Monte talks Radical EP, DJ support and what the future holds | Soundspace

Monte talks Radical EP, DJ support and what the future holds

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So who is Monte?

Monte

Musician, DJ, Producer, Mix engineer and hobby coder from Hamburg City, Germany. I love to cook and my hobbies are, no seriously?

 


 

Soundspace

Your Radical EP just came out on Jeudi, talk us through the EP?

Monte

Radical is the second installment of my more ‘electronic’ sound research. I thought it will be a logical continuation of my ‘Bubblegum EP’ released earlier this year.

A darker, more energetic approach seemed fitting so I wrapped my head around it and started working on Radical, the title track of this EP.

My initial idea was to start off with something tonal which drifts over time into total destructive atonal material, kinda radical. I constructed the main sound exactly like this so what you hear at the end is the same main synth sound transformed into this mayhem. The more you dig in the more busted it becomes. Works great on the floor!

The second original track ‘Simpler’ follows the same line but in a darker sense. I also wanted to have some ‘film score’ moments on this one so this joint has it, besides the dark chord progression, a ‘hard knock on a metal wall’ sound giving you a moment of terror kind a feel. It comes also with a Nietzsche quote which was fitting perfectly. The tension on this one took me some time to build but I’m happy with the result.

The other two remixes conclude the EP, rounding it up in different styles. I think Jeudi Records did a great job by choosing Washerman and Man Power. I have already a great list of supporting Artists like Anja Schneider, Edu Imbernon, Adana Twins, Doctor Dru and many more.

 
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Soundspace

And with support from Dyed Soundroom and Tensnake (among others), I’m sure you couldn’t be happier with the reception it’s received?

Monte

Precisely! I had some time to figure out something new which reflects what I play as a DJ right now. Good to see that it payed off.

 


 

Soundspace

Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Monte

Sometimes I like listening to Stubenmusik.

 


 

Soundspace

What’s the coolest thing in your house?

Monte

Besides my Doepfer Modular System ? My Atari 1040ST, Amiga 500 and C64 Computers, hooked up ready to make some noise and play games.

 


 

Soundspace

What’s the future hold for Monte?

Monte

You never know. I like my ‘electronic’ approach right now so I’ll dive deeper into that field. 80’s research project is still in the works so we’ll see.

 


 

Soundspace

Anything to add?

Monte

Have you ever tried Sim City Buildit? AWESOME!

 
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