Ray Mono Paul Raymono Liverpool 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 tech sound—both as a DJ and a producer—is fresh and on point. It is designed to get you dancing and keep you locked in the groove for hours on end. It’s about building a mood and freaking you out with invention and unexpected twists and turns that all tell a story. Already he is making waves with EPs on top labels like NOFITSTATE and with a solo EP and tune on a Various Artists EP on BlindVision, and has plenty more planned for the rest of the year. Having pushed everything but music to one side, Ray Mono is now making his mark on the underground scene.