Monstergetdown was born from a need to create not only new music, but new soundscapes altogether. He’s as much an artist as he is a shape-shifter –moving between genres seamlessly and taking to the streets to turn everyday sounds into groovy and atmospheric house and techno.
Growingup in Boyle Heights, anarea just south of downtown Los Angeles, Monstergetdown began producing amid his discovery ofartists like Green Velvet, Surkin, Deadmau5, Paco Osuna, Stimming and Tim Green in 2007. In the shadow of a city famous for artifice, he used his love of music to start building something real and raw –a mix of house, techno and electro that was different to what anyone else was making in Los Angeles at the time.
After a few releases on Eupoean labels, his breakout moment happened when Deadmau5 heard his track 128MM in 2015. Mau5trap signed him immediately, and he spent the next twoyears honing in his sound and building the 128MM EP. In 2016, Monstergetdown remixed Deadmau5’s hit Strobe for a vinylexclusive of his W:/2016ALBUM/. This added to his 128MM momentum and has led to Deadmau5 bringing him on tour globally in 2017 and 2018 on the same bill as techno powerhouses like ANNA.
2018 continues to be a huge year for Monstergetdown’s growth, with artists like Richie Hawtin playing out his tracks and furthering his global appeal, it only promises to get bigger. With the May release of his Blakmajik EP, his track That’s That garnered attention from Pete Tong who played it out on his BBC1 Radio show. As he continues to tour with Deadmau5 in both the US and Europe, Monstergetdown continues to expand and create sounds that go far beyond his LA roots.