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 techno 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. Already he is making waves with EPs on top labels like What NxT?, PLEASURE ZONE, META, MOXY MUZIK (to name a few) and with plenty more planned for the rest of the year and next. Having pushed everything but music to one side, Ray Mono is now making his mark on the underground scene.