Paul Norman, Lee Chameleon
Discography of Monologic:
|#||Cover||Release title||Total tracks||Download mp3 album||Release date||Label fo release|
|1||The Casting Couch Sessions Part 2||5||2003||Blazaebla|
|2||The Casting Couch Sessions Part 1||5||2003||Blazaebla|
|3||It's Always Been||5||2004||Blazaebla|
|5||It's Good To Be Here||5||2004||Blazaebla|
|6||The Metrosexual EP||5||2004-11-00||Blazaebla|
|7||The Reptilian EP||4||2005-08-18||Blazaebla|
|8||I Don't Know EP||4||2007-12-06||Prosthetic Pressings|
Paul Norman and Derek Lee Ervin joined forces in 2005, as Monologic was evolving from a collaborative DJ project into a powerful duo. They are known for their ability to create a transcendental electronica experience by fusing a variety of dance genres into “one vibe.” Embraced by dance floors, they deliver elements of indie-rock peppered within smart, relentlessly creative synth-driven beats.
Since then, they've entertained audiences at various national electronic events and festivals, house fests and specialty events. They have performed at Cut and Paste Fest, made numerous appearances at West Fest, the popular DEMF and DEMF Afterparties, Winter Music Conference, Chicago's Metro, Smart Bar, Vision, The House of Blues with Disco Biscuits, The Vic, Congress Theater, Looptopia, House Fest Chicago and many more.
While serving the electronic music scene, Monologic released numerous tracks and EPs. In addition to performing alongside Radio Slave of ReKids fame and techno giant Ben Sims, they've created tracks and remixes for numerous artists in the underground electronic scene and for labels internationally.
As a DJ, Paul has performed alongside acts including Derrick May, Dieselboy, Derrick Carter, Colette and many more. He built his reputation in the 1990's Chicago rave scene, performing at clubs and earning respect as a DJ able to master and create hybrid performances in a wide range of styles as part of groups including Disco Biscuits, Environmental Sound Therapist and the Conjugate Project. Derek Ervin (aka Lee Chameleon) is a consummate multi-instrumentalist who sings with indie-rock dream pop outfit Lee & Willbee and has drummed with acclaimed band La Makita Soma, adding to Monologic's foundation.
Ready to dive into their own music more deeply, they've arrived with their first full-length EP and created a more relaxing experience. They enlisted the assistance of mixing engineers, Mathew Shultz of Austin's Satellite Studios and Matt Opal of Chicago's Gravity Studios. The extra attention provided to the sounds and the music make “The Things Themselves” a testament to the brightest frontier of accessible electronic music.
To create tracks this hooky, melodic and meticulous, Monologic composes in their own project studio, Studio Metric, working with vintage pre-amps, analog pedals, Pro Tools, Logic, and instruments ranging from Moog synths to guitars. Building on this sound, they've enlisted drummer Marcus Johnson of pop/electronic outfit The Vertigo Whales and Monologic is incorporating live drums into "live band" shows with Aesthetic Engineer to bring fashion, visual art and photography together.
Moving forward, this duo will still be performing their live dance pa's with new remixes from their new full length album "The Things Themselves" and continues to be a performance and composition force on the electronic music scene in the Midwest and globally.