Hamburg’s very own Monte is back following a string of releases on Jeudi Records, Exploited and Disclosure’s Method Records. It’s set to be another productive year with ‘Close To Me’ setting the tone with a welcome return to Monte’s signature bass driven style.

Production wise Monte has pulled out the big guns with the inclusion of keyboard player/producer Simon Grey, whose credits include work with Bootsy Collins, Elton John, Incognito & Jamiroquai and songwriter Paul Cless adds to the magic of this powerful dynamic vibe. It’s no surprise that his peers have influenced this track along with shadows of Leon Sylvers III, D-Train, Harold Faltermeyer, and even the works of Jam & Lewis for artists like Janet Jackson and The Time.