|Genres||disco, electro, house, techno|
John Monkman is becoming recognised as one to watch in house music in 2013. last year started with 'Don't have to be Beautiful' (number one in beatport's deep house chart). Since then he has released a stream of successful tracks including"Follow Me" (Get Physical) 'K.I.S.S. M.E.' and 'The Heat' (feat Liz Cass) that have become staple weapons amongst the worlds top house DJ's including the likes of Seth Troxler and Laurent Garnier. Running through John's wide ranging body of work is a dedication to technical sound design and mixing. His sound is deep and sexy, drawing in elements of disco, 80s synth music and big room progressive. Outside of the dance scene John has provided electronic input, mixing and production for a number of mainstream artists including Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, doing the bulk of the programming for Ferry's latest album, OLYMPIA, when he worked alongside members of Radiohead, Chic, Pink Floyd and more. He also composed four remixes of that album (notably 'Shameless', the collaboration between Ferry and Groove Armada). Like many who have made the move from studio whizz-kid to autonomous artist - Martin Buttrich being a recent example - John understands that big records require inspiration and perspiration. His tracks are bold and unpretentious with plenty of lush texture and detail for DJs whose priority is to create electric atmosphere and energy in a club.