Music Submission, MONO

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MONO

MONO is a 31-year-old Peruvian independent artist who began his career in music as a producer and songwriter of electronic and synthpop in 2011. His first record was the EP "Nonsense", a homemade self-produced work edited by local label Dorog Records. In 2013, after an extensive learning and musical research process, MONO releases "Dancing With The Devil", his first production recorded in a professional studio. An electronic and synthpop song with clear influence of bands like Depeche Mode and Erasure, to name a few. Aside with this release began a series of live performances in Lima, where the artist participation stands out, for two years consecutively, during the Fiesta de la Música, one of the most important musical events in the capital of Peru organized by the French Alliance of Lima and the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima.

By the following years, other live performances would come in local bars and cultural centers; and then the release of "One Night Song", a live recorded song for a music contest that received great acceptance by MONO's fans, as well as specialized media.

In 2015, MONO entered a professional studio for the second time, this time by the renowned Peruvian producer Alejandro León (Ezio Oliva, Gala Brie, Bus, Kanaku & El Tigre), to record his first album under the codename of “ remonition. " The first single from this project is titled "Break Me" and was released at the end of 2016. This urban genre song; a mix between pop and contemporary R&B and electronic sounds, shows a much more mature side of the artist, where he convinces not only vocally, but also with risky lyrics and catchy and very well orchestrated melodies.

At the beginning of 2017, the official music video for “Break Me” was released, filmed in Lima and directed by the novel filmmaker Paola Teran. The clip received great reception by fans and local media, becoming part of the programming of open signal and cable television music channels, such as Movistar Music and Canal ipe.

"Emotions (Tell Me)", the second promotional song of this artist's musical phase, will come in the same year. A tropical cut production that follows the line of electronic music hits from producers like Dj Snake, Kygo, among others.

Then in 2018, and after a few months of hiatus, MONO releases “Blood Diamond”, the artist's favorite track and what he considers his most personal work so far. This song, of intense lyrics and melancholic melody, metaphorically portrays some passages of complicated love relationships, emphasizing the ephemeral nature of life and love after death.

It is not until the beginning of 2019 that MONO's first album, “High Anxiety” sees the light. This LP composed of eight songs, all of the authorship of the singer and produced in Big Monster studio by Alejandro Leon, is the product of almost 2 years of intense and creative work, whose process, mostly night recording sessions, means for the artist the most satisfactory project and catalyst that has had to live to date.

The songs "A Little Closer", "Rollercoaster", "Cold Hands", "U" and "The Silence" complete the list of this debut album. The last one is part of the promotion that MONO is doing aside with the album in different media in Peru and abroad. The good reception of both productions has led the artist to be part of different playlists, blogs and radios from countries such as Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Chile and the United States.