Ramone – Unreleased Works Part 1 – The Fistful Of Dojo And SuperSIDekick Sessions {mtw023}

Artist: Ramone
Title:
Unreleased Works Part 1 – The Fistful Of Dojo And SuperSIDekick Sessions
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw023
Release Date:
2001/08/06


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 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 16 unreleased .XM tracks, totalling 1.3meg in .ZIP form, as the first part of Andi’s musical legacy (the second, upcoming installment is his unreleased 1998 full-length album, originally done for Germany’s Firehorse Records.)

The release is divided into two parts, with the 3 tracks for the ‘Fistful Of Dojo’ demo (preview screenshots here and here) encompassing intense funk through super-hard shaolin hiphopjungle action, and the remaining chip-tunes from the ‘SuperSIDekick Sessions’ (preview screenshots here, here and here) doing wonderful chipped-up funky action with electro-hiphop influences, all in under 30k per track. It’s spectacularly vibrant stuff, and makes us all happy and kinda melancholy at the same time – when all is said and done, your music rocks, and always will, Andi.


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Shadowbox [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
02 – Db [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
03 – Dojo Funksta [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
04 – Screw Driver [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
05 – Full Fuel – Rewind [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
06 – Armalvte 2001 [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
07 – Breakerz Revenge [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
08 – Dojo In Slomo [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
09 – Milky Wa(y) – Tek Rain Rewind [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
10 – Doj’omatic Red [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
11 – Dojo Skeme Theme [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
12 – Rain Of The Tek [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
13 – Miami Vice 2001 [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
14 – Flowing Like Liquid [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
15 – Intro [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]
16 – Crystal [XM] [FLAC] [MP3]

Artwork:
Front Cover

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.


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


Darkhalo – Stratosphere Sniper {mtw022}

Artist: Darkhalo
Title:
Stratosphere Sniper
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw022
Release Date:
2001/06/17


We’re delighted to put out another release from West Coast US breakbeast, Darkhalo, with whom we released a rather well-received .MOD a while back. We loved his sorta progressive vs. nu-skool, distinctively Californian rolling beats, obviously born outta the City of Industry, and all the yummier for that.

Therefore, “Stratosphere Sniper” is another prime example of the CA massive blowing things up for smarts, and we’ve been mentally grooving (we’re too dorky to dance) pretty much all this week to the heavily overlaid, intricate breaks and gorgeously produced doublespeed bass-snare-snare. Ah, there you go! We’ve actually just got down some Leeroy Prodigy style gangly moonwalk moves that fit it perfectly. What’s your favorite groove position?


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Stratosphere Sniper

Artwork:
Front Cover


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


Luminfire – Mono BPM Vol.1 {mtwdj04}

Artist: Luminfire
Title:
Mono BPM Vol.1
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtwdj04
Release Date:
2001/05/17


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 TheFoxII? This 60-minute mp3 mix provides in abundance.

The tracklisting for “Mono BPM Vol.1” is as follows:

01. Dreamfish – Shredless Wonder (d/l .mod )
02. TheFoxII – Discodance (d/l .mod )
03. Mortimer Twang – Velvet Disko (d/l .mod )
04. Iso+TheFoxII – L’Ambient (d/l .mod )
05. Dreamfish – Sunrise Technology (d/l .mod )
06. ChuckB – Dig Deep (d/l .mod )
07. Twilight – Wired (d/l .mod )
08. TheFoxII – U Got To B U (d/l .mod )
09. Twilight+Mortimer Twang – The Future (d/l .mod )
10. Basehead – Indigo (d/l .mod )
11. ChuckB – Blur Reality (d/l .mod )
12. Substance – Parallel (d/l .mod )
13. Twilight – The Go Loop (d/l .mod )
14. Carebear – Farawayadventure (d/l .mod )


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Mono BPM Vol.1

Artwork:
Front Cover


Willbe feat. Sear – Back, Back, Back {mtw021}

Artist: Willbe feat. Sear
Title:
Back, Back, Back
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw021
Release Date:
2001/04/08


Continuing on the Mono211 (breaks+eclectic) side-label odyssey, we come across French hiphop instrumentalist Willbe (last seen as one of the winners of the Laurent Garnier remix competition, getting his mix pressed up onto limited vinyl by F Communications!), who’s kindly slung us this scratchadelic tribute to Mono211, who are indeed back, back, back.

So, with the help of super-scratcher Sear, this headnodder loops up pianos, rock-solid beats, and strings with super nimble scratching skills and smart sourcematerial to provide a ninja excuse to bop yr hed like a gonk. And with a vinyl climax pitchshifting up to end things off proper, this is why Willbe’s got a real bright future – the boy’s got style, roight?


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Back, Back, Back

Artwork:
Front Cover


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


Pendle – Caffeine Low {mtw020}

Artist: Pendle
Title:
Caffeine Low
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw020
Release Date:
2001/03/16


We’re very proud to present the first Mono211 release from UK musician Pendle, who’s also known as Idmonster for his more idm-ish, _reallysmart_ forthcoming releases on Monotonik.

But who is this Pendle wallah? Well, having formerly been a member of the excellent dream-pop band, Butterfly Child, who were major-label signed in the early 90s, Pendle then went his own way, working on projects as diverse as working with Laurie Anderson, conducting a German birdsong symphony (?!), and soundtracking Sony Playstation TV adverts. And now he’s gracing Mono with his presence, and we thank him.

In any case, “Caffeine Low” is a Mono211 doozie, a string-filled paean to coffee drinkers everywhere, with shuffling beats and a gorgeous bowed lead, and the end-product sounding a bit like late 90s triphop-meisters Archive (who were, coincidentally, also Playstation advert soundtrackers.) Air violin-ing is permitted, but just this once, got it?


Credits:
cover by pendle


Tracklist:
01 – Caffeine Low

Artwork:
Front Cover


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


DJ Nova – Starshipoetry {mtw019}

Artist: DJ Nova
Title:
Starshipoetry
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw019
Release Date:
2001/02/21


A second release for the revitalised Mono211 breakbeat sublabel, and this time, Slovenian musician and DJ Nova, having previously been responsible for a bunch of the DJ mixes we’ve put out (including ‘Oldskoolmonotonikantiks’ and the Elektroblef releases..), hits us with his first original mp3 release on Mono211, the excellent “Starshipoetry”.

Every fule know that essential parts of the perfect tune include messed-up Douglas Adams samples and mixed-up beep noises, leading up to solid-as-rawk breakbeats and cut-up bass-snare action, and so DJ Nova follows this to a tee, providing another indescribable, not quite d+b, almost nu-skool breaks release for Mono211. Just wait for the main break to hit and make that headnod pilgrimage all the way to Lourdes. Or Lords, if you’re a Krikkit-er.


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Starshipoetry

Artwork:
Front Cover


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


Smash & Willbe – Separate Ways (Hoffman’s Hardware Remix) {mtw018}

Artist: Smash & Willbe
Title:
Separate Ways (Hoffman’s Hardware Remix)
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw017
Release Date:
2001/01/28


When the clamoring for a relaunch of Mono211 died down, we released that we’d been concentrating a little too much on the downbeat, abstract side of things, and it was good to open up with some _real_ kickin’ stuff on our breakbeat break-beast of a sublabel.

So here we are, and the first release sees English jazz-ster, Smash, as remixed by talented French instrumental hiphop-meister, Willbe, _THEN_ remixed by the mercurial Hoffman, who’s been with Mono right from the start, even part of our first ever release. And he’s only getting better, folks – this measured breaks-remix blends techno, jungle, and nu-skool breaks in an gunshot-sharp way. Still seems like the sound of the future to us, and with forthcoming eruptions from DJ Nova, Darkhalo and Willbe feat. Sear pushing the point even further, we predict a sunny break-filled 2001 throughout the Mono211 sublabel area.

But for now, the mellow keys + outrageous snare-hits of Hoffman’s steppah remix transmogrifies Smash+Willbe’s super original into the way we want to go on – stylish and hard-hitting to a tee, but different, subtly different.


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Separate Ways (Hoffman’s Hardware Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover


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


Hoffman – Nu-Skool Rules {mtwdj02}

Artist: Hoffman
Title:
Nu-Skool Rules
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtwdj02
Release Date:
2000/07/22


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 Slater doing his super-duper super-luper action, and some interesting breakbeat/hiphop melanges in there too…

If you’re a little bored with the alternately jazz-wank or squonky-darkstep world of drum+bass, and prefer a cleaner electro sound, mark our words, this is the sound of the future. In 2023, BT will be world leader. And we’ll all be helpless drones. Hang on, is that good? Ahem. Well, anyway, great mix. Get it, and if you like the songs on it, support the artists and buy the vinyl/CDs 🙂

Tracklisting:

1. Waveform – “Breakers In Space” (TCR)
2. Breakneck – “V-Neck” (TCR)
3. Wayward Soul – “Sex, Drugs, And Computer Games” (white)
4. Waveform – “Proteus 4” (10 Kilo)
5. BT/Hybrid – “Running Down The Way” (Distinctive Breaks)
6. Waveform – “Deep Dubz” (TCR)
7. Terminalhead – “Weekend Warrior [Digweed+Muir Bedrock Dub]” (Distinctive Breaks)
8. Wayward Soul feat. Divine Styler – “PMT” (PIAS)
9. Ils – “Lights” (Fuel)
10. Breakneck – “Arse Ingear” (TCR)
11. Uptown Connection – “L.A” (TCR)
12. McMillan+Anderson – “Latino Breaks” (10 Kilo)
13. Waveform fear. EQ – “Landscapes” (TCR)
14. Skullduggery – “Album Sampler Track 1” (white)
15. Luke Slater – “Freek Funk” (Novamute)
16. Skullduggery – “Album Sampler Track 2” (white)
17. Ils – “Sabotage” (Fuel)


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Nu-Skool Rules

Artwork:
Front Cover


Hoffman – Dark Fool {mtw017}

Artist: Hoffman
Title:
Dark Fool
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw017
Release Date:
2000/05/07


Showing that he can still put out rolling breakbeats with the best of them, this Hoffman release showcases the kind of marvellous funky breaks that led De:Bug magazine in Germany to call us ‘the Ninja Tune of the Net’.

Mind you, this time round, ‘Dark Fool’ is somewhere between BT-esque progressive breakbeat, harder techno, and Incredible Bongo Band-style freestyling. Definitions are always on the tricky side, but rest assured you’ve got a treat in for you.


Credits:
cover by fthr


Tracklist:
01 – Dark Fool

Artwork:
Front Cover


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


Elektroblef – Mono211/Monotonik Showcase {mtwdj01}

Artist: Elektroblef
Title:
Mono211/Monotonik Showcase
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtwdj01
Release Date:
2000/03/28


The first new mix for Mono211 comes courtesy of Slovenia’s DJ Nova and his Elektroblef radioshow, with an amazing 60-minute realaudio mix cutting up lots of classic and new Mono211/Monotonik tracks, complete with great scratching, samples, and voice-overs on the top, ‘Blech’-style. Wow. Tracklisting as follows:

“Return” – Twilight
“Space Junkie” – Subi
“Streetbeat” – Mortimer Twang
“Wired” – Twilight
“Roots” – TheFoxII
“Chikoboompaww!” – Jazz+Smartass
“Tama’s Kingdom” – Muffler
“808 Overdrive” – Bay Tremore
“Sizable Chunk Of Beats” – Relief+Skizo
“Benedict” – Tek
“Iflai” – Prob.
“Whirlwind Snooker” – Vim
“Icymx” – Prob.


Credits:
cover by dj nova


Tracklist:
01 – Mono211/Monotonik Showcase

Artwork:
Front Cover