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Berlin based DJ and producer Julian Rosh delivers a superb debut here at Monog Records with his Second Hand EP which is backed up with another original and a top notch remix. Julian is a sound engineer who is involved in different projects and has several releases on diverse international labels. Owner of 2RB Records, his sound can’t be labelled as he delves into almost all things electronic. He drives his performances into a trip to the past with an experimental and futuristic approach. Nice to have him on board at Monog.
Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Monog Records with the beautifully crafted Don’t You EP which features a super remix from Kobana. Ricardo has been making waves for a few years now and has seen releases on several labels. He’s fresh off the back of a banging release over at our good friends’ Piston Recordings label and, no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more from him in the future.
Berlin based Portuguese DJ and producer JEPE returns to Monog with the fantastic Utopian EP. This one follows his debut back in 2015 when he appeared on remix duties for Joal – My Favourite Outfit EP. Since his early beginnings Jepe has built a solid resume in music, always pushing himself to the absolute limit with elegance and flair and this tour de force of creative energy shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. He started out in 1994 on local radio stations in Portugal, which led to his first residency in the Estacao La Luz club, a residency he has held since 1997. From here he got into production and has released on many top labels including Let’s Play House, Circle Music, Cecille Records, Brown Eyed Boyz, Beef Records and Get Physical as well as his own label, Blossom Kollektiv. As his discography continues to grow in 2017, you can only expect even more quality cuts. So jump in, buckle up, and join us for the ride.
Monog’s next release features label bosses Joal and Bruno Otranto alongside the talented Piermaria Chapus and their sublime The Landscape Is Fading EP. DJ and producer Bruno Otranto joined Monog as Joal’s partner in crime at the start of 2017, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with that same commitment and penchant for quality. Berlin based musician, composer, songwriter and producer Piermaria Chapus provides the vocals on this release, with great effect. A hugely talented artist in his trade he has worked alongside Joal in the past for material on Selador and no doubt we’re in for a real treat with this one.
Hailing out of Stettin, Poland, DJ and producer duo Dawid Korniak and Michael Modoolar make up Floating Groove and here they debut on Monog with the superb Verana EP. The guys got together in 2015 and started to think about their musical direction and performance with their first release coming on Mexican imprint Elite Records at the start of 2016. A real dynamic duo who are shaping up to be pretty important in the world of electronic music, definitely ones to watch for the future.
Berlin based DJ and producer Juliane Wolf debuts on Monog with the sublime Rave Nights EP. This one marks our first release for 2017 and comes after a short hiatus when we done a bit of label restructuring. This release also sets the tone for what’s promising to be another superb year just like 2016. Juliane Wolf got into music through attending a DJ workshop at Club Kasablanca and it was here that she caught the vinyl bug. She explored the club scene in the following years and found herself playing at top venues before she entered into the world of music production. Her first cuts were a remix for Robert Babicz on his label Babiczstyle and original releases on Shaker Plates and Norobot Music. After spending time in Kiel and Cologne Juliane arrived in Berlin where she works on new releases as well as a live set where she combines analogue and digital elements. In her monthly radio show on Louder.FM she presents new releases and artists and focuses on her passion for the acid sound. We’re delighted to have this super talented artist on board and we hope to see more soon. Rave Nights EP comes with the Original Mix, a top notch remix from Christian Vance and the track Dark Days.
One of Monog’s best known and prolific artists returns with more deep tech goodness for our listening pleasure. Luis Bravo delivers his two track Bubbles & Dues EP and once more we’re blown away with this guys’ creativity and professional approach. He stands out as a highly respected artist in his field, striving to maintain quality sounds in everything he does and this is evident just by listening to his work. His last appearance on Monog was back in November 2015 on remix duties for Pulse8’s Feel the Way EP, delighted to have him back for more.
Nyvs returns to Monog with the superb four track EP entitled The A and the Alpha. This one comes after he debuted back in the Summer of 2015 on Monog’s 50th release alongside Sugark and their Arco-Iris EP. Prepare yourselves for some beautifully constructed minimal sounds. Iuiny intros with a nice thumpy kick drum that packs a massive punch and remains the driving force throughout. The kicks are joined by cool crispy hats and raspy sounds that create a dark minimal vibe. Sharp voices deliver a surreal narrative to the sound as various sounds come and go. Space age synths also play a part in this superb, deep and grooving track, excellent stuff.
Armenian DJ and producer Hovhannes Darbinyan aka Darbinyan debuts on Monog with the fantastic November EP. He has been passionate about music from a young age and in 2006 he started to produce his own sounds. House and Techno were his main styles and his first release was a remix on Chymera’s The Fathoms, released on Connaisseur Recordings. Several other releases followed on labels like Unknown Season, Muller Records, Prismat Recordings, Loup Blanc and Blossom Kollektiv Recordings. His tracks have gained support from many jocks around the world including Kevin Yost, Kaito, Chymera, Nicole Moudaber, Tensnake, Of Norway, Ame, Ian O’Donovan, Mije Van Dijk, Anthony Pappa, Jimmy Van M and more.
Rogerio Romao and Micael Dias aka Pulse8 debut on Monog with the superb Feel The Way EP. This exciting project was born out of a collaboration between two artists with very different backgrounds and influences. They’ve joined together to create a unique sound that is not bound by genres, but purely good taste. They utilise various media formats in their DJ sets to deliver their intricate mixes filled with quality sounds that create emotions and tell a story. Great to have the guys on board and we hope to see more from them soon.
Monog Records gets ready to celebrate 5 years of music, and to mark this tremendous milestone we have put together some of its finest moments, all wrapped up in a tasty package filled with deep grooving house and techno. From the outset Monog’s goal was as simple as can be, to make quality music without focusing on the genre or style, this still rings true today. In September 2015 the label reached its 50th quality cut and the future looks good for another half century with head honcho Joal at the helm. 5 Years Side-By-Side features track and remixes from talented artists including Dominic Smith, Luis Bravo, Kruno Kereta, Eat Dust, HedUbble, Jazzman Wax, Iban Montoro, E-Klash, Alan Castro, Tito Ferreira, Oliver Maier, Roland’Sousa and of course Joal. Come and join us in our celebration with tracks that are guaranteed to get your party into full swing.
Monog Records celebrates its 50th release with the superb Acro-Iris EP from debutants Nyvs & Sugark. Nyvs started listening to various forms of music, from hip hop to punk and rock to electronic. But it was electronic music that caught his ear and he grew into this sound more and more. Now, totally hooked, he has been twiddling the knobs for over 10 years and we are delighted to have him here at Monog. Sugark has followed electronic music since he was just 14 years old. He grew up listening to Dave Clarke, Laurent Garnier and Plastikman to name a few. DJing has taken him all over Europe where he delivers his intense and melodic vinyl sets, another fine addition to the stable.
Monog Records label boss Joal heads up our next release with the fantastic My Favourite Outfit EP which comes complete with three top notch remixes as well as the original. Joal has been running Monog since 2009 and he remains committed to sourcing only the best sounds to get on the books. Joal also releases his works on various other labels including Selador, Knee Deep in Sound and High Strings to name just a few. On top of that he is currently developing his live act which is well worth checking out on Youtube.