M37: Raam

22Dec

The mysterious Raam hails from Stockholm and has been releasing a succession of tasty 12”s on his Raam Records label over the past few years that celebrate all things analog, lush deep house and melodic techno with reverence for the Detroit greats imbued in its heart. There’s little else to say about him aside from he was involved in the Nordic disco scene in a previous incarnation… so we’ll let the music (and him) do the talking. His mix features pretty much all of his label output to date.


*How would you describe your sound?*

Deep and forceful, produced with analogue gear, with a focus on beautiful pads dirty drum patterns and warm basslines.

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

People, places and my record collection.

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

 

The mix is made out of my music as well as two remixes on my own stuff by Baba Stiltz and Samo DJ. I had an idea of what tracks I wanted play and in which order but when i started mixing it came out another way than planned but much better. I think it present´s the diversity of my label, spanning from more disco-influenced tracks to more clean techno productions.

Tracklist:
Raam - Pallas  [Raam Records]
Raam - Unfold [Raam Records]
Raam - Lipslide [Raam Records]
Raam - Oblique [Raam Records]
Raam - Hidden [Raam Records]
Raam - Ment (Samo DJ & Alexi3d Rmx) [Raam Records]
Raam - Crest [Raam Records]
Raam - Brink [Raam Records]
Raam - Ment [Raam Records]
Raam - Padme [Raam Records]
Raam - Hidden (Baba Stiltz Rmx) [Raam Records]

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M36: Dj Aakmael

22Nov

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Dj Aakmael has been releasing a steady stream of quality deep house over the last decade. Fusing jazzy samples with lush strings, woozy textures, sublime keys and a frequent sense of melancholy, his sumptuous cuts have recently found their way to labels like Freerange Recordings, Release Sustain, Kolour LTD and Church. His destiny sounded pretty inevitable, born to a trombonist father, singer mother and with a composer and music teacher for an uncle, with a vast library of records at his disposal growing up. His expert sampling and affection for sounds from the past are clear evidence of this, and make for some seriously musical house grooves.

*How would you describe your sound?*

Deep, raw, nostalgic with a jazz appeal.

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

Ups and downs in life, culture. As far as who, there are so many artists/groups that I listen to including but not limited to: The Art of Noise, anything from the classical music Romantic period, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, The Sylvers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The 5th Dimension and so on, many, many more. I get influenced by old music, nostalgia, history.

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

This mix contains a selection of my tracks ranging from deep to more mellow, reflecting somewhat on the range of my ideas. When I listened back to it, to me it felt refreshing because 1) I never really play my tracks out after I produce, 2) It gave me a sense of what others may feel when they hear these songs compiled together, 3) The back and forth between the deep and the jazz gave it a feeling that I haven't felt in a long time. A mix with rare tracks and dynamic range. I could have gone on but wanted to keep it as close to an hour as possible. I may need to create a Part 2!

Tracklist:

Dj Aakmael - Roses [Kolour LTD]

Dj Aakmael - Recess [Unxpozd Entertainment]

Dj Aakmael - Beautiphul [Church UK]

Dj Aakmael - Time [Unxpozd Entertainment]

Dj Aakmael - Dubb [Hizou]

Dj Aakmael - Daydreeming [Freerange Recordings]

Dj Aakmael - Aakboogie [Unxpozd Entertainment]

Dj Aakmael - Trombon [Unxpozd Entertainment]

Dj Aakmael - Spreadsomluv [People of Earth]

Dj Aakmael - Music [Uzuri]

Dj Aakmael - Dearest One [Unxpozd Entertainment]

Dj Aakmael - Deepermoments [Earthrumental]

Dj Aakmael - Fourpoint 5 [Kolour LTD]

Dj Aakmael - Jazz Piece 2 [Unxpozd Entertainment]

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M35: Danvers

20Oct

Buy Danvers’ Monologues Records EP ‘They Don’t Program Themselves’:

Vinyl http://bit.ly/m12003 or http://bit.ly/m12003juno

Digital EP released Nov 7.

Danvers has been suitably impressing us for a while with his colorful mix of samples, live instrumentation and highly musical approach to house music and thereabouts. EPs for FINA and WotNot have marked him out as one to watch, and to celebrate his EP for our label, we invited him to put together this mix of unreleased bit, forthcoming releases and his best bits so far.

*How would you describe your sound?*

I guess I try and keep everything pretty rough and messy, I don't like clean sounds too much and whatever I'm making has to be melody driven. The reason I took this photo for this mix is because pretty much every chord and lead sound in my music has been run through this battered old guitar pedal that I've had for about 10 years, it sounds noisy and hissy and it's almost impossible to reign in.

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

If I had to name other producers: Frits Wentink, Henry Wu, Graef & Astro, Tornado Wallace, Soichi Terada, everyone on WotNot... I'm most inspired by Jazz and broken / swung rhythm,

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

This mix is all music that I've made in the last year, a few from my first signing with FINA Records, some upcoming stuff with WotNot, and of course the Monologues release.

Danvers - Terrell [FINA Records]

Danvers - Untitiled [Forthcoming]

Danvers - Hoxton 203 [Forthcoming WotNot]

Danvers - My Heat [Unreleased]

Danvers - Chroma [FINA Records]

Danvers - Untitiled [Forthcoming]

Danvers - Look At You Trip [Unreleased]

Danvers - Blind Method [Monologues]

Danvers - Keep Right On [Monologues]

Danvers - Lectures [Unreleased]

Danvers - Dig Deeper [Unreleased]

Danvers - Paper Ships [Unreleased]

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M34: The Analog Roland Orchestra

13Sep

With a love and nous for synths and melody that at times recalls the likes of Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre, German genius The Analog Roland Orchestra makes music both for tripped-out dancefloors and for introspective personal listening. With two albums under his belt. releases on labels including Ornaments, Poker Flat, Pastamusik and live sets at hallowed danceries like Panoramabar, he is an increasingly sought-after proposition who harnesses his army of Roland machines to dazzling effect.

Flitting between cosmic techno jams and hazy ambient soundscapes, his mix for us is a deep, slow-burning trip.

*How would you describe your sound?*

Out of tune.

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

Women + sex + universe.

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

A selection of personal moments from my Berlin years.

Tracklist:

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Oh Scary Svalbard [Pressure Suit]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Rominas Space Journey (Edit) [Pastamusik]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Aftermath [Black Crow Records]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Velvet Green [Ornaments]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Dinsyncer [Pressure Suit]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Melody 8 [Ornaments]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Safe! (Edit) [Pressure Suit]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - 1997 [Ornaments]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Curvature [Ornaments]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Hidden Floor (Skit) [Unreleased]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Turrell´s Theme [Unreleased]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - If…then [Pressure Suit]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - 9&6 / 8&6 / 3&6 (Edit) [Pastamusik Limited]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Plant (Edit) [Black Crow Records]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Hoaxy (Edit) [Pressure Suit]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Polyblue [Ornaments]

The Analog Roland Orchestra - Weird Vibrations [Pressure Suit]

Songs taken from:

"Aftermath" Ep, Black Crow Records, BCR007

"Dimension Series" Ep, Pastamusik Limited, PAMLTD008/PAMLTD009

"Dinsync" Lp, Pressure Suite, PS001

"Home" Lp, Ornaments, ORN022

"Made In Space" Ep, Pastamusik, PAM017

"Roden Crater Vision" Ep, Ornaments, ORN038

Homepage: http://www.theanalogrolandorchestra.de

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theanalogrolandorchestra

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/theanalogrolandorchestra

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M33: Alinka

23Aug

Follow us on SoundCloud for free downloads & re-edits: http://soundcloud.com/monologues

Our next Berlin party at Farbfernseher takes place on Sept 10 with Ben Gomori + Lorca: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?861049


Born and raised in Chicago on a diet of jackin’ house and acid heritage, Alinka first made a name for herself as a resident at the city’s legendary Smart Bar club. After cutting her teeth there for several years, she relocated to Berlin and set about bolstering her burgeoning production career. She makes throbbing, thumping house and tech with splashings of acid and electro worked in. It’s body music that’s made to be played loud and to be felt as well as heard. Releases on Crosstown Rebels, Lovecrimes, Classic and her own Twirl imprint have helped to make the world sit up and take attention, as have her ongoing collaborations with former Hercules & Love Affair contributor Shaun J. Wright—her sultry-toned creative muse who features heavily on this mix for us.

*How would you describe your sound?*

It's hard to describe it these days as I have many new influences but I'm always a Chicago House girl at the core.

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

My friends, my surroundings, hanging out on different dance floors, and most importantly Shaun J. Wright.

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

This mix was different than any I've ever done as it's only original productions and remixes I've worked on. I hardly play my own music out so it was strange to hear it all collectively but also really fun. It got me a bit emotional because going through our whole catalog. It brought back a lot of memories and also a sense of pride in our progress and the music I've been fortunate to have worked on the past few years.

Tracklist:

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Come Together [Classic Music Company]

The Carry Nation & The Cucarachas - The Oracle (Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Remix) [Tribal Records]

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Love Songs [Twirl Recordings]

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Need Someone [Twirl Recordings]

Justin Harris - E-Numbers (Alinka Remix) [Apollo Music]

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - My Heart Is Sincere [Crosstown Rebels]

Alinka - Reaching [Get Up Recordings]

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - What You Feel What You Love [Classic Music Company]

Eli Escobar - Anotha Luv (Alinka Remix) [Get Up Recordings]

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Feel You Up [Lovecrimes]

Fata Kiefer - LSD (Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Remix) ]Forevergreen Ltd]

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Journey Into The Deep [Twirl Recordings]

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Monologues Records Taster Mix #2 mixed by Ben Gomori

7Aug

The sound of our last year of releases. Buy digital at bit.ly/monologuesbeatport and buy vinyl at www.deejay.de/Monologues_Records__L29585

1.Soy Beaner (Shakarchi & Straneus Remix) - André Laos
2.Grande Rue - Simon Maverick
3.Still Afraid Of Bats - Ponty Mython
4.Keepon - Uffe
5.Clear Definition (Dub Mix)- Leon Revol
6.What You Do To Me - Fedde
7.Destiny (Ben Gomori’s In Control Remix)- Small Pyramids
8.Untiteled (Ben Gomori’s Entitled To Remix)- Jascha Hagen
9.Habibti - M. Vaughan
10.Plus Ones (Ben Gomori’s Name’s Not Down Remix)- Lrusse
11.Xuclar (Anna Wall's Rêver Bateau Remix - Ben's Beatless Version)- Ben Gomori

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M32: Jay Tripwire

20Jul

Follow us on SoundCloud for free downloads and to hear our label releases: http://soundcloud.com/monologues


Canadian producer Jay Tripwire has been consistently top-notch tech house and deep house since the turn of the millennium, with a prolific output that has graced dozens of quality imprints. Although varied in his output, he can usually be counted on to serve up a slick groove with just the right amount of atmospheric texture. And it just so happens that when we contacted him, he was readying the release of a very tasty improvised live set—which we naturally pounced upon. Blending elements of electro, dub, deep techno, ambient and breakbeat, it’s seriously diverse mix.

*How would you describe your sound?*

Future music for final days. I am DJ who plays a lot of different stuff, I think of music as good or bad, not genres or labels or shit like that. I tend to have a lot of science-fiction futuristic elements that are like Woody Allen’s interpretation of the future in the ‘60s (if that run on sentence makes any sense whatsoever). I have no idea what I am doing to be honest, or what the sound is. It’s shit from the heart. Some things resonate with people, some things might be too out there, I don't care.

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

Music is from the cosmos, you just channel it from the source. We’re just conduits in the true sense of art and vision. I am inspired by Kraftwerk, Underground Resistance, Vangelis, Moroder, Wu-Tang, Slayer,  Doc Martin, Mr. C, dub and reggae and the really underground Italo disco records from the late-’70s into the ‘80s.I like obscure rock, synth polka and backwards spoken word. I'm inspired by 27-year-old sandwiches living in tupperware. I used to really like to listen to radio stations in between stations to hear the secret FREQuencies. If I wasn't doing music they woulda locked me up in a rubber room with a box of crayons a long ass time ago.

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

It’s me remixing myself in a live PA format, I wanted to do something that is really genre-less. Is it house? Is it Techno? Is it ‘80s electro? Who the fuck knows. "It is what it is". I sketched it with the listener in mind instead of a club or warehouse rave.

Tracklist:

Jay Tripwire - Telemetry: Live PA set.

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Anna Wall at Monologues @ Farbfernseher, Berlin - 26 Jan 2016

13Jul

Recorded at Monologues @ Farbfernseher, 23 January 2016

Anna Wall plays alongside Danvers + Ben Gomori at our party at Farley Macallan in London on Saturday 16 July 2016. £4 advance tickets via RA www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?850917

Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/1176713635692838/

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M31: Fred Everything

26May

Follow us on SoundCloud for free re-edits and to hear our label releases: http://soundcloud.com/monologues


Master of producing deep electronic house that sounds incredibly organic, Canadian producer Fred Everything has always brought a real sense of musicality to his productions. The kind where if you take the drums away, the track still sounds excellent. And indeed on his mix for us, he’s taken the opportunity to dig through his extensive catalogue and showcase some of his beatless creations as well as his better-known floor-focused concoctions. A former stalwart of 20:20 Vision, his two decades of productions have landed on pretty much every major deep house imprint, including bastions like Freerange, OM Records, Large Music and Sonar Kollektiv. More recently his output has graced Atjazz Record Company, Local Talk and Tsuba, always with the same compelling results.

*How would you describe your sound?*

Definitely always on the deep side of things but without losing track of the dancefloor. I also like to use dub techniques in my music a lot.

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

Lots of different styles of music, mostly from the ‘70s to today, as well as life in general, or simply a night out listening to a good DJ or band.

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

I digged deep in my vault to find some exclusives. There are a few unreleased and to-be-released tracks/remixes. I also wanted to showcase the ambient side of my production by adding a few Beatless (Outro) Versions I did in the past.


Tracklist:


Frederic Y Alvaro - Blue Fish Outro [Room With A View]

with/ Bran Van 3000 feat. Freddie James - La Dolce Vita (Fred Everything’s Dream Outro)  [Lazy Days Recordings]

Fred Everything - Winter Tones Outro [Drumpoet Community]

with/ Only Freak - Can’t Get Away (Acapella) [Freerange]

Jazzanova - I Human (Fred Everything Remix) [Sonar Kollektiv]

Fred Everything - Ô [Atjazz Record Company]

DJ Champion - Tawoumga (Fred Everything Petit Dub) [Mutabaruka Dis Poem]

Jazzuelle feat. Lazarusman - Forget Me (Fred Everything Devil in the Dub) [Get Physical]

Catz ’n Dogz - Czas Poczeka (Chyba) (Fred Everything Remix) [Pets Recordings]

Fred Everything feat. Jinadu - Searching (Acoustic Version) [Defected] *Forthcoming

Fred Everything feat. Atjazz - Hayden’s Dance [Lazy Days Recordings] *Forthcoming

Fred Everything & Shur-I-Kan - So Leena [Tsuba Records]

Frederico Todos - The Moment (Matthias Vogt Remix/Fred Everything Re-do) [Urban Torque]

Roy Davis Jr feat. Even Everett - Watch Them Come (Fred Everything Unreleased Ambient Mix) [Bombay] *Unreleased

Fred Everything feat. The New Master Sounds - Elevate (Maurice Fulton Remix) [20:20 Vision]

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M30: Atjazz

20Apr

Buy our debut vinyl release feat  Je Dàvu (Melon), Uffe, Ponty Mython, Thorsteinssøn http://bit.ly/dialoguepresale


Follow us on SoundCloud for free downloads and to hear our label releases http://soundcloud.com/monologues

The fact that the mighty St. Germain entrusted long-time friend Atjazz to be the opening act on his comeback album tour – 15 years after his last LP – speaks volumes about the UK house/afro/soul/jazz fusionist’s reputation. Producing since the mid-’90s when he released early material on free party legends Digs & Woosh’s DiY Discs imprint in tandem with scoring music for computer games (the original Tomb Raider, no less), he has had a prolific and hugely varied output. Five full-length albums; remixes for the likes of Nitin Sawnhey, Jazzanova, Bob Sinclar and of course St. Germain; his labels Mantis Recordings and now Atjazz Record Company; a collaborative project Version alongside Charles Webster; his catalogue is burgeoning. It made for ripe pickings for a soulful journey in his Monologues mix, packed with exclusives, classy vocals and the breadth of his styles.

*How would you describe your sound?*

Seriously hip-shaking beats with a very soft center!

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

I've always been inspired by jazz and Herbie Hancock is my hero. He's never stood still, he's always changed his sound, he's always innovated and his curiosity with technology is the same as mine. I also love Weather Report, anything on ECM and modern hip-hop soul. House music isn't something I listen too; it's something I live and do.

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

I wanted to create a mix that spanned across a few different times of my life, to show a little of my influences, collaborations and remixes, a tater menu if you will! There are many more better known pieces of work but I wanted to show a little more of "me".

Tracklist:

Version - Nothing Can Be Nice (Atjazz Remix) [Miso]

Tweet - Best Friend Of Mine (Atjazz Remix) * unreleased

Fred Everything feat. Wayne Tennant - Mercyless (Atjazz Remix) [Lazy Days Recordings]

Kerri Chandler - Rain (Atjazz Remix) [Nervous]

Atjazz - Strike [Atjazz Record Company]

Si Tew - Cold Day (Atjazz Internal Dub) * un-released

Magic Number - Coming Back To Me (Atjazz Remix) [Numb Records]

Atjazz - For Real (Atjazz Re-Spin) * unreleased

Atjazz & Jullian Gomes - Overshadowed (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Remix) [Atjazz Record Company]

Maddslinky feat. Omar - Special (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) [Tru Thoughts]

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