Mono/Poly, a.k.a. Charles Dickerson, has become a staple in the electronic music community over the last +10 years. Known for his unique blend of interstellar, synth-driven, and textured experimental electronic music, he is inspired by everything from ambient to acid house, G-funk, and R&B. Charles has previously released music independently, as well as with respected labels Brainfeeder Records, Warp Records, and collaborated with almost every revered electronic producer in LA including Flying Lotus, Ras G, Thundercat, Knxwledge, among others.
Originally from Bakersfield, CA, Charles moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s and came up in the Low End Theory scene, a weekly beloved (now defunct) underground experimental/hip hop club night. His debut record, 'Paramatma' (Taseful Licks Records, 2010), introduced his unique perspective on electronic music seen through the lens of astral soundscapes, Eastern philosophy, metaphysics, and politics. This first release would pave the way for collaborations with Ras G, Thundercat, Flying Lotus and ultimately a record deal with Brainfeeder in 2011.
Since 2011, Mono/Poly has continued to steadily release music both collaboratively and solo, garnering praise from Pitchfork, Fader, the BBC, Stereogum, Resident Advisor, among others. Charles has also established himself as part of the respected print crew HIT + RUN; featured on Thundercat’s “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” (Apocalypse, 2013); produced music for Grand Theft Auto's soundtrack; contributed to Kendrick Lamar's surprise album ('untitled unmastered'); and launched a joint project with London-based vocalist, Alyss.
Stay tuned for more new on Mono/Poly’s forthcoming full-length album, Monotomic, out September 13, 2019 via NAYMLIS Records. The 13-track LP, his most immersive yet accessible album yet, features Kaytranda, Kimbra, Thundercat, Alyss, and more. Inspired by a lucid dream, Monotomic, continues to showcase Mono/Poly’s rich, textured sonic interpretation of abstract experiences and life-changing moments.
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