Nick Monaco – Private Practice
As he leans forward to get a closer view of the stage, he applies a thick, seductive layer of lipstick on his moist, sultry pout. Nick Monaco is now in character, the jumpsuit and pimp hat providing a comforting layer of confidence as he prepares to step out on stage and give his all.
“Extravagant. Outrageous. Impossible to ignore” Stream ‘Private Practice’ via Clash Music: www.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-nick-monaco-private-practice
Ahead of Nick Monaco’s hotly anticipated debut album ‘Mating Call’ out in September on Soul Clap Records, godfather label Wolf + Lamb proudly presents the preceding single featuring lead track ‘Private Practice’, a sound all Monaco’s own as unique composition swings with offbeat style and sex appeal, fresh as a daisy with an alluring dose of dirt. A stunning piano led acapella is offered as the ‘Unclubbed’ version. On the flip is the seductive lo-fi funk and fluid soul of ‘I Can’t Breathe Without You’, a sultry summer jam with an irresistible melody that will keep swirling round your head for days. Closing the EP is the quintessential magic of a Wolf + Lamb club mix that pumps up the groove.
Nick Monaco has always been a musical freak. Despite being on the planet for less than a quarter of a century, he sits comfortably against the original hedonism of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage. In the spirit of the non-judgemental atmosphere of early house music, his lipstick brand was created to raise money for transsexuals to have sex change operations and inspire diversity in clubs.
From a young age practicing dance routines seen on BET and MTV, ready for action at the school dance, to turntablism, and making his own music, Nick’s progression has been steady but assured. Making links while still a teenager in San Francisco with the Dirtybird crew and later, Soul Clap, Nick’s career has been steadily propelling forward. Yet it’s not as clearcut as it seems. Inside this classically handsome, talented and gregarious man exists a shy, awkward and heterosexual soul. But this introverted interior is the catalyst behind the upward trajectory of his career, which currently includes an impressive back catalogue of inventive, genre-defying releases, a hectic tour schedule as a member of Crew Love, a captivating live show and soon to be released debut album, which truly lays bare his vulnerable inner self with every performance.