bears all the hallmarks of a Monika production in terms of detail and finesse, but filtered through a darker lense for a potent slice of club weaponry. Yes please! Check it out and watch for the LP coming Dec 28th at digital outlets.
Monika returns to Soulvent this month with another top single and he’s recruited LA’s Akuratyde for a remix. As you’d expect based on the producer’s previous work for Blu Mar Ten Music, this is a detailed, shimmering rework full of lush synth work and unusual production; imbued with all the emotion of the best liquid tunes but also an experimental streak and unusual percussion. Beautiful! Look for this dropping Friday 7th September at all the usual outlets.
Monika returns to Soulvent this month as part of their Summer Soul 2018 compilation and we’re hyped to have the premiere of his contribution As You Walk! Sharply crafted breaks layer under a characteristically ear-catching combo of melody and vocal hook; understated yet instantly memorable, this one is a proper deep roller that will age like a fine wine. Look for the album dropping July 27th at all the usual digital outlets.
We’ve been big fans of Monika’s music ever since we heard his early output for Ingredients, so we’re extremely pleased to serve up the premiere of one of his new beats for Soulvent! Double Down showcases the man’s talent for hypnotic melodies and crispy breakbeats, evolving from a low start into chaotic amens and increasingly rapid lead flourishes. Sick! Look for this one dropping Friday 23rd via all the usual outlets.
We’re big fans of Monika here at DNB Dojo, and the latest addition to his concise but powerful discography is proving just as enjoyable. Ahead of the release of Vector at the end of the month, we asked the man for his favourite D&B tracks of all time. In no particular order…
To celebrate the release of his brand new EP for Ingredients Records we’re excited to welcome Monika to the ranks of the DNB Dojo Mix Series! The London-based producer has compiled a fantastic hour long selection of tracks featuring exclusive dubs alongside cuts from the likes of Om Unit, Tokyo Prose, Sam KDC and of course beats from the Observatory EP.
As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Mixcloud, Hearthis.at or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Dropbox. If you’re enjoying the mix then be sure to hit up the Ingredients Store to grab Monika’s new EP right now!
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Monika – ???
DjRum – What I Was Doing When I Was Doing What I Was Doing
Indigo – Condition
Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Om Unit Remix)
Monika – Dusk Till Dawn
Stray – Queen
Alix Perez – Recall & Reflect
Tokyo Prose – Knucklehead
Halogenix – Soulide
Monika – ???
Tenor Fly – Rude Boy Talk (Toddla T & Melé Remix)
Data – Vice
Monika – Observatory
Clarity – Surge
Sam KDC – Erogenous
Theme – Scene 4
Monika – ???
Monika – Jaguar Knight
Monika – The Pulse