London-born, Kenya-raised and Perth-based – internationally recognised and well-hyphenated producer Sid Pattni has just released his highly anticipated follow up single Mr Alpha feat. Whisky Winter.
Having his humble beginnings on the flipside of the mixing desk, Sid was known in the industry as one of the best drummers around. It was a severe injury in ‘09 that forced Sid to give up the high hats, instructed by doctors that he would lose all function in his arm and never drum again.
Sid began a yearlong hiatus teaching himself piano as a means of physical therapy. Piano playing quickly turned to production as he was serendipitously introduced to the music of LA producer, Knxwledge. Heavily inspired, he went on to release his debut EP Le Vidé in 2012, which reached Bandcamp’s top 10 bestsellers chart in its first week. Receiving significant attention on both local and international airwaves, Back in ‘03 was placed on high rotation on triple j.
2013 sees the return of Sid Pattni as he continues to collaborate with some of Australia’s finest MC’s and vocalists. His first offering features local lyricist and folktronica fiend, Whisky Winter. As steeped in soul as it is fueled by perfectly produced electronica, Mr. Alpha was released on 31st May through new boutique, genre-agnostic singles label, Monocarpic Records. The single is accompanied by a slew of remixes from the likes of party purveyors Indian Summer, Ta-Ku and SWICK and Lewis CanCut.
Monocarpic Records is an independent Australian record label that creates profit-share partnership contracts with artists to release just one single. The brainchild of Mark Richardson/OutPost Management (Bertie Blackman, Kimbra); Former MD of Independiente label (Travis, Paul Weller) and former GM of S2 Sony UK label (Jamiroquai), Monocarpic was born out of a reaction to the current record label business model.
Monocarpic Records will release one single every month with live events studded throughout the year in support of their roster.