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  • Writer's pictureGabby Bortolot

Get to know: MON.

"I fall in love with analogue to digital, production and engineering. My energy in mixes gravitates towards House, Disco, Electronica, UKG to R&B/Hip Hop music."

MON. explores many forms of sound with a sick flow or potential backtrack.

When and how did you get involved with music?

My interest in DJing came as a far off dream once I started high school. I discovered how to download music online and shared them on a small storage USB stick. Played random songs off my iPod touch at parties and from there have been legally downloading quality tracks, compiling CDs, vinyls to cassettes.

What does your creative process look like?

It looks like excessive exposure to sounds and brainstorming ideas super late at night! I seek the value in what I create first, continuously find motivation then indulge myself relentlessly into my projects. A lot of alone time to envision and simply think, bearing in mind to not be so hard on myself and focus on one thing at a time.

Who are your musical influences?

Peggy Gou, Natasha Diggs, Noodles and Miles Medina. They are all just doing their own thing! So passionate about their craft as DJs and represent so much diversity and style.

What's it like coming up as an artist from the west of Melbourne? What makes it different?

Exciting yet challenging! There is a lot of creatives in the west that we don't know of compared to other regions. Personally, I feel out of reach sometimes from the community or scene that I would love to be a part of. In a way, it encourages me to keep progressing and meeting other talented locals who get where I'm coming from!



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