Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, Mono spent most of his teenage years in "Chango", a famous club neighboring his hometown. Inevitably, his philosophies in music and life have been strongly influenced by the club itself. Chango rarely ever closed its gates throughout the week as various parties seemed to blend into one continuous party, with the crowd dancing for hours upon hours, always wanting more and more. Mono takes those experiences from his youth and translates it to the decks each and every time he plays out for a gig; his music and track selection is widely noted to be the kind that makes party-goers dance continuously for hours on end. His zest for life, the realities of the country he left behind are part of the imprints that he tries to leave on each set he plays. Whether it be that spicy Latin flavor, the passion in “salsa” one of his main influences growing up, or the true knowledge of feeling alive, he communicates all of the above without hesitation. No filters, no veils, no apologies. What you hear is what you get. Right now, that sound he is bringing to the dance floors is rewarding him and making him a much sought after figure in the NYC & Miami scene.
Living in Miami and New York since 1988, Mono’s ability to create opportunities for himself to play in various well-known venues for unique audiences is astounding. Always finding himself in the right crowd at the right times, his DJ’ing ability has been noticed time and time again.
Although his opening sets gets the crowd properly warmed up for the big headliners, Mono’s mainstay are long DJ sets that render from down-tempo warm up sounds, slowly transitioning the audience to deep house grooves, followed by more serious dance floor oriented house, to finally ending his sets with the finest, sickest techno tunes. "I like to be diverse in the music I play...[continue reading