Monotonik is a that _exclusively_ releases music online in the mp3 format. All of our releases are freely downloadable and distributable under a Creative Commons license that allows free non-commercial distribution, and we’ve been releasing .mp3 and .mod files online since May 1996. The label was founded by Simon ‘h0l’ Carless as an outlet for talented electronic musicians who weren’t getting the attention they deserved.

Since then, Monotonik has released over 300 tracks from a variety of talented idm-ish electronic musicians from all over the world, including such artists as Lackluster (DeFocus/Merck), Bogdan Raczynski (Rephlex), Sense (Neo-Ouija), Tim Koch (Surgery/DeFocus), BrothomStates (Warp), Proem (Merck/Hydrant), Fun Tourist (Worm Interface/Sony Finland), Vim! (Surgery/Oggum), and many more.

Monotonik and its sister breakbeat sublabel Mono211 have been through a lot since ’96. We’ve been featured in “Spin” magazine, have soundtracked a Sony Playstation game, were invited exhibitors at the Ars Electronica festival in Austria, have been played out on radio stations from Australia to Slovenia, featured on a Webby-nominated weirdass radio station, and have had millions of downloads of our tracks.

If you like the music we release, please support the real-world (CD/vinyl) releases of our artists, or if you’re a label owner, sign them up to a deal.

We do this for fun. Music is great, and giving great music away for free is even better. Hope you dig it.

In a blog posting by owner Simon Carless in December 2009 it was announced that the label would be on indefinite hiatus.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
mtk143 Datassette Maintenance Werk (MiniAlbum) mtk143 US 2005 Sell This Version
mtk.cdr.001 Lackluster CDR#2(CDr, Ltd, Album) Monotonik mtk.cdr.001 US 1999 Sell This Version Mix1(File, MP3, Mixed, 32 ) Monotonik US 2000 Rents End Of The Halcyon Days(File, Mixed, RAM) Monotonik US 2000 sys(2074)* Cwatch Mix1(File, MP3, Mixed, 32 ) Monotonik US 2000 Elektroblef Md Showcase(File, Mixed, RAM) Monotonik US 2001 Rents Really Underground(File, MP3, Mixed, 32 ) Monotonik US 2000 GD (3) Space Bar - Session 1(File, MP3, Mixed, 32 ) Monotonik US 2000 DJ Nova / Elektroblef DJ Nova / Elektroblef - Oldskoolmonotonikantiks(File, MP3, Mixed, 64 ) Monotonik US 2000 ~aD Pharis Wheel(File, MP3, Mixed, 112) Monotonik US 2002
mtk.mp3.001 Jiva (4) Sous L'eau A Pied(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.001 US 1999
mtk.mp3.002 Distance (2) Gobblad(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.002 US 1999
mtk.mp3.003 Hoffman (2) Deep Impact(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.003 US 1999
mtk.mp3.004 3818919/w 702(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.004 US 1999
mtk.mp3.005 Kuu Contours Of Infinity(File, MP3, Single, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.005 US 1999
mtk.mp3.006 Lackluster Bothersome (Mother Mix)(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.006 US 1999
mtk.mp3.007 Hoffman (2) Rewired Electronics(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.007 US 1999
mtk.mp3.008 3818919/w Nachos Supreme EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.008 US 1999
mtk.mp3.009 Bearded Vault System Selling Puppies From A Tray(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.009 US 1999
mtk.mp3.010 Thug Obatem By Night(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.010 US 1999
mtk.mp3.011 Sushi Brother Shadowfighter (Frank B Remix)(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.011 US 1999
mtk.mp3.012 Vim! 4-Bit Xmas EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.012 US 1999
mtk.mp3.013 Vektrex Plutonics EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.013 US 2000
mtk.mp3.014 Lindon Eksajoule(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.014 US 2000
mtk.mp3.015 Lackluster 13/10/99(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.015 US 2000
mtk.mp3.016 Sushi Brother Lionfish(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.016 US 2000
mtk.mp3.017 Colongib Scopedog, Mechanical Man(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.017 US 2000
mtk.mp3.018 Vim! Fit At The Front(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.018 US 2000
mtk.mp3.019 Hoffman (2) Assault System(File, MP3, Single, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.019 US 2000
mtk.mp3.020 Thug Sudafed x2(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.020 US 2000
mtk.mp3.021 Sleepy Foob(File, MP3, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.021 US 2000
mtk.mp3.022 Radix Counting Stars(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.022 US 2000
mtk.mp3.023 Super Science We're Like Air, Everywhere At Once(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.023 US 2000
mtk.mp3.024 Pretty Boy Crossover Oranje Bloom(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.024 US 2000
mtk.mp3.025 Thug Werdan(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.025 US 2000
mtk.mp3.026 Various Super Mario Untwirled(8xFile, MP3, 128 + File, MP3, 160 + EP, Comp) Monotonik mtk.mp3.026 US 2000 Sell This Version
mtk.mp3.027 Sense Bubble Blower(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.027 US 2000
mtk.mp3.028 Vae Harry Slazenger(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.028 US 2000
mtk.mp3.029 Vim! Timecrunch EP(2xFile, MP3, 160 + File, MP3, 128 + EP) Monotonik mtk.mp3.029 US 2000 Sell This Version
mtk.mp3.030 Sense 220500(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.030 US 2000
mtk.mp3.031 Binary Fusion EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.031 US 2000
mtk.mp3.032 4T Thieves Dreamtime(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.032 US 2000
mtk.mp3.033 Aquaboogie (2) Woozy Dog(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.033 US 2000
mtk.mp3.034 Duann Domestic Scilence(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.034 US 2000
mtk.mp3.035 Vom Untitled000(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.035 US 2000
mtk.mp3.036 Binary Binatone(12xFile, MP3, Album, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.036 US 2000
mtk.mp3.037 _ And The Secret Formula Powerman(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.037 US 2000
mtk.mp3.038 Super Science Sometimes We're Happy(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.038 US 2000
mtk.mp3.039 Sense Kieko(File, MP3, Single, VBR) Monotonik mtk.mp3.039 US 2000
mtk.mp3.040 Crashkid* The Art Of Falling Down EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.040 US 2000
mtk.mp3.041 Proem Too Many Cookies EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.041 US 2000
mtk.mp3.042 Prob. Emotion EP(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.042 US 2000
mtk.mp3.043 Please Annihilate Oulu Please Annihilate Oulu(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.043 US 2000
mtk.mp3.044 Vae Sing, Silverduck, Sing(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.044 US 2000
mtk.mp3.045 Fun Tourist* DDD(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.045 US 2001
mtk.mp3.046 Tweeter Me And My Friend Lobstah(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.046 US 2001
mtk.mp3.047 DJ Cowbell Bumpshaltr(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.047 US 2001
mtk.mp3.048 Aquaboogie (2) Little Star EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.048 US 2001
mtk.mp3.049 Aereal Connect(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.049 US 2001
mtk.mp3.050 MD Sweaty Palms(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.050 US 2001
mtk.mp3.051 Idmonster The Force May Be With You(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.051 US 2001
mtk.mp3.052 Pretty Boy Crossover Autumn Week(File, MP3, Single, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.052 US 2001
mtk.mp3.053 Basehead (2) Beacon(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.053 US 2001
mtk.mp3.054 Vim! 8-Bitten Break Smitten(File, MP3, Single, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.054 US 2001
mtk.mp3.055 Lackluster One-Offs EP(6xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Monotonik mtk.mp3.055 US 2001
mtk.mp3.057 Super Science This Is Over By Inches(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.057 US 2001
mtk.mp3.058 Sushi Brother Let's Cruise(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.058 US 2001
mtk.mp3.059 Idmonster My Human Side(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.059 US 2001
mtk.mp3.060 Virt FX EP(6xFile, MP3, MiniAlbum, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.060 US 2001
mtk.mp3.061 Proswell 0EO(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.061 US 2001
mtk.mp3.062 Aereal Transitions EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.062 US 2001
mtk.mp3.063 AY88 Console-Related Depression EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.063 US 2001
mtk.mp3.064 Phasmid Petting Zoo EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.064 US 2001
mtk.mp3.065 Ckid Where's My Parka? EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Monotonik mtk.mp3.065 US 2001
mtk.mp3.066 Mosaik Rubik(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.066 US 2001
mtk.mp3.067 Starmode Thoughts Blend To Dreams (Zyad's Magic Carp Ride)(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.067 US 2001
mtk.mp3.068 Sense Icy L Tap(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.068 US 2002
mtk.mp3.069 Goto80 Monkeywarning(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.069 US 2002
mtk.mp3.070 Xela Rainy Afternoons(File, MP3, Single, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.070 US 2002
mtk.mp3.071 Luminfire Bananadittydub(File, MP3, Single) Monotonik mtk.mp3.071 US 2002
mtk.mp3.072 Idmonster Low Flying Planes(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.072 US 2002
mtk.mp3.073 Pliant Maruera Gum(11xFile, MP3, Album, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.073 US 2002
mtk.mp3.074 Phasmid The Sun Pictures(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.074 US 2002
mtk.mp3.075 Sleepy Town Manufacture Miss EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Monotonik mtk.mp3.075 US 2002
mtk.mp3.076 Machine Drum Floss(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.076 US 2002
mtk.mp3.077 Vim! _ EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.077 US 2002
mtk.mp3.078 Aleksi Eeben Music Box(18xFile, SID + 7xFile, MP3, 128 + Album) Monotonik mtk.mp3.078 US 2002 Sell This Version
mtk.mp3.079 Ilkae Jump Math Cupboard(3xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.079 US 2002
mtk.mp3.080 Thug Remixed Sampler(3xFile, MP3, EP, Smplr, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.080 US 2002
mtk.mp3.081 Mosaik Among Plants(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.081 US 2002
mtk.mp3.082 Idmonster Vs Stina Nordenstam Idmonster Vs Stina Nordenstam - Wittle Star(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.082 US 2002
mtk.mp3.083 Epoq Simpel(File, MP3, Single, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.083 US 2002
mtk.mp3.084 Secede Mommylove & Daddypride EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.084 US 2002
mtk.mp3.085 Vim! Time For The Squares(File, MP3, Single, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.085 US 2002
mtk.mp3.086 Virt FX 2.0(7xFile, MP3, MiniAlbum, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.086 US 2002
mtk.mp3.087 Grandma Spinach Gas Room Spaghetti Straps EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.087 US 2002
mtk.mp3.088 Sabi Four Thousand Years EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.088 US 2002
mtk.mp3.089 Sense Ruminous (Ambient Mix)(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.089 US 2002
mtk.mp3.090 Aleksi Eeben The Grand Rules(File, MP3, Single, 128) Monotonik mtk.mp3.090 US 2002
mtk.mp3.091 Toby1 European EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 160) Monotonik mtk.mp3.091 US 2002