M46: Ramsey & Fen


Monologues returns to Farbfernseher Berlin on December 8 with Jad & The + Ben Gomori https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1024040

Something a bit special from the vaults this month. Ramsey & Fen were amongst the most prolific and pioneering producers in the UK garage scene from the latter half of the '90s into the 2000s. Their intrictate grooves, skipping percussion and weighty basslines were emblematic of the sound that the London scene birthed that would eventually lead on to grime, dubstep and all the sub-genres and hybrids that followed. Their legacy aside, they simply made immensely catchy feel-good music that oozed soul and groove from every pore. We're chuffed to have them dig out an old mix that only ever appeared as a promo CD, comprised of course of nothing but their own much-lauded productions. 

The Heartists - Belo Horizonti (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [VC Recordings]
Ramsey & Fen feat. Lynsey Moore - Love Bug [Bug Records]
Fabulous Baker Boys - Oh Boy (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [Multiply Records]
Ramsey & Fen - Style (Dub Mix) [Bug Records]
Somore - I Refuse (What You Want) (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [Locked On]
Kym Mazelle - Quality ((Ramsey & Fen + MJ Cole Remix) [white label]
Ramsey & Fen - Colours [Bug Records]
N-Tyce - Telefunkin’ (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [Telstar]
Ramsey & Fen - Into You [Bug Records]
Lovestation - Teardrops (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [Fresh]
Ramsey & Fen - Desire [Bug Records]
Sandy B - Make My World Go Round (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [Champion]
Ramsey & Fen - Always [Bug Records]
Yazz - Abandon Me (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [EastWest]
Ramsey & Fen - Over [V.I.P. Records]
Shernette May - All The Man That I Need (Ramsey & Fen Mix) [Virgin]
187 Lockdown - Kung-Fu (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [EastWestDance]
Sweet T - The Feeling (Ramsey & Fen Remix) [VC Recordings]
Your Mum - String On [Bug Records]
Ramsey & Fen - Playboy (RAF 4x4 Mix) [Bug Records]
Ramsey & Fen - What's Going On [Bug Records]


M45: Ethyène


Ethyène and his Moonrise Hill Material crew have come seemingly out of nowhere to become some of 2017’s most in-demand deep house & disco purveyors. Alongside Folamour, Kaffe Crème and St. Clair, the quartet have delivered tonnes of acclaimed music on their own and other labels <<du jour>>, as the French themselves might say. Ethyène’s love of hip-hop as well as 4/4 also shines through on this mix which takes in some of his downtempo excursions alongside dancefloor grooves, with plenty of unreleased action on the way. Sample-heavy, charming stuff with an almost pop-like sensibility.

*How would you describe your sound?*

I mainly produce downtempo house music and hip-hop built around samples. As a producer who loves to sample, I guess my music is at the crossroads between all the genres I'm daily digging with an important focus on natural grooves & ‘90s black music.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*

I've been listening to tons of hip-hop when I was younger thanks to my family living in Philadelphia which is close to NYC and is the city of Jazzy Jeff and The Roots. As a huge Nas fan, I think I discovered sampling through DJ Premier and immediately felt in love with it. I discovered then sample-based house music thanks to the French scene classics like Pépé Bradock, St Germain and started to have a huge interest in this genre until I got into the early Detroit house scene—Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Andrés—and decided this was the music I wanted to do.

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?*

This mix features tracks from almost of my releases until today. I feel kind of proud to have been asked to record a 100% Ethyène mix and being able not to spend such an unpleasant hour listening to it, haha...

Ethyène - This Must Be The Place [Unreleased]
Ethyène - Playin' With Fire [Better Listen Records]
Ethyène - Sound Of Freenidad [Groovence Records]
Ethyène - Cinnamon Flavor [Kyoku Records]
Ethyène - Ain't No Love Lost [Moonrise Hill Material]
Ethyène - Whatcha Been Doin ? [Unreleased]
Ethyène - A Common Soul [Moonrise Hill Material]
Ethyène - Strangers Must Be [Kolour LTD]
Ethyène & Folamour - Why My Love [Better Listen Records]
Ethyène - Every Drop [Moonrise Hill Material]
Ethyène - May The Ghost Leave A Body [Unreleased]
Ethyène - 'Lone At The Mall [Unreleased]



M44: Harry Wolfman


Next Monologues party: 29/09 @ Number 90, London w/ Ben Gomori + Si Domone https://www.facebook.com/events/149685052287757

Born and raised in the UK but currently living in Malaga, Harry Wolfman’s gathers dusty samples into loose permutations of deep house and new school disco. With a distinctive sound binding his productions together, he’s found fans through releases on House Of Disco, Dirt Crew and Secret Reels amongst others. He takes us across the full gamut of his sounds in his Monologues mix, from downtempo hazy chuggers through to his samplelicious dancefloor grooves, entirely made up of unreleased and forthcoming material.

*How would you describe your sound?*

House music primarily - usually with a lil dose of fun[k]. Also dreamy, cosmic, organic?... a lil nostalgic.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*

Music across the spectrum... anything from Brian Eno all the way to Rage Against The Machine... lots of jazz and funk... soundtracks... hip hop. Also experiences, playing music out to people... other art... science fiction and stuff. Life, i guess.

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?*

This is basically an hour of forthcoming solo material over the coming months... apart from the last tune which is just a lil jam I knocked up. Just sharin' the love on what's to come :]


Harry Wolfman - Untitled [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Upstream [Leonis] [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Pigs in Blankets [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - The Rickest Rick [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Floozy [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Stromboli [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Nemoto [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - The Accord [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Hitch [Forthcoming]

Harry Wolfman - Untitled [Unreleased]



M43: YGT / Your Gay Thoughts


Next Monologues parties:

12.08 Number 90, London with Cody Currie + Danvers


01.09 Farbfernseher, Berlin with Zepherin Saint + Ben Gomori


Something pretty different for you this month on Monologues as we head over to the beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia to meet Your Gay Thoughts. This five-piece outfit make weird, wonderful, woozy downtempo beats that cross from wigged-out stoned hip-hop jams to jazzy oddities and plenty more experimentalism besides. They’ve also recently branched out into dancefloor-oriented sounds via their YGT project, churning out Frits Wentink-y leftfield house wonk of the highest order. This mix takes you through both sides of their creative output and makes for a pretty wild trip.

*How would you describe your sound?*

Fake jazz / post-pop.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*

There's so much new inspiring music one can hear every that it's really hard to define what exactly influences our stuff, but that I could say that the millennium golden age of MTV RnB probably leaves marks in every step of our musical voyage.

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?

This mix to me is like a journey that takes you through our past, present and also the future, because it includes bits of forthcoming work, that's still in progress. In the mix there's music from our band Your Gay Thoughts, instrumental beats, some stuff from YGT—our new dancefloor friendly project—some music from our forthcoming second LP that will come out on King Deluxe in 2018, a forthcoming track for Jazz Cabbage, a few remixes from our friends, some old demos, new demos, few exotic edits we released for Prrrrrrr Records and more.


Your Gay Thoughts - Perilous Storm [King Deluxe]

Your Gay Thoughts - 8bit Astro [King Deluxe]

Your Gay Thoughts - Gastrolith pt 2 (TizTiz Remix) [King Deluxe]

Your Gay Thoughts - Dybbuk Instrumental (demo)

Your Gay Thoughts - Wet Vexing Rose (Salty Sam Remix) [King Deluxe)

Your Gay Thoughts - Morning After (demo)

Your Gay Thoughts - Claude Monet [King Deluxe]

Your Gay Thoughts - Transit of Venus instrumental (demo)

Your Gay Thoughts - Inn Kick Blunt 6 (demo)

Your Gay Thoughts - Inn Kick Blunt 4 (demo)

Your Gay Thoughts - Westside [rx:tx]

Your Gay Thoughts - untitled footwork demo

Your Gay Thoughts - That's Past [King Deluxe]

Your Gay Thoughts - Wet Vexing Rose [King Deluxe]

Your Gay Thoughts - The Watercolors CD hidden track [King Deluxe]

Untitled YGT Remix [Jazz Cabbage]

Brazillian Girls - All About Us (YGT live edit)

YGT - UWTB [Jazz Cabbage]

YGT - untitled (demo)

YGT - Aperol Spritz [SVNSET WAVES]

Your Gay Thoughts - Mariah [King Deluxe]

Alain Gorager - La Femme (Your Gay Thoughts Flip) [Prrrrrrr Records]

Your Gay Thoughts - Honolulu [King Deluxe]

YGT - Mary Lou [Jazz Cabbage]

Les Baxter - Wotuka (Your Gay Thoughts Flip) [Prrrrrrr Records]



M42: DJ Spen


DJ Spen plays 51st State Festival on August 5th in London. More details at https://www.51ststatefestival.com

Something a bit different on Monologues this month as we partner with London's house/disco/garage mecca 51st State Festival to present a legend of soulful house music, DJ Spen. One of the most prolific and popular producers in that end of the spectrum, his career stretches back to the glory days of US house and garage in the mid-’90s, when he was part of the legendary production outfit The Basement Boys. He counts hundreds of production credits to his name, with collaborations alongside Karizma and Todd Terry and remixes for Michael Jackson and Diana Ross along the way. His Quantize Recordings and unquantize labels are two of the scene’s best-selling imprints, and with such a huge body of work behind him, choosing what to pick on this mix can’t have been easy. It’s an honour to have him as a guest.

*How would you describe your sound?*

I describe my sounds as being soulful, funky, disco, jazzy, feel good dance music.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*

A plethora of people and entities influence my sound from Gamble and Huff, to Parliament Funkadelic, to Curtis Mayfield and Quincy Jones, to Soul II Soul, to DJ Premier, to Jazzy Jeff, Dr. Dre and the list goes on.

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?*

This mix is a combination of many of the sounds I love to put together. Hard and gritty, to smooth and melodic dance cuts. It was a joy to put together!



Black Motion - Rainbow (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Remix) [Defected Records]

Namy - Colors Of The Universe (DJ Spen Remix) [unquantize]

Jasper Street Company - I Wanna Be Happy (Dave Anthony & DJ Spen Remix) [Basement Boys Records]

Junior White - In Da House (DJ Spen Remix) [unquantize]

Pauline Henry - Heaven (DJ Spen & Reelsoul Remix) [Groove Odyssey]

DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz present Marc Evans - The Way U Love Me [The Sound Of Defected]

Spencer Morales ft. Randy Roberts - Without Your Love (DJ Spen & Thommy Bootleg Dub) [Quantize Recordings]

MF Robots - The Night Is Calling (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Remix) [Quantize Recordings]

Sharon Brown Adams - We Got The Funk (Spen's Low End Theory Mix) [Quantize Recordings]

Richard Burton - Bad Luck (DJ Spen Bootleg Mix) [Groove Odyssey]

Chiwoniso - Gomo (DJ Spen & Soulfuledge Remix) [Soul Clap Records]


Next Monologues parties:

Aug 12 - Number 90, London - Cody Currie + Ben Gomori http://bit.ly/2sTNWmw

Sept 1 - Farbfernseher, Berlin - Black Loops + Ben Gomori http://bit.ly/2sNqUCA

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M41: Kiko Navarro


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Mallorca’s Kiko Navarro is a well-known name in the Balearics, formerly holding down residencies at Pacha Ibiza, Pacha Mallorca and Space Ibiza. As a producer, he’s graced the likes of Local Talk, Yoruba Records, Exploited, Quantize Recordings and Large Records in recent years, blending classic house sounds with Afro and soulful flavours. His new album on BBE Everything Happens For A Reason is a stunner, and its release prompted us to reach out for him for a mix. The result is a hugely enjoyable romp through his infectious sounds, with a healthy dose of his new LP along the way.

*How would you describe your sound?*

A variety of colours, flavours and styles which I call HOUSE.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*

I have got many influences since I started producing music. One is the beautiful life in Mallorca where I was born and hope to live for the rest of my days. If you want some names obviously my favourites producers have influenced me somehow, but the list is too long to write here!

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?*

I included some of my latest productions, future ones and also all-time favourite remixes and my next singles upcoming from my already released Everything Happens For A Reason album on BBE Music.

Lunare Project feat. Jaidene Veda - Moonlight (Koki Dub) [Netswork Records]
Kiko Navarro feat. D7 - Humanity (Extended Mix) [BBE Music]
Modaji - Hiroko (Kiko Navarro Beats From The Sea [Unquantize]
Mojo Project - Tell Me Why (Koki "Solutions" Dub) [Lovemonk]
Sebas Ramis & Tutsi Girl Play House - Faith (Kiko Navarro Instrumental Mix) [Sub_Urban]
Kiko Navarro feat. Concha Buika - Lo Siento (Extended Mix) [BBE Music]
Kiko Navarro - Ohashia [BBE Music]
Kiko Navarro feat. Isis "Apache" Montero - Everything Happens For A Reason (Extended Mix) [BBE Music]
Kiko Navarro - Nea Kameni (Original Mix) [Local Talk]
Kiko Navarro feat. DJ Spen & Dana Weaver - What We Need (Extended Mix) [BBE Music]


M40: Zepherin Saint


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Zepherin Saint has been pushing a deep, percussive afro house sound since launching his label Tribe Records back in 2009. Since then he has focused his output almost solely on his own imprint, which has showcased global grooves alongside top-draw soulful US house artists like Timmy Regisford, Peven Everett, Mr. V and Ron Carroll. His mix for Monologues journeys through his tribal sound, joining the dots between Afro and Latin music along the way and including some exclusive edits and unreleased beauts from his travels recording with musicians across the globe.

*How would you describe your sound?*

I like to delve into various sides of electronic music whilst bringing a live element to the production. I always like to include the human imperfection through live instrumentation or vocals and aim for the dance floor mostly. I am a big fan of indigenous music that tells stories through its rhythm and folklore and I attempt to find a way to include in my productions. In one word for me it’s 'soul' as that is where it comes from.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*  

Watching people react to music be it in a coffee shop or club. Bands and artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin, War, Parliament and Fela Kuti continuously influence me and more present day Yussef Kamaal and Floating Points.

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?*

I wanted to show various styles of what I have produced but at the same time present the soulful thread that joins it all together and also show case parts of the world I have been lucky enough to record in.


Zepherin Saint - Hey Jazz [Melange Records]

Mephia -  Pieces Of A Dream (Zepherin Saint Remix) [Tribe Records] unreleased

IFA IYAY - Chango's Dance [unreleased]

Dayme Arocena - Madres (Zepherin Saint Remix) [Brownswood]

Zepherin Saint - Paradise In Winter [unreleased]

Zepherin Saint - Z Drum Beat Edit [unreleased]

Zepherin Saint ft. Adama - Canima [Tribe Trax]

IFA IYAY - Soul Survivor [unreleased]

Zepherin Saint - Chess Dance (edit) [unreleased]

Kholi - Inner freak (Zepherin Saint Instrumental) [Tribe Records]

Zepherin Saint - One Sound [Tribe Records]

IFA IYAY - Flame [unreleased]


Ben Gomori - Monologues @ Farbfernseher Berlin - 27.01.17


Ben Gomori's warm-up set from our January party.

Monologues returns to Farbfernseher Berlin this Friday 7 April with Danvers + NVWLS: www.facebook.com/events/1441365525935898/


The White Elephant - Don't Change Your Way [Woman France]
Osunlade - Touched My Soul [Set]
Damon Lamar - Joyridin [Tetrode Music]
D'Angelo - Devil's Pie (Behling & Simpson Edit) [n/a]
G. Markus - Sugar [G-Edits]
Tell - In Suspension [Banoffee Pies Records]
Moodymanc - Don't You Want My Love [Peacefrog Records]
G. Markus - Tite [Melodymathics]*
Takuya Matsumoto - Trash Track [Meda Fury]
Konstanin Sibold - Dome
Atdhe - Earl St. Groove [Monologues]*
Djambo Basch - Alpine [Monologues Records]*

G. Markus - Oktogon [Melodymathics]*

*denotes forthcoming


Monologues Records Taster Mix #3


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G. Markus - Moon Face*

Jesus Pablo & The Disciple - Wine (Ben Gomori’s Underwater Meditation)

G. Markus - Poussez-Poulet

Danvers - Blind Method

G. Markus - Old Mutha

Nail - Voodoo

Kamal Imani - Cosmic Being (Atdhe Remix)*

Nail - On Wid It

Nail - Decisions*

SMBD - Captain*

Danvers - Keep Right On

Hume - 5th Floor (Ben Gomori’s Elevated Remix)

*denotes vinyl only




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Next party: Farbfernseher, Berlin - 07 April 2017 - Danvers, NVWLS + Ben Gomori

SMBD (aka Simbad) is one of the most prolific and eclectic producers in dance music, with a list of original, remixes, collaborations and uncredited performances that runs for pages and pages. Never one to be pinned down, he makes whatever he feels, from ‘bruk’ house and garage through to soulful bass excursions and global beats. Part of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide and Brownswood roster, he has been on fine form recently with releases on Apron and Local Talk and his disco cut-up bomb Captain on our Dialogue Vol. 2 vinyl EP. His mix for us is a serious treat, spanning myriad styles and comprising solely of unreleased demos, dubs and collaborations.

*How would you describe your sound?*

I guess its soul music. My aim is to make timeless shhh. And i work with electronics, digital & analog machines to live instruments and vocals. I'd say most of my stuff is also dancefloor orientated.

*What and who inspires you and influences your sound?*

Travelling. Movement. Friends. Women. Mysteries of the Universe. Musicians and fellow music makers & DJs. Too many to mention.

*Can you tell us a little about this mix and what it means to you?*

This is just a selection of unreleased stuff from the last few years, almost like a showreel, labels are welcome to holla if there's something they're feeling. I've got tons more hahaha...



SMBD x Jameszoo - Sunday Beat (Ruff)
Alicai Harley - Do Better (SMBD Version)
SMBD - Hear Us Beat
SMBD x Roots Manuva - Yesterday
SMBD x Roots Manuva - Lock Away (Ruff)
DVA x Mickey P x SMBD - Forkbender
SMBD x Cooly G - I Don’t Mind (Demo)
SMBD - Meteorite Beat (Ruff)
Izamabad aka Simbad x Karizma - Just Like That (Ruff)
SMBD x Pedro 123 - Reach For The Beat (Ruff)
SMBD - Brapage Beat (Ruff)
SMBD - Afromental Demo
SMBD - Come Again Beat
Dayme Arocena - Madres (SMBD Ruff Suite 2)
SMBD x Spacek - Let’s Go (Dirty Mix)
SMBD x Speech Debelle - Romantic (Ruff)
SMBD x Rae Rae - Bitty Demo


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