Monika launches his very own imprint this month and we’re hyped to have the premiere of one of the tracks from the debut release! As we’ve come to expect from Monika, this one is packed full of hypnotic melodies, weighty bass and crispy drums; punchy enough for the club, deep enough for the living room. Wicked track; hit up Bandcamp to grab the full EP from today!
3VS may not be a name you’ve heard of yet, but you’ll certainly know the three producers behind it; Monika, Akuratyde and Tellus have each already more than made their mark on the scene under their solo releases. To celebrate the release of their debut EP for None60, we tracked them down and asked for their Top 5 influences…and we even allowed them six so they get two each!
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!
Monika lands on None60 with more of deep, rolling, hypnotic style…one of our favourite producers continuing to deliver the goods! Hit up their Bandcamp to grab this from tomorrow.
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…