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イギリス生まれ、現在ブラジルとイギリスに拠点を置くJames Monroは、学生時代にYello, Jean Michelle Jarre、Tangerine Dream、Visage、Human League、Brian Eno、Georgio Moroderなどに影響を受け、80年代より電子実験的バンドのメンバーとして活動を開始。

アシッドハウスなどが生まれ、その後に起きたSummer Of Loveムーブメントも影響し、ゴアをはじめ世界各国フェスティバルなどで遊ぶようになる。そこで収集した音楽を元に楽曲製作をはじめ、95年友人と2人でゴアトランスの歴史を語る上で必ず名前が挙る伝説的なレーベルの一つであるFlying Rhino Recordsを立ち上げる。

2000年、新世紀の訪れと共にFlying Rhinoとしての活動を一度休止、新しいパートナーのGrant Collinsとともに4digitalAudioを開始。ソロとして、また、4digitalAudioのパートナーであるGrantと共に4D名義にて楽曲を製作しつづけている。2012年、Flying Rhinoを一緒に立ち上げたGeorge Barkerと再会、その後もテクノやアンビエントの楽曲をIbogaやTwisted、Proton Music、 Bedrock、Renaissance、Stereo Seven Plusなど数え切れないほどのレーベルからリリースし続けており、平行してテレビやシアター用の音楽制作も手がけるなど、プロデューサーとしての手腕を発揮。

現在、Flying RhinoはFlying Rhino Digitalとして復活し、イギリスではレーベルパーティーを行うなど活動を再開。4D名義としては、テクノ楽曲をリリースし続け活動中であり、 James Monroは今もサイケデリックシーンのキーパーソンとして活躍し続けている。

NEWS

Its coming...August 4th...

It's coming...August 4th...The very special artist album debut from DJ James Monro has arrived. Coming August 4th, preview the full album now!

LISTEN: soundcloud.com/proton/james-monro-in-the-ether-album-mix-proton-music

On writing the album, James says: "Music has infinite possibilities and according to one's mood, what's amazing one day can be so wrong on another. Getting to that point of completion has been so difficult...the endless production tweaks, the never ending moments of self doubt, and the closer to the tracks and the more immersed in the project I became, the more and more difficult it was to be objective.

Writing an album was something I never really thought would happen, as I know what goes into an album. Generally in the dance world it's just a collection of tracks, but a good album should be a timeless piece of music and an opportunity to tell a story and wear your heart on your sleeve, warts and all. Hence after so long in this industry I never did it!

Proton asked me to do this, and I thought, let's have a go! I'd probably never have done it if Jason at Proton hadn't asked.
As such, It can be very difficult to get to the point where one is happy to let it go... the point where you say OK, that's ok, it's finished, I'm happy to let it fly.

To aspiring artists: I'd advise to always have a couple of friends at hand, whose opinions you trust implicitly (and who are brutally and critically honest) to bounce ideas off. They can be the lighthouses in the fog and help you cut through the doubt, and help your decision making. Ultimately it's all down to you, it's your own journey, but give it time, do it with an open heart and mind and make sure you enjoy it. I've loved the emotional ups and downs this album has taken to create, the pleasure and the pain, from hating it to loving it. It's all part of the process I guess, but if you feel the urge to do it, then make sure you give it plenty of time; although do have a deadline! Having a deadline, even though I never met it, has been intrinsic to my completing the album and letting it go..."
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1 month ago

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can't wait to hear your set at Oregon Eclipse Fest

This is such a great listen 🙂

Awesome 🙂 cheers from Bolivia!

Just heard (and downloaded) the promo, awesome stuff man!

Fire!

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Tripswitch

A preview of my new track on Nick Brennan's (Aka. Tripswitch) new compilation.

Tripswitch
Check out this track from one of my favourite artists DJ James Monro on the brand new Tripswitch compilation fresh on Onedotsixtwo. Purchase here: bit.ly/2r8s0Gv
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3 months ago

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Nice one Mr M 🙂

What a beautiful album! I've been wandering around Portobello Road listening on repeat. Sentiment is my favourite but all gorgeous.

Nice summer groove

Nasha ShopNahariya

Noisily Festival of Music and Arts

Check out this short documentary made last year, sums up beautifully what the score is... 'Noisily, Behind The Decks'. (Relative altitude achieved at the moment of holding my own little interview!)

Noisily Festival of Music and Arts
Our artists talk about the beauty of outdoor festivals like Noisily Festival of Music and Arts in our short documentary: Noisily, Behind The Decks.

Just 50 days until Noisily 2017, explore our line-up on noisilyfestival.com
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3 months ago

Glastonbury 2017...bring it on...3 sets to be played, and probably a Rabbit~Hole session too...

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4 months ago

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Brilliant James well deserved

Think we need to go to this Rebecca 👍😀😂

Nice one James 😀

Is your set in the Glade lounge going to be psy Trance?

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