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Monika shares Juan MacLean remix of “Secret in the Dark” — listen

on February 10, 2016, 12:40pm

It wasn’t so long ago that Monika Christodoulou was fronting indie bands in her hometown of Athens, Greece, hoping for her big break. That break eventually came in the form of a chance meeting with Homer Steinweiss of the Dap-Kings and Menahan Street Band, who greeted Monika when she knocked on the door of Dunham Sounds Studios in Brooklyn back in 2012. The rest, as they say, is history. With Steinweiss as her mentor, Monika recorded her international debut album Secret in the Dark, infusing it with an infectious blend of disco and art-pop.

That blend can definitely be heard on The Juan MacLean’s remix of the title track and lead single, which will have you pining for the days when disco dominated the charts. “Ιt really felt like I was listening to an old-school disco edit,” says Monika of the first time she heard the remix. “I loved how Juan kept his remix approach close to the original song, but gave it a massive NYC disco twist.”

Along with the remix, Monika has announced a string of upcoming tour dates in the U.S. and Europe, which you can check out below. But first, listen in to “Secret In The Dark (Juan MacLean Remix)” and be sure there’s a rug to cut nearby.

Monika 2016 tour dates:
02/23 — Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
02/27 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield *
03/23 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
03/26 — Philadelphia, PA @ 714 $
04/06 — Tourcoing, FR  @ La Grand Mix
04/07 — Paris, FR @ PIAS Nites at La Flèche d’Or
04/08 — Laval, FR @ 6 Par 4
04/09 — Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
04/10 — Cognac, FR @ West Rock
04/12 — Mulhouse, FR @ Noumatrouff
04/13 — Reim, FR @ La Cartonnerie #
04/14 — Bourges, FR @ Printemps de Bourges at Le 22

* = w/ Carly Rae Jepsen
# = w/ La Femme
$ = Making Time show

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