012 – MONTEL
Next up on the Wasted Heroes mix series is Montel. Montel’s sound has always focused on the true spirit of House and Techno. No quirks or gimmicks, just heavy grooves and rhythms that are always aimed at the dancefloor. That’s the reason why his productions have graced top labels such as Bedrock, Leftroom, Knee Deep In Sound, Stereo Productions, Leena, Lost, Avotre, Madtech, Material and many more.
When you build a house, you spend the time to lay down strong foundations! That’s exactly what montel did back in 2012, with a run of underground vinyl only releases. From that point it was a steady rise to prominence when he dropped the ‘Gotta Be Down’ EP on Alive Recordings in September 2014. This was the release that helped montel catch the attention of many major players in the game. montel’s profile has continued to snowball through 2015. Key players such as John Digweed, and Hot Since 82 have championed his sound to huge audiences across the globe, while top jocks Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, B-Traits, Monki on BBC Radio 1 have rinsed his tracks on a weekly basis to literally millions of listeners.