Today Los Angeles based music producer Mono/Poly, aka Charles Dickerson, releases his newest extraterrestrial collection, Monotomic, via NAYMLIS Records. The 13-track LP, his most immersive yet accessible album yet, features contributions from Kaytranda, Kimbra, Thundercat, Alyss, and more. Garnering praise from the Fader, Flaunt, Hypebeast, XLR8R and more, Monotomic is another rich, textured sonic interpretation of abstract experiences and life-changing moments. Listen/buy it HERE and pre-order a vinyl-copy here.
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 14th, Mono/Poly will play a hometown release show at LA’s Catch One with performances by Free The Robots and more. Next Friday, he will jump across the pond to join Jay Electronica on stage at Earth Hall in London. All dates below.
Mono/Poly has become a staple in the electronic music community over the last +10 years. Known for his unique blend of interstellar, synth-driven, and textured experimental electronic music, he is inspired by everything from ambient to acid house, G-funk, and R&B. Charles has previously released music independently, as well as with respected labels Brainfeeder Records, Warp Records, among others. He’s also collaborated with almost every revered electronic producer in LA including Flying Lotus, Ras G, Thundercat, Knxwledge, among others.
Originally from Bakersfield, CA, Charles moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s and came up in the Low End Theory scene, a weekly beloved (now defunct) underground experimental/hip hop club night. His debut record, Paramatma (Taseful Licks Records, 2010), introduced his unique perspective on electronic music seen through the lens of astral soundscapes, Eastern philosophy, metaphysics, and politics. This first release would pave the way for collaborations with Ras G, Thundercat, Flying Lotus and ultimately a record deal with Brainfeeder in 2011.
Since 2011, Mono/Poly has continued to steadily release music both collaboratively and solo, garnering praise from Pitchfork, Fader, the BBC, Stereogum, Resident Advisor, among others. Charles has also established himself as part of the respected print crew HIT + RUN; featured on Thundercat’s “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” (Apocalypse, 2013); produced music for Grand Theft Auto’s soundtrack; contributed to Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album untitled unmastered; and launched a joint project with London-based vocalist, Alyss.
MONO/POLY – MONOTOMIC
1 – When I’m Comin For Ya
2 – Easy Living Ft Kimbra
3 – Hell Is In
4 – Your Mind
5 – Low End Theory
6 – Psychedelic Sasquatch
7 – Dive Out
8 – Vision Quest Ft Alyss
9 – Audio Dope
10 – Sage Ft Mean Bacharach
11 – I’m Lit Like Fire
12 – Close Your Eyes & Shut Your Mouth Ft Alyss
13 – Praise Be To The Sun Absolute