It's been ten years now since Mounika. draws his own musical landscapes. Ten years, during which he has refined the trajectory of his electronic music, its textures and its message. Ten years which have allowed him to spread, like wildfire, his luminous productions in the ears of a growing public.
More assertive than ever, the French producer has indeed tasted, since his first releases in the privacy of his SoundCloud community, to international recognition with hits like ‘Cut My Hair’ (diamond single, 2017). A few years later he repeated the feat with ‘Tender Love’ (released in 2020 on "I need space"). Especially in Germany, this track has an unprecedented response. Mounika. gets, one by one, all the most prestigious ‘chill’ playlists of Spotify Germany like Herbst Chillout, Feelgood Indie... The craze is such that it even reaches the TOP50 Spotify Germany, Switzerland and Austria a few weeks only after its release. Almost 3 years later, ‘Tender love’ is still in these playlists and against all odds, Germany is now Top#1 of countries where Mounika. has the most listeners. Even if the name of Mounika. is not yet known here, there is a good chance that its melodies have already rocked you, without you knowing it...
Since then, Mounika. continues to explore with passion every corner of the electronic music that inspires him so much. Influenced by artists such as Moby, Air or Bonobo, it finally took only a piano and a music creation software for our world to meet his. For several years, the producer has been defying genres to achieve a clever mix of trip-hop, lofi and samples taken from the internet or his favorite movies, which has finally made him blossom within the French and international electronic scene.
After years of experimentation, ‘Don't Look At Me’, the double album he is about to unveil to his public, is a new breaking point in this singular trajectory. In the way of ‘I Need Space’, his 2019 record, the sampling of the early years leaves more and more space for delicate and personal compositions, while retaining the essence of the warm and contemplative music that has made the producer's trademark. Proof of this affirmation, Mounika. has also opened up to collaborations with international artists (Lord Apex, Roland Faunte, Ural Thomas & The Pain), he had already crossed the road of Powfu on the noticed ‘stay4ever’ in 2020, or moow and the duo Télépopmusik, respectively on "a bath in the ocean with you" and the remix of ‘Breathe’.
His last album, ‘I Need Space’, had propelled him among the revelations of media such as Radio1, Bayern, or Radio Eins, supported by his track ‘Tender Love’ which integrated the Top 5 Shazam France in December 2020. A first unexpected consecration for Mounika., who will also embark next April alongside the composer Wax Tailor for a tour of a dozen dates across France, in which he will provide an opening act that is already bewitching...
But there was still something missing to complete the galaxy ‘Don't Look At Me’. Born in collaboration with the Berlin artist Joe Taylor, Carl & TJ, two cartoon characters inspired by Mounika.'s love for graphic novels and comics, will come to life in the visual universe surrounding this new album. Inserted in the clips, the cover or the physical versions (in the waiting, perhaps, for other surprises...), these two endearing characters invite us to a journey full of unexpected adventures, for an exploration of escaped lands, the time of a double-album event, of the hypnotic imagination of Mounika.
It is thus within this open world, somewhere between earth and sky, that the producer decided to put down luggage, surrounded by his mates Carl & TJ. However, it is difficult to know exactly where this journey will lead them. While waiting to know more, look up to the sky. It is said that they would hide there somewhere, behind a cloud or in the first rays of the day ...
Tour :: Face B
Record :: Maju. Records // I.O.T records
Publisher : PeerMusic // CYLID