Overmono have released “Cash Romantic”, their latest EP via XL Recordings. Following the release of singles “Gunk” and “Gfortune”, “Cash Romantic” gets a highly anticipated digital release today alongside the launch of pre-sale for the 12” vinyl which features artwork by longtime collaborator Rollo Jackson.
While in 2021 Overmono celebrated the underground sound systems and clubbers with acclaimed releases “BMW Track / So U Kno”, “Diamond Cut / Bby” and “Pieces Of 8 / Echo Rush”, “Cash Romantic” marks the start of a new phase in their evolution; one that introduces a broader spectrum to their deft compositions and propels their unique sound beyond the dancefloor.
Inspired by a box of mixtapes they discovered from their youth that contained recordings of tracks they had made by taking vocal-led songs from their parent’s record collection and fusing them with techno, drum & bass, and trance beats. For “Cash Romantic”, they adopted a similar production method; layering modern pop, R&B, and trap vocal samples with weighty basslines, intricate synths, and reverberating textures to deliver their most forward-thinking and eclectic record to date. On the record, the duo said “there was always something about trying to get two totally different worlds to collide that stuck with us. After listening to some of these old tapes, we wrote this record and realised our heads are still pretty much in the same space as when we were kids”.
Overmono are fast becoming the duo to define the UK club sound of this era. Already this year, they have sold-out two major headline shows and are set to perform at 40+ festivals across the globe. With more to come, 2022 is going to be Overmono’s biggest year yet.
In 2021 Overmono were named ‘Best Live Act’ at the prestigious DJ Mag Best of British Awards after exploding across the live music circuit. Their summer anthem ‘So U Kno’ reignited club and festival dancefloors post-pandemic and went on to be named ‘Track of the Year’ by Resident Advisor. Meanwhile, they produced three critically acclaimed EPs, a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and a compilation for iconic London institution Fabric, which is hailed as one of the best-ever released since the series’ inception in 2019.