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Ben Mono - ambitious multi-player, producer, remixer and in demand DJ from Munich - has built himself a solid reputation in the world of advanced diskotainment during the past years. His debut album "Dual" was praised by critics for being "complex, deep, tight and authentic at the same time" (De:Bug). His tracks can be found constantly on heavy rotation in the playlists of supporters like Dave Clarke, Jazzanova, Funkstorung or Zombie Nation. Finally, after carefully polishing his latest compositions, Ben Mono is about to drop his long awaited sophomore effort: "Hit The Bit"
The new album is a manifestation of a new and unique style labelled by himself as Bit-Hop! While the majority of party people in Germany are attached to minimal techno grooves, Ben Mono draws a deliberately counterdraft to this predominant sound pattern. He slows down the tempo and adds some abundance - Bit-Hop means less beats per minute but more density in sound. Bit-Hop also means the digital merging of different styles, a symbiosis of stripped down HipHop and booming Electro. Remember when in the late 80s HipHouse was the catalyst for the fusion of rap vocals with electric dance music? It initiated a continuing metamorphose of sound steadily giving birth to new styles like Ghetto Tech, Grime, Dubstep, Hollertronix or most recently Neu Rave.
Bit-Hop is the youngest offspring in this family tree. Based on catchy hooks and old school synth lines it can be described best as an amalgamtion of ingredients Ed Banger or Spank Rock would probably feel tasty too. Just listen to "Don't Stop", "Pull Em Down" or the rocking title track "Hit The Bit" for comprehension. Ben Mono creates a new sound aesthetic a bit off from the current minimal affection defining the German electronic music scene. Considering this, Bit-Hop furthermore represents a break out, a metaphor for movement, progression and aggregation. On this mission he gets support by aspiring artists from all around the world like Bay Area MC Capitol A, the Miami Bass queens Yo Majesty from Tampa Florida, Weather Girls? backround singer Kerry L. Dooley, caribbean bred Jemini who is guiding through the album, electro crunk general Shane Fontane, Bliss & Main Flow (of Mood) or British multi vocalist Killa Kela. - new friends and collaborators found while being a globetrotting DJ.
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