Mono/Poly (born Charles E Dickerson) is a Los Angeles based multi-genre music producer/dj known for his distinct madness of face melting bass, paired with his astral soundscapes of glitch-based hip-hop. His music alias is taken from the 1980s Korg keyboard (mono-polyphonic), and symbolizes his multifaceted audio productions.
Born in Bakersfield, CA, Mono/Poly began composing music at the young age of fourteen, and later attended Fullerton University to study computer engineering.
In the fall of 2009, Mono/Poly released his debut album The George Machine (EP) on Faces Records. The album received rave reviews and strong support/play by Busy P/Pedro Winter (Ed Banger) Gaslamp Killer, and Benji B, to name a few. Following a year later in the spring of 2010, his first full-length solo album, Paramatma (Tasteful Licks) was released. Paramatma is an elemental journey mixed of dub-step beats, astral soundscapes, Eastern philosophy, Metaphysics, and politics. In 2011, Mono/Poly joined the record label Brainfeeder and made a strong debut with his highly anticipated Manifestations EP. The album has seven tracks, each belonging to its own tone, and continues to receive heavy rotation by the likes of Radiohead, Erykah Badu and Jay Scarlett at BBC Radio’s 1XTRA.
In addition to appearances on various compilations and guest mix, Mono/Poly appears on releases from Warp Records and Planet Mu, featured alongside fellow artists Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing. His gravitational attraction to revolutionary sounds has gained vast recognition among listeners and artists as one of the hottest up-and-coming producers in the world.
“Californian Mono/Poly seals the deal as one of the heaviest around …” -BOOMKAT
“Mono/Poly’s Manifestations EP is a journey of genre changes and electronic production that’s just stellar. ”
-Adrian Rojas, GROOVEMINE
Manifestations EP 2011, Brainfeeder
Paramatma LP 2010, Tasteful Licks Records
The George Machine EP (12”, ED) 2009 Faces Records
Oil Fields/Medusa (7” ) 2009 Fat City
Bubble Sort (7”, Ltd) 2008 Circulations
PRODUCTION / MIX
L.A. EP 2 X 3 “Melt!” mix (Flying Lotus) Warp Records
10 Haters LP “In a Perfect World” Flash Bang Grenada
producer#2 ::fat city ::compilation ::2010
best of rush hour ::rush hour recordings ::2009
beat dimensions Vol.2 ::rush hour recordings ::2009
mary anne hobbs ::wild angels ::planet mu ::2009
reebok ::compilation ::Limited Edition ::2008
new worlds ::circulations ::compilation ::Ltd ::2008
general :: press :: international inquires