Monokino is an electronic indie pop band.
The project brings together the artistic visions of 3 musicians from 3 different worlds: George van Wetering (Amsterdam) song writer, lead vocals,guitar, and Yu Jin (former keyboard player of first all-women rock band Cobra from Beijing,China now living in Hamburg, Germany) on keyboard and synthesizer. In 2007 electronic percussionist Frans van Gastel (Aruba) joined the band.
In May2006 Monokino released their first EP in China with help from labels Newbees Music (Beijing, China) and Saint Records (Hamburg,Germany). On May 4th, Monokino played at the 4-day Midi Music Festival in Beijing, China to 20.000 visitors.
Monokino’s first demo was picked out of 1500 other demo cds by the jury of the John Lennon Talent Award in Germany.
Monokino’s demo was voted best demo of the month by radio station Studio Brussel in Belgium.
Monokino also won second prize of the Parool Pop Prijs organized by Dutch newspaper Het Parool.