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John Mork & Frankie J. Monacella (also known as The Sound Republic) started in 2005 as a collaborative partnership, and as integral players in the so-called “second wave” of underground house music’s New School/Boompty movement, also known by its biggest & most inaccurate misnomer: “Jackin’ House” - along with contemporaries Joey Youngman, Bryan Jones, Chris Grant, and many others.

Citing creative differences, John and Frankie declared an “indefinite hiatus” for the group in early 2009, and to date both are actively pursuing solo projects and careers.


Chicago’s John Mork and Frankie J. (also known as The Sound Republic) have carved out a serious niche in the international underground with a slew of releases on their own white-hot SpatulaCity imprint, as well as on some of the most respected labels in house music’s burgeoning new school scene. After nearly a decade of paying dues DJing and promoting events all over the Midwest, John & Frankie began writing music and DJing together as The Sound Republic in 2003 and have been grinding out long hours in the studio, on the road, and behind the decks ever since. In that time they have positioned themselves as two of the most sought-after remixers, producers, and DJs in the underground, producing consistently exceptional tunes aimed squarely at the dancefloor while also consistently pushing the envelope of what exactly house music can be and where it can go in the future. They also spend plenty of time promoting their own monthly party GRIZZLED in Chicago with partner-in-crime Karl Almaria, a rawkus sweaty event that highlights nothing but the finest disc jockeys from Chicago and around the world.

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  • marvinparks

    whatcha momma gonna say!? shame theyre not working together anymore. i only just read that.. and also, whats wrong with the term 'jackin house' ?? tis what we call it here in the UK...

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • imno

    hahahaha haa hahaha haha. heh. hahahahahah ha hah aha hahahahahahaha. word.

    23 Nov 2007 Reply
  • rodney_viper

    take a breath, they are very good

    1 Jul 2007 Reply
  • scoobycarolan

    Frank & John are the 2 greatest weirdos I've ever had the chance to meet, or so I'm told. Seriously, just buy every track from SPATULA CITY and you'll be a happy camper. I promise, or my name isn't Scooby Carolan

    20 May 2007 Reply
  • reteiP

    Get Loose, track of the year ... drool

    28 Apr 2007 Reply

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