MonoNeon Speaks Truth To Power w/ Purple Mantra "Ain't Nothing United About America"
Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. has worn many hats (and brightly colored masks) over the years, putting his virtuosic chops to work by accompanying your favorite — and most hated — viral sensations, bringing them into his realm of bass-wielding wizardry. His Youtube page reads like a timeline of the most circulated clips on the web over the last five years, all bearing his bizarrely beautiful bass runs and guitar work.
Today, as the world processes yet another inexplicable murder of a black man in less than 24 hours of Alton Sterling’s brutal, borderline public, execution, MonoNeon has released a track that embodies the rage and internal turmoil so many of us are feeling around the country. “Ain’t Nothing United About America” plays like a purple mantra, soaked in drum programming remeniscent of that 12-inch “Raspberry Band, of course, laced with MN’s signature six (and five) string work. You can hear the latest from MonoNeon in the player below. Be sure to delve into his seemingly boundless Youtube archive for the full audiovisual experience. You can also hear his catalogue via Bandcamp today. Jump back to see his take on Anthony Hamilton’s 2Chainz cover.