Chatterbox: Monte Del Monte

San Francisco based songwriter and producer Monte Del Monte has just released his debut EP ‘adieu ado’. It’s well worth a listen if you’re into the experimental side of electronic-indie music. The record is littered with imagery and metaphor, with nods to the sea. Within the record is ‘LA Mental’, a track that will definitely keep you coming back for more. We had a chat with the artist himself to gain some more insight into the EP.

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

I am an indie electronic artist from San Francisco. I got my start in the 2000s fronting several bands across hardcore punk, progressive rock and electro pop and continued to hone my craft in the 2010s as a member of an 8-man acapella group specializing in doo-wop and jazz that made it to the semifinals of an international competition.

Finally, after spending the last few years fine-tuning my EDM (future bass) production chops, I am releasing my debut EP, “adieu ado,” which as you can imagine, sounds like a combination of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ.

Where did the new single come from?

LA Mental is what a tequila-drunk Frank Sinatra at a OMI / Fetty Wap beach party would sound like. It features diverse instrumentation – african drums, latin jazz piano, ukelele, xylophone, harp, horns, even space sounds from NASA, etc. – often emerging throughout the song in a somewhat chaotic, unnatural way. This is a symbol for both the film sets in Hollywood featuring fabricated scenes from cultures around the world, as well as the rampant, unfiltered promiscuity of summertime 😉

Is there more content in the pipeline?

“adieu ado” is the first of a series of EPs to be released every 3 months in 2017. Get ready, this is just the beginning!

What’s on the horizon for you?

I’ve got a lot ahead of me but in the near term, I am focused on promoting “adieu ado” and exploring new ideas for future EPs.

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