by / January 10th, 2013 /

2013: Faces Of: Top Story: Faces Of 2013: Monto

Hailing from Wexford and now resident in Waterford, 20 year old Monto (real name Ross O’Sullivan) is a genuine student of music. Immersing himself in an world of influences beyond the expected instrumental hip-hop and electronic music with which he has become associated, a succession of free tracks and remixes caught the ear of Belfast label Melted Music (home to Face of 2012 Sertone). The result was the Best Boy EP, a four tracker that made full use of hip-hop’s bump and sampling psychedelia to create multi-layered instrumental trips. A prize winning Mark Ronson remix suggests that his future lies beyond those in the know.