'Everywhere I Go's the follow up to his debut release on Shogun, 'You Got Me' ft. Alexa Harvey, another liquid ballad featuring crisp production and stunning vocals. These tracks, amongst his varied other releases, have helped Eli begin to carve his place into the liquid drum & bass scene.
We caught up with the man himself to chat all things Monrroe, liquid drum & bass and DJ booth ridden after-shave, please read on...
You've just dropped your stunning new single 'Everywhere I Go', tell us a bit about it?
Yeah, I'm excited to get this one out, it's been in the pipeline for a while now and gone through a few different versions... it started as a heavily trance influenced track and progressed to this deeper vibe still with them subtle trance flavours throughout. Clem came through with this amazing top line vocal and completed the track really.
This is the second single since joining the Shogun family at the start of the year. How's the journey been so far?
The journey so far has been ace, a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes working with the team on the A&R side of things trying to progress and find my sound... which has been nice, I think we're almost there (hopefully). Such a wicked crew to be working with, big love all round.
Obviously, we're biased but we love working with you and think you and your sound is the perfect fit on Shogun. How would YOU describe your sound and what are your goals as an artist?
I'm glad you think so! Definitely feels like home to me.
For me, my sound is on the deep atmospheric side of liquid with a drop of emotion and an edge of the dark tech influences thrown in. Think B-tec child of LSB, Alix Perez & SpectraSoul. Goals wise is just to keep creating music that people hopefully like and push myself to progress artistically, it would also be wicked to pursue other branches of the drum & bass spectrum.
Ok, question time...
You have 30 mins to showcase any visual or words on a Times Square Billboard. (Doesn't have to be about your music but can be) What would it be and why?
For me the perfect thing to showcase is just a 30 min loop of the phrase 'Ennit' in different languages, it's such an important phrase for me and I think more people just need to be aware of the beauty of those 4 letters.
Who's your favourite Elijah? (You can't pick yourself)
That's an easy one, Elijah Wood... my man took the ring to Mordor, enough said.
Tell us a random fact about yourself that not many people know...
I'm pretty scared of fish, to be fair anything that lives in water... I don't know why but just sends me proper west seeing little creatures bopping about in the water! Blue Planet was like watching a horror film for me.
Ok, we weren't expecting that! Does that mean we won't be seeing you on any boat parties this year?
Yeah a bit of a weird one hahah. Maybe, but I'll definitely just be in the corner rocking some arm-bands and maybe some flippers.. just in case.
As a liquid connoisseur, what are your 5 favourite liquid D&B tracks from the past 12 months?
Oh that's a tough one, there's been so much good stuff out recently. So, in no particular order..
Koherent ft. Charli Brix - Voices
Zero T- Bermuda
Alix Perez- Slink
Etherwood - Away From It All
RoyGreen & Protons (ft. Dual)- You Did This
Amazing! Well thanks for taking the time to chat, we will see you very soon, and congrats on the amazing new single.
Anytime, thanks for having me! Big love.
Check out Monrroe's 'Everywhere I Go' by clicking below.