MONATIK's rise to fame began on Ukrainian reality TV, which gave him the opportunity to release some of the country's most forward-thinking pop. His background in dance—specifically breakdancing—impacts his sound: he happily embraces elements of hip-hop, EDM and funk. Pulsing synth-lines and pounding house beats are a constant on his biggest hits. MONATIK then layers those beats with well-crafted, melodic hooks and incisive vocals. At its poppiest moments, his sound recalls Maroon 5's polished chart hits, though the driving mood of MONATIK is always light soul and deep funk.