Originating from Boston, USA, Will Monotone has been a strong part of the house music scene for close to 11 years. Starting out as an avid club goer at the young age of 14, he fell in love with the music and without hesitation wanted to migrate from the floor to the DJ booth. While working in the world renowned record store “Boston Beat”, Will was immersed deeply in all forms of house music on a daily basis with influences from legends like Francois K., John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Armand Van Helden, and Danny Tenaglia.
Will started playing all over Boston but his passion for music made him wanting more. He decided to further his career into production. He moved to New York City and attended the Institute of Audio Research. After completing his education, Will had his first release on NYC’s Kult Records under the alias Fama. The track “Here In Spirit” featured the vocals of house music legend Alan T. and was championed by the likes of Danny Tenaglia, DJ Vibe, Chus & Ceballos, plus many more. The success of “Here in Spirit”, opened new doors for Will. He started working with more labels like Fatal Music, Tigereye Recordings, Rok-It Recordings, The Land Of Voodoo, Slanted House, and Southside Recordings.
While living in New York City, Will orchestrated a weekly afterhours party known as Hush Afterhours. With great success, week in and week out, many club goers found themselves at Hush Afterhours religiously. Closing its doors in 2006, Will decided to keep the legacy of Hush alive by starting his own imprint dedicated to his weekly party. It was then that Hush Recordings was born. Now in its fourth year, Hush Recordings continues to release groundbreaking productions by some of the best up and coming artists in the music scene.
In 2007, Will teamed up with close friend and Hush Recordings label manager Nikos Maridakis and started HushTek. Within the first few months, it was a huge success, breaking in some on the best Minimal/Techno artists like Marco Dassi, MiniCoolBoyz, and Andrea Crestani. In 2008, Will was featured on productions by Ralph Falcon, The Presslaboys, Steve Porter, Austin Leeds, Peter Bailey, and Richie Santana and has been signed to labels such as System Recordings, Nervous Records, Porterhouse Recordings, Substance Music, and others.
Will has been a staple regularly in Beatport’s top charts throughout the years and his global following grows larger each year. With his forward thinking and his own twist on things, Will has become a well sought after producer. He has been featured on radio shows all over the world including Steve Porter’s PorterHouse on Sirius XM, Soulgood Radio with Bill Fragos in Australia, The Underground Sound of Lisbon in Portugal, and Slanted House Records Slanted Radio. Will productions have seen support from tastemakers such as Dubfire, Sharam, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, DJ Dan, Behrouz and many more. Having played across most of the USA from Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Antonio, and NYC, Will has his eyes set on the global dancefloor now.
At such a young age, Will has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, and has continued to peak and out do himself with each production. With his quarterly party “Beat Driven” at the world famous Rise Afterhours in Boston, Will’s hometown following is unmatched. In years to come he will surely be a globally known name throughout House music.