Hailing from Springfield, IL, Armando Zuniga aka “MonDope” is a fresh force to be reckoned with. Although he has only been performing live and promoting for about 3 1/2 years and Producing a little over 1 year still learning the elements of electronic music, MonDope is no stranger to the scene. With an eclectic arsenal of music ranging from roots of reggae, metal to hip-hop and underground, as well as many different forms of electronic music, there is never a dull moment in his sets. In the summer of 2010 Mondope came together with other local DJ’s/Producers to form Killinoize, a production company interested in bringing the new wave of bass music to Illinois’ own capitol city.
Killinoize quickly gained a following of like-minded enthusiasts and bass heads in the region. Mondope’s sets are energetic and demand your attention. He will bring anything from glitch-hop to dubstep, drum & bass, crunk, moombahton, breaks, funk and even jungle/reggae to the dance floor. Able to feel out any crowd at any moment, he delivers a HEADY blend to get down to, already playing along side National acts such as EOTO, Psymbionic, Richie August, Jantsen, Hugs&Drugs, Pretty Lights, Michael Menert, Love & Light, NastyNasty, TankMan, Trowa, Udachi, VibeSquad, DNAE BEATS, R/D, NiTGriT, Splatinum, Minnesota, Freddy Todd, Omega, Elfkowitz, Project Pat, Grimblee, The Car Thief, Alpaca, Phaded, Spankalicous and more to come. He was also the winner of the 312 DJ Battle Royale which gave MonDope an artist spot at the 312 Vibe Tent at Summer Camp Music Festival 2011. Also making his first appearance at Tall Tree Lake Festival 2011 playing a set right after Ill-Esha and Joe Mousepad. The year of 2012 was very busy for MonDope playing shows in different cities such as Dayton OH, Cinncinatti OH, Davenport IA, Rock Island IL, Charleston, IL and Kansas City, MO just to name a few. Making his mark in the Midwest in 2012 opening for some huge events such as Global Dance Music Festival and Halloween with Datsik this made it a very successful 2012. Expect nothing but the best in 2013 from this Artist and Promoter as he begins his journey in more advanced music production after teaching himself and learning more and more from Certified Abelton Live Instructor Vespers.