the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

MonoNeon Teams Up With Prince for New Single

MonoNeon: Ruff EnuffDywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. has been working with Prince for the past several months, and now the bassist has released a new song with His Royal Badness on keyboards and guitar. “Ruff Enuff” is a prime example of funk at its finest.

“You may recognize Kirk A Johnson on drums, Mono Neon on bass and Adrian Crutchfield on sax and electric woodwinds as the house band 4 Prince’s Paisley Park After Dark Jam Sessions,” NPG Records writes. “Well, that’s not all they do. [For] the past week they’ve been cutting basic [tracks for] their as yet untitled debut album. With Prince producing and handling the keyboard & guitar duties, the set promises [to be] picking up right where Judith Hill’s Back in Time left off. These brothas murder the funk! Normally they wouldn’t let a track out until it’s finished, but this one had to go! It was ruining everybody’s good loox. If U think U can resist the funk, check out the key change of Mono’s bass solo at near 4 oclockmark. Exactly.”

MonoNeon gave us the inside scoop on preparing for Prince back in October. “Ruff Enuff” is streaming this week and available for download via Tidal.