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This first set of free to download, Creative Commons-licensed MP3 releases from our electronica-based net.label, Monotonik ( http://www.monotonik.com ), were originally released from January 1999 to March 2001. They chronicle the period after Monotonik decided to stop releasing .MOD files, and start releasing those new-fangled (at the time!) .MP3s. Some highlights might include Lackluster's languidly beautiful "Bothersome (Mother Mix)", later to feature on his lovely 'Container' album...
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Topics: Electronic, Techno, IDM, Bleep
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Welcome to Monotonik's brand new year, courtesy of a debut release (or is it?) from Finn and self-proclaimed cosmic superspy, Aleksi Virta. He fearlessly busts out this supremely accomplished album of jazzy, dubby electronics, originally released on a scandalously limited, horrendously collectible 100-copy sold-out CDR edition, and now, thankfully available to the general public via the wonders of the Internet. So basically, we're looking at everything from the headnodding organ jam of 'Nebulae...
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Topics: Electronic, Jazz+Funk, Neo-cosmic
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This third-party compilation is one of three put together by an unknown person and spread on P2P networks, and acts as a 'best of' for Monotonik. We decided it has excellent track choice (check out early tracks from Whiskas and Jiva in particular), plus a number of tracks only normally available in .MOD form as .MP3s, so we've made it an official release and added it to our catalog - the Internet and freely distributed music comes up with cool ideas like this if you're lucky. Track listing...
Topics: Electronic, Techno, IDM
Monotonik
by ~aD
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Well, we certainly don't release many DJ sets here at Monotonik - in fact, the last one was over 2 years ago, wow. And the main reason for this is that there's very few good eclectic mixes out there. Until now, that is. We first heard the mixing skills of Chicago's ~aD being spread via, of all places, Usenet. So we're proud to present the first of a number of stunning DJ sets we're going to put out from him - hop on the "Pharis Wheel" :P So, why do we love this mix so much? Well,...
Topics: ~aD, Monotonik
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We're proud to welcome the debut release on Monotonik from Stefan Ternemar, the Swedish artist also known as S.T. 'Emotions In A Box' is Stefan's first set of songs released anywhere outside his own webpage, and it's a fitting introduction to his bold, melodically strident idm electronics. First off would be 'Downtown', almost Huelsbeck-ian in its wish to get straight down to brass tacks and blast you with carefully considered catchiness, heaping layer upon layer of gorgeously synthetic sounds...
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Topics: IDM, Game
Monotonik
by sys(2074)
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The Monotonik mix-terror continues with German musician, DJ, and collaborator sys(2074), maintainer of the Corewatch Conspiracy, and boy, what a cute lil near-75-minute mix he's concocted for us Earth aliens. Not purely content with tricking around with Drexciya, Techno Animal and Alec Empire, sys(2074) throws his own little interludes and even Vektrex on a Monotonik tip into the whole caboodle. Highly recommended on the dark-ish intriguing-ish tip. Tracklisting: 01. BASS-O-MATIC love catalogue...
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by Hoffman
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Mono mainstay and UK breakz+techno-terror Hoffman (formerly known as Dreamfish) gives us another absolute gem of a mix, and this time it's a drum+bass extravanganza taken from the best of the junglistically influenced Mono/Mono211/Monotonik tunes to be released over the past 4 years. This is also unique in that it's Hoffman's first virtual mix - whilst he's a whiz with the ol' Technics, this track was mixed using the Virtual Turntables PC software alongside a Numark mixer, plus an Alesis...
Topics: Hoffman, Mono211, Monotonik
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by stub.org
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Our first Monotonik DJ-mix comes from London multimedia designer and artist, adrian@stub.org, and it's a brilliantly eclectic 75-minute mix which includes everything from Holst through Boards Of Canada and Alec Empire to, umm, S-Club7. We hope to hear more spiffy mixxy from stub.org on Monotonik soon, but in the meantime, grab this asap.. 01. 01:58 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus Adagio 02. 02:43 BOARDS OF CANADA Happy Cycling 03. 02:11 KLF Chill Out 04. 02:52 B12 3EP 05. 01:14 HOLST Planets Saturn 06....
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Monotonik
by Various Artists
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This is the end, my friend. mono211 and monotonik will continue to put out the best mp3s, CDs and so on, but MODs on mono211+tonik end here, right now. You wouldn't want us fading away, would you? Better to burn out with this final compilation. It's been over 3 years and getting on for 200 releases on both labels, so the title - pretty suitable, we guess? h0l and the rest of the mono211/monotonik crew would like to extend their thanks to everyone who ever released MODs via mono or mono211 or...
Topics: Ramone, Bay Tremore, Subi, Prob. Dharma, Hoffman
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by Mark VIII
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We were hoping this day would never come. That is, the day our copyright-ruffling cousins at No'Mo' moseyed back into town. But sadly, they're here. And they have a new champion, a Mark VII. And they absolutely insist that we release this 5-track piece of perverse.. well, quite frankly, c64.gametune.hiphop.mashup.evilness. So, if you're the type of sicko who dreams of Rob Hubbard's classic Commodore 64 videogame theme to "Commando" with Outkast's "Ms.Jackson" over the top.....
Topics: Mark VIII, No'Mo', Monotonik
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Some of the releasers on Monotonik are more mysterious than others. But we quite enjoy it when the more shadowy ones turn up, slip us a gorgeous piece of music, and then slink away into the ether again. All we know about Gschmidt is that he might be named after a mathematic process, his previous ' Nibiru Coming ' release precis-ed rogue planet paranoia excellently, and this new 'Time Tolled EP' is a wonderful journey through some kind of wilfully odd, strangely beautiful soundscape. But if we...
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Monotonik
by Aleksi Eeben
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Finnish old-school Amiga demo scene legend Aleksi Eeben, aka Heatbeat, has never really let up on the composition, but has, rather wonderfully, regressed in his choice of hardware over time, from Amiga, through Commodore 64, to Vic-20, with sideways glances to the Game Boy. But it's his C64 equivalent of 'The White Album', the appropriately named 'The White Box', which sums up some of his borderline deviant SID-chip excursions over the previous few years. The actual 'White Box' artifact is a ...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
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by Rents
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Portugese designer and all-round 'nice guy', Rents, who's been helping us out on our cover-pictures of late, weighs in with another DJ set, this time exclusive, and it's an entirely 'scene'-based mix, covering .MOD and .MP3s from the weird but lovely 'demo-scene' that Monotonik+211+friends has grown out of. Highlights? Dharma and Vim's former Mono releases, lots of sublime Dune (BrothomStates) material, Urban Shakedown's famous Amiga-written chart hit, and a nod to the Bitmap Brothers with the...
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by Hoffman
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He had a part in the first ever Mono release back in 1996, and he's being hanging around with us ever since, poor guy. Now, UK composer/DJ Hoffman (formerly known as Dreamfish, fact-fans!) has been good enough to provide us with the first of two superior DJ mixes. This one fits squarely into the Mono211 'breakbeats' peg with some super-hot, cutely mixed nu-skool breaks action. So, we're talking Waveform, Uptown Connection, Ils, BT/Hybrid (with superlative Kirsty Hawkshaw vocals), and even Luke...
Topics: Hoffman, Mono211, Monotonik
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What's with the title? Well, it's 'Chip Van Winkle' in the sense that Vim!'s output is still roundly slept on. When, oh when, is someone going to sign him up for his major record label debut, Esther? In the meantime, we don't have any funny-looking vegetables for you, but we do have this compilation of the Vim! .MOD 'chiptune' (that's .MODs using very small instrument samples, fact fans!) output from the past few years. Highlights include any number of messed-up 'Ghost And Goblins'-influenced...
Topics: Vim!, Monotonik
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by Secede
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We like it when old friends return to Monotonik, and after his very well-received EP on our net.label last year, Holland's excellent Secede provides a truly epic new track, "The Whistler", ahead of his "Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic" album forthcoming on Merck , and his smart-ola remix work for N5MD and Merck. It's good to thrive on angles, and "The Whistler" plots a course away from your average pure-toned geektronica, edging ever-closer to the template of...
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by Flutterspot
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This time, a Monotonik debut for Finnish graphic artist and musician Flutterspot, and pretty much his first music release anywhere, with the gorgeous electronic tones of 'Labmat'. What do we like about this? Well, for starters, 'Daily Sway Of Everything (That You Touch)' is satisfyingly chunky, before 'Sky So My' segues into some smartly rotating beats. Then, there's 'Liihko Hymn', which is layers and layers of sound in an almost shoegaze fashion, but with firm rhythms layered on top, before...
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible Jake Kaufman , also known as Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Subi
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Quite frankly, there is only one person who could possibly open the proceedings of monoRAVEik as a self-propelled entity, and that is the old fart himself. Subi brings it back after nearly a year (was it?) away from the tracker with the nearly understandable title "Trying 2 B Hardcore". If anyone thought that the cheesemix of "Serendipity City" was representative of Subi's new direction, they are proved wrong by this jet propelled slice of D&B&Rock&Roll. What new...
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Monotonik
by Subi
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The long-awaited mixes from the number one scene luddite are finally HERE! Yes, the first of Subi's retro DJ sets is upon us. We hope you like. The general idea is to do a few of these, grouping by type. This time around we're concentrating on the proto-hardcore European brutalism sound that started when Joey Beltram came up with "Mentasm" and T99 turned its famous stab into an unholy racket on "Anastasia". So, not quite into the classic period yet, but certainly getting...
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Monotonik
by Aleksi Eeben
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After releasing a pseudonymous EP from Finland's Aleksi Eeben a few months ago, we kept an eye on hiswork further, only to discover the _amazing_ Commodore 64 work he's been doing with his self-coded John Player, which brings a 'tracker'-style interface to bear on the C64. And if you're wondering who this Aleksi fellow is and where he came from - well, as Heatbeat of the infamous CNCD, he was regularly voted one of the best ever Amiga .MOD composers back in the early '90s. So, given a few...
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Finally here, and the first non-.MP3/.MOD release on Monotonik, we're _very_ proud to present an officially sanctioned compilation with the creator-picked best of the .SID (Commodore 64) tunes from the legendary Vibrants crew. Even for those of you who weren't C64-owners or fans, know this - Vibrants are a Danish crew who were formed back in 1987 and number some of the biggest composers in Commodore 64 history, including Laxity and Drax (both also members of the fabled Maniacs Of Noise), Metal...
Topics: Vibrants, Monotonik
After the unexpected and tragic loss of Andi Horvath, aka Ramone/Mono, of a sudden heart failure in June (tribute page here), we at Monotonik+friends were contacted by his friends at Fruitz Of Dojo (the Mac demo-scene group he was a member of) with a number of great unreleased Ramone .XM tracks (playable in WinAmp) which had been composed, in the months before he passed away, for both a demo ('Fistful Of Dojo') and a 'chip' music-disc ('SuperSIDekick Sessions'). So, we're proud to present these...
Topics: Ramone, Mono211, Montonik
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This time round, a debut release from Oregon's Crashed By Car,recent founder of the beautiful Pleasedosomething net.label, and indielectronic star in the making, with net.releases on Kikapu and 8BitRecs , amongst others. The "Fictions And Fires EP" is a spectacularly well-crafted piece of organic electronics, with highlights including the smooth drift of "Full Speed Dead", the muted triumph of "Bees", and the almost Harold Budd-esque ambient beauty of...
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Topics: Indie, Electronic
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by Sleepy Town Manufacture
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Monotonik is delighted to present a new EP from Russian idm stars Sleepy Town Manufacture, some six years after they released their first tracks for the label. The result is the evocative 'Hello And Goodbye EP', four tracks of wonderfully laidback electronic, starting out with the looping, languid 'Trem'. Next up is 'Oopon', showcasing all kinds of beautiful, pitchperfect chord and percussion action. Finally, we have the slightly harder, more angular 'Zzujd', before we finish out with the title...
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This second set of MP3 releases from our net.label Monotonik was originally released from March 2001 to September 2002, when we were both breaking out the retro beep releases and continuing along the same chilled idm path. Some highlights might include Idmonster's beautifully delicate 'The Force May Be With You', Sleepy Town Manufacture's peaceful Russian IDM, some superquirky goodness from Phasmid, retro but gorgeous techno from Tweeter, amazing beepiness from both Aleksi Eeben and Virt, more...
Topics: Trip-Hop, IDM, Bleep, Synth
Monotonik
by Various Artists
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A long time in the making and finally here (thanks to the contributors for their patience!), this EP gathers together 8 different re-interpretations of one of the greatest videogame soundtracks ever, from arguably the greatest game ever, Shigeru Miyamoto's 1991 SNES classic "Super Mario World". Koji Kondo's sublime original score has been subverted by a number of idm-listers and Monotonik collaborators, and the results, we're sure you'll agree, are interesting, to say the least. From...
Topics: Veer Nales, Leak, Klunko, Bovaflux, Daverout, XLLV, Subi, Mario
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by Mistress Nine
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As if to prove that the first release wasn't a flash in the pan, monoRAVEik's new find Mistress Nine returnz with something just a little sparser than the last time, but no less effective nonetheless. Stripped-down industrial jump-up is the name of the game, and our Welsh siren is more than equal to the task. Harsh snares and a commanding vocal sample covered by an all-conquering bassline make this track one to be played loud, for there is no other way. Apart from her DJing antics amongst the...
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Topics: Mistress Nine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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by DJ Ninjamachine
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And this is where Monotonik and monoRAVEik really part company. Cosmopolitan he may be, but we just can't see h0l seeing this one as the right style for the IDM-ness that our beloved parent specialises in these days. Ladies and gentlemen, leave your brain at the door and grab a bottle of water. It's raving time! "Relentlessly Upfull" is just that. One hundred percent happy happy happy. Piano-riffs and synth-stabs ago-go with a few helium vocals and a diva (Penny Ford in this case)...
Topics: DJ Ninjamachine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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by Mistress Nine
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We got our Nine. Mistress that is, not millimetre. Here's a joke: What do you get if you put a vaguely gothic D&B chick, a 303, a female voice choir, the complete Macross saga on DVD and the rhythm section of the Cardiff Turntable Orchestra in the same room for four months? You give up? Well, I don't know either, but there's one crawling down your 'net connection. Love her or hate her, and believe me we do both when it's her turn to do the washing up, Nine knocks out the funky beats once...
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Topics: Mistress Nine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides...
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Topic: Electronic
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by Mistress Nine
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There's nothing like a little monoRAVEik action to mash the place up a little, and surprisingly enough, this time it's from a newcomer, Mistress Nine, busting out the proto-breakbeat moves so smoothly, you'd believe it was the lord Subi himself at the keys. You might know Mistress Nine as one of the leading lights in the DJ scene at 'The Village', Portmeiron's own special gated community. It's fortunate for us that she managed to get this mp3 unimprisoned, and we're now able to enjoy the blend...
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Monotonik hasn't had much chance to showcase less dark chill-out mixes up to now, but with so many of our artists being fans of the dreamiest ambient techno, as showcased by the FAX label and bands like Global Communication, it was only a matter of time. Fortunately, San Francisco's gd, an oldskool demo-fan and friend of Mono, has stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and delivered an excellent mix that blends Deep Space Network, Pete Namlook, and even Monolake in a sparsely electronic but...
Topics: gd, Monotonik
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Having been beguiled by the retro bleep sensibilities of Japanese videogame composer Akihiro Ito, aka Blasterhead , ever since hearing some of his Nintendo GameBoy tracks via Osaka-based 'chiptune' meta-site Vorc.org , we hunted him down, and the results of this predatory action come in the form of the wonderful GameBoy-based rave bleep release you see before you, 'Killbots EP'. When he's not sneaking off for some GameBoy rave action, Blasterhead is sometimes sneaking GB sounds into the...
Topics: Chipstyle, Bleep, Rave
Monotonik
by Various No'Mo' Allstars
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Well, this time... *BZZZT* *CLICK*.. youarelisteningtothesoundofnomo. wearemonosevilnastycousinsfromouterspaceishish, anditsabouttimewereeducatedyouonhowtoreallydothingsroundhere. since1996wevereleasedover15bustedupcopyrightf*ckingmissivesontoyourpunynet, findemifyoudare, andwerenotdoneyet. thistimeweinfiltratethemonositeandgopublic, sowatchusdominateascedders(uk)mashesfatboyslimintoapulp, drtheophilus(nz)dicesandslicesstarwarspublicenemyandeasylisteningintoonebigmess, and...
Topics: Various No'Mo' Allstars, No'Mo', Monotonik
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by Iso
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The return of Iso to the Mono stable with a rather excellent new track - Orb-like start, then triphop all the way. Great drums, too. Another interesting fact that you might not realise would be that the vocal sample came from.. aww, shucks, I can't give it away. Work it out yourself. :)
Topics: Iso, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Vim!
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Well, after the controversialness that was the last Mono211 release by Taro, here comes something that's guaranteed to soothe damaged nerves. As any fule kno, groove is in the heart, and Meester Vim! has it up to his eyeballs. Well, eyeball sockets - he donated his eyes to medical research some time ago and nowadays composes using his long antennae that he's grown from his gaping eye sockets. He makes strange clicking noises too, and if you listen carefully, the noise that sounds a little like...
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Ramone
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Again, some deck-clearing, with some excellent instrumental hiphop given to us by Ramone earlier this year, and finally released now. The slight delay in releasing has, if anything, matured this year's vintage, and it's still a mighty fine double-tracker.
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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An awfully long time after the first instalment of the R:Emissions, here's the next generation. Hope you enjoy the remixes, and hope you know the originals well enough already. :) Although a lot of people keep advocating this kinda remix project, it's actually quite tricky to co-ordinate, choose the right mixes (yes, we decided not to use some), etc etc. But no doubt, we'll get to R:Emissions 3. Eventually. (release 100, anyone?)
Topics: TheFoxII, Carebear, Dreamfish, Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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That irrepressibly, uhh, irrepressible Subi returns with a new release on his very own monoRAVEik sublabel, and this time it's a 21st century remake of an almost decade-old track of his, "Serendipity City". Whilst the original stayed very .MOD-ish and staccato, this remix smooths out to funky oldskoolinflected drum-roll breaks and an almost progressive breakbeat feel. Could it be that, finally, Subi is coming back in fashion? This track wouldn't feel out of place in a nu-skool breaks...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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by Mo-Killah
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bak2wakdashackjackwetakenoslackmack .gangsta.style.nevah.looked.bettah. or!g!nal - robert miles- yeah? yah! remix - mo-killah/no'mo' - trip!
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A Monotonik debut for Brighton, UK-based electronic artist Northcape, then, with the sublimely mellow 'Some Bright Valley', all chilled-out strings and gently departing sunsets. Previously having debuted a couple of self-released albums, this first netlabel release starts out with the cutely meandering 'Red Panda', before moving on to the even more gorgeously pastoral, almost triphop-flecked 'A Part Of The Forest'. Also in there - 'Low Lying Mist' and EP closer 'On The Hill', which uses smart...
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by Luminfire
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With all the mp3s Monotonik+friends have been releasing of late, sometimes people (including us!) forget about the 200+ .MODs we released from 1996-1999, all of which are still available on the Mono site! Fortunately, US-based Luminfire hasn't forgotten about the early house, techno, and beat-based .MODs we put out as Mono back then, and so he put together this mix for us that highlights some of the best material from back then. Want your Mortimer Twang? We got it here. Want your ChuckB and...
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Topics: Luminfire, Mono211, Monotonik
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We're delighted to present another release from the divine UK-er and ex-Butterfly Child dream-pop-ster, Pendle, in his cheeky Idmonster alias. With recent Idmonster material on real-world compilations from Neo-Ouija and Notype, people seem to really dig his smooth, truly serene style, which he puts to good use composing soundtracks for a diverse range of TV documentaries in the UK. And we treasure the 'Monster too :) His latest track, "Low Flying Planes", is magisterially ethereal. It...
Topic: Electronic
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Nowadays, Mosaik's Jakob Svanholm, aka Radix/Tpolm from his demo-scene days, is on a musical hiatus, as far as we know - apart from classical guitar pieces, that is. But we here at Monotonik have been so enchanted by his tracks as Mosaik that we've been slowly releasing them over the past year or two. This track, "Sunreal", is the culmination of that music, and hopefully we'll be hearing brand new material from Mosaik soon, but in the meantime.. believe us, this more than suffices....
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible  Jake Kaufman , also known as  Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
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Monotonik
by Izmar
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Although sometimes overlooked, due to their release on Monotonik's lesser-known sublabel Mono211, the two albums we've put out so far by Dutch ex-techno producer Izmar are, everyone seems to agree, pretty damn special, twinning Fila Brazillia style grooves with gorgeous melodies. So, when we got a whole extra CD of material from him (to be dealt with soon!), plus a follow-up of this lovely four-track EP, we grinned happily and got on with the harrowing job of actually releasing it, starting...
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Topic: IDM
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*EXCLUSIVE* - damn those evil cousins of my associates. Who? No'Mo', that's who. They've been strongarming me again, and look what they've made me release. No'Mo' release #12, and it's Kirby remixing Bjork's "All Is Full Of Love" in a rather magical nu-school breaks mp3 style. They may be evil, but this is SO good. Grab 'All Is Full Of Love (Kirby Remix)' here (5612k).
Topics: Kirby, No'Mo', Monotonik
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by Tatsu
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Having discovered Japanese techno artist Tatsu from his wonderful early work on his net.label Bumpfoot, we co-opted him to do an exclusive new EP on Monotonik, and the immensely lush 6-track 'August EP' is the result, showcasing the immensely pure, almost Detroit-tinged pastoral electronica - no tricks, no feints, just a trip back to the classics. We start with 'Stillness/Introspective Me', which briefly showcases some gorgeous ambience, before moving straight into 'Sky and Sea/Daytime Dream',...
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by Bay Tremore
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More of the pretty unique Bay Tremore junglistics, and this one is bordering on the gorgeous - full of little turns and cut-ups and organ stabs and drums on drums, and for four channels too, it's maddeningly good. Apologies to all those bands using their thirty-two channel studios and making music worse than this - we didn't mean to show you up, honestly ;)
Topics: Bay Tremore, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Lackluster
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Monotonik is _very_ proud to present an exclusive 6-track EP from Finland's Lackluster, aka Esa Ruoho, an artist we've been releasing (as Distance) since way back when we were putting out .MODs, and have seen go from the limited-edition "CDR#2" on Monotonik (our only physical release ever) to critical acclaim through his 12" and album releases on the UK's DeFocus Records, and more recent vinyl and CDs put out through Rikos, Merck, and U-Cover, to name but a few. "One-Offs...
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Planet Boelex
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We've known of Finnish idm artist Tweeter for several years, stemming from his association with former Monotonik artist Substance's .MOD label Voodoo, and have previously been delighted to release his gloriously smooth electronic stylings on the label. Now, the notoriously painstaking artist formerly known as Tweeter is called Planet Boelex (actually the name of his last release on Monotonik), and he makes a triumphant return to us with the 'Sinking In The Soup EP'. So, we start this particular...
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Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Subi
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...bloody hell, what were we drinking last night? Agh. Er. Anyway. It was Subi's birthday yesterday, he is now 365 days from Last Day, and we had a bit of bash over here in monoRAVEik city. Such a bacchanalian assemblage of best bitter and sexual deviancy has not been seen since the days of George IV. And in honour of this august occasion, and because we're all to drunk to track, we're finally releasing the tune Subi did at the Ars Electronica Electrolobby in 2000 (see here for more info). Only...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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A complete archive of the Mono/Monotonik net.label-related DJ sets that were on the Mono FTP in 2003. (Mainly in MP3 format, but there are a couple of .RAM real-audio files in there!) Includes mixes from Ad, DJ Nova, Elektroblef, GD, Hoffman, Luminfire, Rents, Stub.org, Subi and Sys-2074.
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Season's greetings from the Monotonik klan come in the form of this wonderful duo from Vim!, label-star and uniquely.. unique artist. So we kick it with trademark retro melodies in "4-Bit Xmas" and then do some warped Arfur Daley-sampling breakwizardry with "Wakey Wakey Wales - It's Christmas!" If only Yuletide could always be as warped as this.
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
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It's fitting that the final release on Monotonik, perhaps for ever, will be from someone new, because we've always tried to promote new and interesting artists. Mike Kidd brought the 'Impermanence EP' to us and we thought it right, and good, because it combines the melodies we crave with the deep happiness of a well-crafted tune. Take 'Haunted Raves', for example. We're not really sure which raves have been haunted by it, but the abstract power shown here may well enchant a few party-goers in...
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We've now been releasing tracks from UK electronic wunderkid Vim! for, well, seven and a half years, on both .MOD and this 'new-fangled' .MP3. That's quite a long time, certainly by netlabel standards. And since we started up, he's released albums on Surgery Records, remixes on Merck and Carpark, and a host of EPs on Monotonik. So, we're now delighted to be able to present an MP3 version of his recent, _extremely_ smart, _extremely_ limited edition CDR, 'A Random Collection Of Consonants', on...
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Topic: Electronic
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As promised, and as most of you have been dreading/looking forward to, the Subi best-of retrospective has finally arrived. Throughout his 11 years making music in the Amiga 'demo-scene' and outside, Sam Brown, aka Subi, and formerly known as Subculture, has always shown originality and a doggedness that's characterised his excellent output. The typical Subi release blends cheeky samples, breakbeats, and rampant catchiness to produce something that's pretty much unlike most of the other music...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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In the form of a Valentine's Day gift to all from Russian idm maestro Sleepy Town Manufacture , which Monotonik has sneakily re-packaged and re-gifted to the entire world, we're proud to present 'For You & For Me', an entire double album picking some of the best from STM's unreleased output from 1999 to 2002, with a number of tracks specially updated and remastered for this compilation. Sleepy Town, formerly a duo/trio, and now down to a single member, are particularly known for their...
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Topics: IDM, Electronic
Monotonik
by Machinae Supremacy
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Oh my. Ever since we at Monotonik heard Swedish bleep-metal group Machinae Supremacy cover Chris Huelsbeck's classic 'Great Giana Sisters' theme in heart-rendingly wonderful .SID chiptune vs. Spinal Tap style, we've been major, major fans. So, after the group completed the soundtrack to (extremely fun) PC indie shoot-em-up Jets 'N Guns ( http://jng.rakeingrass.com/ ), and made the entire higher-bitrate quality OST available to fans on their official homepage ( http://www.machinaesupremacy.com/...
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Topic: Bleep
Monotonik
by Subi
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Well, Subi tries to confound us again with one of his completely unclassifiable songs, just when we've decided to put our techno output on a sublabel. Thanks _so_ much. ;) This tune definitely rules, but should it go out on Mono or Monotonik? Well, think of it this way - do mad screaming Prodigy-style songs full of guitar get played out more by the Chemical Brothers or the Aphex Twin? Yep, Chemicals every time, and since this is a close relative to jungle and a distant cousin of bigbeat, it...
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Hollywood
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Well, I thought it was about bloody time I (h0l!) released something else on Mono, but I just haven't had time to compose anything recently, what with running the group and trying to design intros and having a life n stuff. :P So here's a rather subtle, mellow elektronik track I did for Sane/Monk a while ago, you might just possibly have spotted it in an Amiga discmag somewhere. Anyhow, it comes along with a bonus track (which was the alternative tune for the Axis "Headcase" intro,...
Topics: Hollywood, h0l, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Subi
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It may not surprise you to know that Mono and associated labels continues to cherish Subi. As mentioned before, if we were John Peel, he'd be The Fall, and now he even gets his own custom sublabel for this, his first all-new single in a year or two, preceding his forthcoming _blockbuster_ bestof mp3 album, "The Rave-O-Lution Will Be Terrorised - The Best Of Subi 1989-2000" :) He's English, he makes videogames for a living, he still honestly believes it's 1990, and...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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In an alternative universe, Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, is acknowledged as the true king of electronic music, not those spiky old bores, Aphex Twin and Autechre. And in that alternative universe, Finland's Fun Tourist is, well.. at least grand vizier. And probably senior vice-president in charge of snare rushes. Regardless of folly, "DDD" is a truly spectacular piece of electronic music, complete with funky drums cut to ribbons, strange octave-pitched tribal chants, 8-bit heavy...
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Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Distance
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Wowee, a first release for Distance on the breakbeat-ish Mono211, and this time it's a real interesting blend between his conventional unconventionality and a new sub-bass and sharp breaks style. Original, I warrant, and pretty clever with it. And the name is.. well, it makes sense to you, doesn't it?
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Jazz+Fndr
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Jazz and Fndr guest it up with this rather lovely drum+bass track, perfect for chilling out or rocking the funky beat, depending on how loud you play it. Mono recommends you play it very loud indeed. :) Four channels can still kick some sizable ass, even with supa-complex jungle riddims, and here's some further proof. Enjoy.
Topics: Jazz+Fndr, Jazz, Fndr, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Darkhalo
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A guest release from that rarity on m211, someone from a continent outside Europe. This time Darkhalo steps in to show us what an interesting reading the Americans are taking on the whole d+b thing, encompassing Californian breakbeat, acid b-lines, and even some Transeau shaken up in there - just the right side of catchy, we fear, and fully compatible with the breaks and beats that m211 insists on releasing in such a hipflask lackadaisical fashion..
Topics: Darkhalo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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This 3-track miniaturised release from the genius of Vim! has been floating around for a few months now, along with a mass of other material he's accumulated since the release of his "Linden: Home Of The Hits" album for Surgery Records. In some ways, this is closer to the couple of tunes Keith has released as Vom, with perfectly ambient sketches and much influence from artists such as Windy and Carl. But where "00" lays on the Harold Budd-esque carefully placed mess of keys...
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Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
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Finally, a third EP from US-based wonderboy (what _is_ the secret of his power?) Grandma , aka Khonnor, aka Bronty The Shynocerous. Another four tracks of guitar-strummed, plaintively sung, wonderfully cut-up geektronica, we're delighted that people are really beginning to 'get' Grandma - he hopefully has material coming out on the forthcoming label Type, alongside cool peeps like Mokira (Mille Plateaux) and RJ Valeo (Hobby Industries), and he has a track as Khonnor adapting This Instrument on...
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Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Vim!
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We've been releasing maze-like, beautifully complex music from quiet, enigmatic UK idm artist Vim! since 1996 - thus, we're heading towards his 10-year anniversary on Monotonik, insanely enough. With that in mind, it's only natural that there might be some maturation of style, coming, as it does, after his real-life album and remix releases on Surgery, Merck, Carpark, and others - the hazy, redolent chiptune sinewave sounds of 'Perpetual Autumn EP' show how we all grow up and chill out somehow,...
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Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
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You may know Ilkae from previous releases on Monotonik and also on awesome, now dormant Miami-based physical label Merck. Well, four years after 2004's beautiful Stained Glass Confetti, backing up a self-released full-length, Ilkae returns with a similar deal - an awesome EP extracting from a new album. This time, 'Lighter Industry' is a companion piece to the new, limited-edition Ilkae album 'Light Industry', which those interested in the beautifully scattershot, chiptune-ish idm that the...
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Monotonik
by Whiskas
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Room spinning. Confused. Can't find door. Help me. This is the correct response when listening to Whiskas' latest track for Monotonik, a blend of something and something to create something else entirely. The only bit we recognise sounds like part of a Pet Shop Boys track, but most of the rest sounds like a surreal melange of little mice tooting on horns and little devils running across the floor. Warning - this track may contain live cockroaches...
Topics: Whiskas, Monotonik
Monotonik
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Complete Catalog: Monotonik
Topics: Monotonik, Mono211, Mono, monoRAVEik, No'Mo'
Monotonik
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Long-awaited and finally sorted, this 4-track EP is from US artist Proem, previously known for his excellent "Burn Plate No.1" album on Hydrant and supa compilation appearances on Toytronic and Kracfive. EP opener, "Hyla1", takes us deep into drone territory, echoing and subtly glitching like sonar waves, before "Romanian Fruit Bowl" cuts loose with spacey multi-layers of minimalist loop-free drill+drum action. "Access Mike" switches up a gear into...
Topic: Electronic