Montonn (Jay) Jira : is best known for his multi-genre crossing productions and forward thinking performances. Having studied music composition and production abroad, he has also expanded his knowledge into sound design for music and film, and has returned to Thailand as "The Producer" to watch out for.
Hailing from a rock solid production background, Montonn has been making a name for himself in both local and international music circles. 2007 saw him sign up as the musical director and programmer for the Neptunes' produced project, Kenna. This allowed him the opportunity to tour the world with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, and Fischerspooner, not to mention, perform at one of the largest concert events of all time, Live Earth.
His roles as producer, arranger, engineer, musician, and DJ have gained him all-round respect from critics worldwide. After some notable remixes for local artists Modern Dog, Siam Secret Service, Penguin Villa, and The Crub, Montonn has been releasing his own electronic infused tracks on the Bangkok label Smallroom. His work has also recently been remixed by the likes of Pheek (Archipel, Alphahouse) [A]ppendics Shuffle (City Slang, Mute) and Violett (Einmaleins, Lo Mid High, Ilian, Tape Telegraph, Igloo). His release on MONSTERecs (titled Samutprakarn Sound Remixes EP 1) has led to the creation of his own Samutprakarn Sound imprint, which will be home to all of his future releases.
Montonn continues to surprise audiences and create with a passion for his craft. Whether it be bringing new sounds to the dance floors, or well crafted pop songs to peoples living rooms, making the "Samutprakarn Sound" heard is what Montonn Jira lives for.
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