At a time when it seems like many producers and DJs are leaning more and more towards aggressive music, Afro Monk is doing just the opposite and bringing the romance back to the dance floor with downtempo sounds and chilled-out future beats. Combining fluid melodies, sultry rhythms and hypnotic bass, Afro Monk uses lush yet cutting-edge electronic beats to create a smooth and sensual vibe.
As a beat producer, DJ, music journalist and events promoter, Afro Monk is a cornerstone of the growing electronic arts community. His wildly popular bass music blog Afro Monk is the source where many fans look for new sounds and insightful commentary, which can also be found in his writings for The Untz and Big Up Magazine.
After running a popular show on online radio station Glitch.FM for over two years, Afro Monk now heads up the Glitch / Chill Dubstep / IDM room on Turntable.FM, which has become a web hangout for heads interested in sharing chill new bass music and downtempo sounds. A profound presence on the online underground, Afromonk’s numerous endeavors have firmly impacted the evolution of electronic music culture.
A new record label is also in the works for Afro Monk later this year, to share music and promote artists making sexy downtempo sounds. After performing at several festivals in 2011 including ArtOutside, Emissions and Sonic Bloom, Afro Monk is ready to bring his lush, chilled-out sounds to crowds large and small across the country. His focus on downtempo lounge music, trip hop, ambient and other mellow electronic music genres make Afro Monk an ideal choice to perform early or late sets at festivals, prefunks, afterparties and all the other occasions that require music to vibe to. With a unique perspective and a fresh, inviting sound, Afro Monk will no doubt continue to inspire both artists and fans as he injects new ideas into the electronic music community.