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The story of Monophobic starts in 1991 when Toni Peltola was a young hip hop freak and anxious to make his own tracks. Inspired by Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Run DMC among others he started to make hip hop joints in Finnish. In 1991 he made three demotapes under the nickname Tonkku and sold over 300 copies of these underground pieces. His interest in jungle and drum & bass started to grow after hearing a Boogie Times Tribe track 'The Dark Stranger' in 1993. Two years later in 1995, Toni made another hip hop demo under the name MC Tony, but this time in english. He soon discovered that the scene didn't give him anything new and all the wannabe gangstas in the scene were making him sick. At the time, trip hop and drum & bass was rising and inspired Toni to move on with his music thus Monophobic was born. Late 1997, he started to experimenting beats and sounds, trying to create something new between oldskool electro and modern breakbeat with some faster drum & bass beats. The first Monophobic release 'Freestyle Agenda' saw daylight in spring 2000.