Dharma – Dance To The Drummer’s Beat {mtw009}

Artist: Dharma
Title:
Dance To The Drummer’s Beat
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw009
Release Date:
1999/07/03


To say we were blown away when we heard this one is probably an understatement. Since we switched to mp3 only, most m211 tunes use many of the advantages of that format, and this is a beautiful example (yehyeh, you can stop bitching now, MOD traditionalists!).

In any case, “Dance..” is an absolutely spectacular funkjam straight outta the Dharma+Prob. studiobunker in Helsinki. Dharma plays live bass and guitar on this one, and would also like to thank Panu Syrjänen for the wicked live tenor sax playing. On with the music, on with the show..?

Also, a further plug – as you might have heard, Dharma and Prob. have a single out on the Audio Couture sublabel of Moving Shadow in just a few weeks – it’s called “Soulwarrior” and it’s by Dharma+Dice – we’ve heard the tracks and they’re the funkiest d+b you’ve EVER heard, and that’s official 🙂 So don’t forget to go buy the 12″ at your local record emporium.


Credits:
cover by dharma


Tracklist:
01 – Dance To The Drummer’s Beat

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Various Artists – End of an Era {REL#END}

Artist: Various Artists
Title:
End of an Era
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
REL#END
Release Date:
1999/06/25


[thanks to Hotwire@NinjaGirl for cover-image – m_end.jpg]

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 monotonik, those who helped us with distribution and webspace, supported us with emails, kind words, and encouragement, and those who listened to and enjoyed our tunes. There’s plenty of MOD groups around, but we’d like to think we have a special place in your hearts as one of the groups who did things a little differently.

Enough. Keep on checking http://www.mono211.com, and keep it fresh. The best, we’ve been assured, is yet to come.


Tracklist:
01 – Ramone + Bay Tremore – Crazy Juice (BT Remix) [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
02 – Subi – High On Hate [MOD] [FLAC] [MP3]
03 – Prob. – Agent Blues [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
04 – Bay Tremore + Dharma – 808 Overdrive (Dharma Remix) [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
05 – Ramone – Micfiend [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
06 – Subi – Nuurswaashoo [MOD] [FLAC] [MP3]
07 – Ramone – King Of Cakes [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
08 – Prob. – Streetwear [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
09 – Bay Tremore – Stella [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
10 – Subi – Aigniition [MOD] [FLAC] [MP3]
11 – Prob. – Kob Nik [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
12 – Hoffman – Zoowax [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]

Artwork:
Front Cover
Subi – Aigniition
Subi – High On Hate
Subi – Nuurswaashoo

Additonal Files:
file_id [DIZ] [PNG]
m_end [NFO] [PNG]

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.


Dharma – Flash, Gone Now {REL#125}

Artist: Dharma
Title:
Flash, Gone Now
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
REL#125
Release Date: 1998/02/10


Dharma never bums us out, and here’s another track that hits all the right notes, percussively and chill-wise. Very wise,in fact, as it hips and hops and hippety-hops around in a kinda jazzy drummy funky way. Dub is love, this is almost better than the karma police coming round your house and taking you away. Heh, my karma ran over your dogma, man. 🙂


Tracklist:
01 – Flash, Gone Now [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]

Additional Files:
file_id [DIZ] [PNG]
m_1998 [REL] [PNG]
m_fla [NFO] [PNG]

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.


Dharma – Ponziani Opening {REL#110}

Artist: Dharma
Title:
Ponziani Opening
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
REL#110
Release Date:
1997/10/13


Our Finnish jazz-freak returns with an absolutely wicked track, complete with flute played by himself, and triphop atmospherics blending into some freestyle d+b… as jazzed-down and tripped-up as it gets. Don’t stop (don’t stop.. don’t stop.. don’t stop..)

[Oh, this was meant to be a 4-channel MOD, but it doesn’t play correctly on the Amiga (‘cos some of the channels get too high, octave-wise), so it’s being released as an XM instead. Hope nobody minds, it sounds identical.]


Tracklist:
01 – Ponziani Opening [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]

Additional Files:
FILE_ID [DIZ] [PNG]
M_1997 [REL] [PNG]
M_PON [NFO] [PNG]

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.


Dharma – Otsuki {rel#o3}

Artist: Dharma
Title:
Otsuki
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
rel#o3
Release Date:
1997/09/04


Time for the third Monotonik release, and it’s another damn original track, this time by Dharma. In any case, it’s a great new release, it’s “piercing your eardrums at 300m/s”, and there’s a danger of hospitalisation from the whiplash. So wear your hard hats and enjoy the chaos. 🙂


Tracklist:
01 – Otsuki [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]

Additional Files:
file_id [DIZ] [PNG]
m_1997 [REL] [PNG]
mt_ot [NFO] [PNG]

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.


Dharma – Shade {REL#98}

Artist: Dharma
Title:
Shade
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
REL#98
Release Date:
1997/08/11


Ridiculously hot day here at Mono HQ, and a suitably humid and oppressive release to suit it. Dharma comes on strong with a ‘Sunstroke Mix’ of this excellent downbeat track, complete with weird jazzy inflexions. Perhaps you can see why he’s joined up with Mono now? 🙂 We’re scared of him, at least. ;P


Tracklist:
01 – Shade [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]

Additional Files:
FILE_ID [DIZ] [PNG]
M_1997 [REL] [PNG]
M_SHA [NFO] [PNG]

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.