Origin: United Kingdom
London-based artist John Monkman is the founder of Beesemyer Music. His unparalleled musical productions are signed to global tastemakers such as Kompakt, Ellum, Crosstown Rebels, and Anjunadeep. He is an exhilarating live performer, bringing his vast array of captivating tracks to life in a thrilling presentation of sound and emotion.
Breaking out in 2015, John Monkman seized the attention of the global dance music community with the release of two widely acclaimed summer dance-floor gems: his remix of Solomon Grey’s ‘Twilight’ (Beatport #1) on Anjunadeep and ‘PHØENIX’ with Pete Tong, released via German label Kompakt. The latter marked the second collaboration between the two, following on from their Suara single ‘The Bumps’, which was remixed by electronic music royalty Moby in 2015. The pair delivered a third instalment together in 2016 with the engrossing ‘Aurora’ on Beesemyer.
Having crafted a signature powerhouse sound that has been strongly endorsed by the likes of Crosstown Rebel’s Damian Lazarus, Drumcode titan Adam Beyer and LNOE boss Sasha, John Monkman has emerged as a much-trusted source for supreme dance-floor fuel.
Renowned for his impeccable quality in the studio and on the stage, the US-born, UK-bred producer and performer has taken his productions around the world, performing in iconic venues from Brazil’s Warung to Ibiza’s Ushuaia and beyond.
After kicking off 2018 with the Solomun and Sasha approved Massai’ EP on his own imprint, John Monkman delivered a scintillating live show on April 21st at California’s renowned Coachella festival. In addition to taking his sounds across the globe, the Summer saw killer releases in ‘Ketosis’ and Anjunadeep gem ‘Magnolia’ as well as a new chapter in his on-going collaboration with Pete Tong titled ‘Placebo’. Closing out 2018 John Monkman made his debut appearance on Maceo Plex’s Ellum imprint with a cutting-edge two tracker in the form of the ‘Tune In Turn On’ EP.
Early 2019 saw a return to the prestigious Kompakt for the relentless ‘Pesto Punk’ in collaboration with James Monro, followed by a Drumcode debut in remixing label boss Adam Beyer. He continued a triumphant year with a masterful three track release on Anjunadeep titled ‘Komplex’.