After a decade promoting and being resident at one of Leeds’ finest underground parties, Ray Mono is now stepping out of the shadows. That party, Mono_Cult, was inspired by endless seasons in Ibiza, specifically the afterparty carry ons at DC10 and Cocoon.

They gave him a fine understanding of what it takes to work a crowd at many different times in the day, and now armed with that knowledge he is serving up his own unique take on house and tech in booths across Europe.

Preferring rolling, infectious tunes that get under your skin and tease with warm bass and subtle percussion, his sound—both as a DJ and a producer— is fresh and on point. It is designed to get you dancing and keep you locked in the groove for hours on end. It’s about building a mood and moving you with invention and unexpected twists and turns that all tell a story.

2018 was a big one with a steady stream of EPs on top labels like NOFITSTATE, PLEASURE ZONE, WHAT NXT? and many more, with plenty of other essential releases on the way in 2019. These include standout solo tunes on the likes of Darius Syrossian’s new MOXY MUZIK, plus Yaya’s TAMANGO, INFUSE, META, PLEASURE ZONE, CELESTA, PIV LIMITED, ZINGIBER RECORDS and RENDR RECORDS, all of which prove Ray Mono is very much part of the contemporary landscape and helping to define the sound of the underground.