Back To Mine with John Monkman

John Monkman returns to Ellum Audio with a pair of well-crafted cosmic techno tracks. London-based John Monkman is the founder of Beesemyer Music but also serves up his rich sounds on Kompakt, Last Night On Earth and Drumcode. He works across multiple styles and as much as making music for the club, he also cooks up richly atmospheric and emotive music. He has worked with Pete Tong, Bryan Ferry and Nile Rodgers and when on tour, he plays live in the world’s best venues. And what better a venue than our very Back To Mine theatre…


Aphex Twin – Flim – Pure Melancholy
Flim always hits home for me – intricate drum programming with delicate melody that never gets old. 

M83 – Run Into Flowers (Jackson Remix)
Pure class – I love the way it tears itself apart. It’s Inspiring and how a remix should be.
M83 - Run Into Flowers (Jackson Remix)

The Birds and the Beats /At the Window – Booka Shade
Such a vibe – love all the cheeky details the guys out in – Its an audio trip!
Booka Shade - The Birds and the Beats/At the Window

Pole – Raum 1
Pole is the king of dubbed out, noisy electronica. I first heard this album in the early 2000’s – it’s been on repeat ever since. 
Pole - Raum 1 Original

SchneiderTM – Hunger
Pure eargasm – I listen to Schneider when I need to clean out the cobwebs

Solomuns prayer – Thomas Melchior
A magical track – a lesson in simple arrangement…I like the way it just sits effortlessly – making you move whilst sucking you into a tribal world. 

Mariama Kaba Boubacar Traoré
I love African Blues – The percussion, melodic and vocal elements resonate deep and is my go to when not listening to electronic music. The vocal performance in Mariama is truly wonderful 
Boubacar Traoré - Mariama Kaba

Spelbound Tango
I was and still am, a huge fan of early Jungle – I went to lots of nights back in the day, including the seminal Movement events in London. Kruder and Dorfmeisters seminar K7 compilation is one of those timeless mixtapes and was the soundtrack to countless adventures. 
Tango - Spellbound

Minilogue – Seconds inspiring song when it first came out and still is a piece I go back to today. 
Minilogue - Seconds (Original Mix)

Nathan Fake – You are Here – Four Tet Remix
If you’re searching for the meaning of life, this would be a good start.
Nathan Fake - You Are Here (Four Tet Remix)

Artist: John Monkman
Title: Perception EP
Label: Ellum Audio
Release: 13th May 2022
Cat No: ELL075
Format: Digital