THE NXT GEN | deux/unsix
Looking back in the days, there wasn’t any doubt that music will take special place in Dimitri’s life. Growing up in the Balkans, in the post communist era, the crucial first step came in 2004 when he bought his first professional equipment. Creating buzz on the dancefloor was familiar to him since that moment. After a few years of giging mainly on private parties and after-hour gatherings, he decided that it’s time to give a shot at the bigger scene. For a couple of years his popularity started growing fast, resulting in him being recognized as one of the front runners of the new wave of electronic music artists in Bulgaria.
Around 2008 Dimitri Monev opened up a new chapter, influenced by the deep dark beats of old school hip-hop he started to sharing his private thoughts and feelings with music of his own. Aiming at the dancefloors, his third EP (Casper) got released by the Berlin based label Waldliebe Familien and got support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Fabrizio Maurizi, Steve Lawler and more. He continued the trend of his productions as being noticed again by trend setting DJs such as Marco Carola, Luciano, Shlomi Aber, Gel Abril, Scuba and more. His own production and remixes were released on music outlets as Metroline Limited, ELARUM, Volupso, Wavetech Limited, Malicious Smile, Heisenberg, Serkal, Pins & Needles, Baile Musik, Kosmophono, Act Natural Records, Draft, Natural Beat Records, Monday Morning Records, Antura Records, HOPELESS, Natural Rhythm, Waldliebe Familien, Quanticman Records, Innocent Music, Southpark Records, Konzentrisch Music.
He wants is to give his auditory the opportunity to listen high quality electronic music to make them feel and understand it in different way. In that point 2011 partnership was born to continue the story with the establishment of our imprint called - Alboratory. A label described with the same words with which you can describe and find in Dimitri's own sets "from deep tech house to groovy dub techno, always on the run". Nowadays Alboratory had become an important part of the underground culture as is in cooperation with only well-selected various artists around the world.
The neverending process of evolution in Dimitri’s world continued in the fall of 2013 with the founding of his latest brainchild — THE NXT GEN, an event agency and vinyl label aiming to promote upcoming stars to the worldwide scene with nights involving artists such as East End Dubs, Carlo Lio, Barac, Mahony, Archie Hamilton, Ada Kaleh, Francesca Lombardo, Fernando Costantini, Chad Andrew, Randall M, Arapu, Marwan Sabb, Caleb Calloway, Someone Else, Manuel de Lorenzi, Seb Zito, Rossko, Julie Marghilano, Dan Farserelli, David Gtronic, Giovanni Verrina & Germano Ventura, Cristi Cons, Varhat, Lorenzo Chiabotti, Livio & Roby, Alisonn, Gorbani, Guy From Downstairs, Ali Nasser, Fabe, Federico Molinari, Ben Balance, Lee Burton and more, the story continue
My Music is My Identity
29.06|Yalta Garden (Sofia)
05.07|CB Studio Backyard, Sofia
06.07|Wake Up, Sofia
12.07|Yalta Club Garden, Sofia
19.07|Festival In The Nature, Maglizh
26.07|Move Wake Up, Varvara
02.08|Tell Me, Sofia
08.08|Cacao Beach - Pacho B birthday, Sunny Beach
17.08|Kite Bar w./ Ray Okpara (Day), Sozopol
17.08|Makalali Beach w./ Carlo Lio, Varna
23.08|Makalali Beach w./ Archie Hamilton, Varna
24.08|WAKE UP VARVARA : MOVE
01.09|SOFIA BEACH FEST
21.09|Yalta Club TBA, Sofia
26.10|L’entropot, Bordeaux (France)
Dimitri Monev’s tracks