Cultural movements are catalyzed by historical legacy, whether forged in Detroit or reborn in Berlin, Monocode draws upon its source material. Forlorn industry and urban decay evoke a desperate nostalgia. The promise of a mechanized future negated by a rusted demise. Through a globalized music scene, Monocode brings the artistry of techno back to its roots.
US-based but globally oriented, Monocode is a record label founded in 2015 by Ari Atai. The studied artists of Monocode are reverential advocates of the modern scene, but, being inspired by the foundational development of techno in the late 1990’s, they plan to return to the roots to stimulate new hybrids and reinvigorate techno culture in the States.