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MonoNeon Releases “My Feelings Be Peeling”
New Albums

MonoNeon Releases “My Feelings Be Peeling”

Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has shared his latest album, entitled “My Feelings Be Peeling.” The album continues the bassist’s unique brand of lo-fi funk and jaw-dropping bass playing while expanding his sound with new collaborations.

Video Premiere: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “The Trap,” featuring MonoNeon
Bass Videos

Video Premiere: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “The Trap,” featuring MonoNeon

We have another jaw-dropping video premiere for you today, this time from the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. The band, led by steel pan player Scales, has always been stocked with killer bassists. (Just check the archives.) This live performance of “The Trap” features band member E’Lon JD with special guest Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr., who also appeared on the song for...

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “Pillar” Features All-Star Bassists
New Albums

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “Pillar” Features All-Star Bassists

Jonathan Scales has always had great bassists for his band and his new album only ups the ante. Pillar, which is the steel pannist’s third Fourchestra album, features his full-time bassist E’Lon JD as well as low-end guests Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, and Mononeon. Burbridge anchors the opening track, “Fake Buddha’s Inner Child,” while the latter two are featured together...

Ghost-Note Announces New Tour Dates with MonoNeon
Concerts & Tours

Ghost-Note Announces New Tour Dates with MonoNeon

Ghost-Note has announced a new North American tour in support of their latest album, Swagism. Formed by Snarky Puppy percussionists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, the band will be filled out by a killer cast including keyboardists Xavier Taplin and Vaughn “V-Keys” Henry, guitarist Peter Knudsen, saxophonist Jonathan Mones, and bass wizard Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. The trek will...

MonoNeon: “Singing Crying Dog” with Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie
Bass Videos

MonoNeon: “Singing Crying Dog” with Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie

MonoNeon can make a killer groove out of anything. In a hilarious example, he took a viral clip of Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie’s unusual crying in a parking lot and made it music. MonoNeon mimics the dog’s outrageous vocalization before putting it to a beat that will get your head bobbing.

Neon-Medeski: Live in New Orleans
Bass Videos

Neon-Medeski: Live in New Orleans

MonoNeon and John Medeski performed at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans on April 30th. The band also included Daru Jones, DJ Logic, Jermaine Holmes, Skerik, and Robert Walter. The group debuted at the same location in 2017, and after the response, they decided to do another show. We hope this becomes a regular thing!

MonoNeon: Clap Your Hands
Bass Videos

MonoNeon: Clap Your Hands

MonoNeon never ceases to impress us here at No Treble HQ. In this clip, the bassist adds his funky skills to the instrumental version of J Dilla’s “Clap Your Hands.”

MonoNeon: What A Beautiful Name
Bass Videos

MonoNeon: What A Beautiful Name

My friend Darryl Anders shared this on Facebook yesterday saying, “This is my favorite video by Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. Mad skills. Great voices too.” This one knocked me out too.

MonoNeon Releases New Album, “I Don’t Care Today”
New Albums

MonoNeon Releases New Album, “I Don’t Care Today”

Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. has just dropped a new album called I Don’t Care Today (Angels & Demons in Lo-Fi). The former Prince collaborator utilizes his genre-bending style to create what he calls his most intimate work yet. “‘I Don’t Care Today’ is a push and pull between the flesh and the spirit. MonoNeon creates a soundtrack about his existential...

MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”
New Albums

MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

The supremely funky and delightfully avant-garde MonoNeon has returned with a brand new album entitled A Place Called Fantasy. The 11-song record features the artist on multiple instruments, including his unbelievable grooves on the bass. “The album is weird, Lo-Fi, funny, raunchy, minimalistic, lackadaisical, and introspective,” a press release explains. “Even with all the strange things that are happening throughout...