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“Monkey Marc is a producer’s producer; staunchly independent and probably Australian electronic music’s best-kept secret. His music channels the spirit of punk, original dubstep, Public Enemy, modern beats and electronic culture, and the heaviest of Jamaican riddims all at once.”
Monkey Marc is an Australian producer with a fiery activist background and a history of writing some of the most progressive reggae and hip hop music. He has worked with artists like Roots Manuva, Soom T and YT, and released on labels including Jahtari and Big Dada. His signature sound weaves together reggae, dancehall and hip hop with a strong political focus.
Monkey Marc is now working with a heavyweight line-up of over two dozen Jamaican artists, from Ninjaman, Turbulence and Anthony B to roots revival stars Dre Island, Iba MaHr and many more.
This ambitious project, titled Vital Sound, began with the No Surrender riddim last year, featuring a ferocious combination of Sizzla, Capleton and Fantan Mojah. Monkey Marc’s landmark album Vital Sound is coming out in November this year.
Monkey Marc’s next release from the project is the ‘Yaad N Abraad’ riddim, featuring roots revival artists including Aza Lineage, 5 Star and Jamnesia’s Earth and the Fullness. Also watch out for Monkey Marc’s upcoming dancehall release ‘Rasta Bwoy’, featuring Fyah Roiall. Intensely political and lyrically potent, this dancefloor killer is being released on Glastonbury Festival’s new record label, Uncommon Records.
You can catch Monkey Marc touring with Fyah Roiall on a Europe tour in August, and in Australia/NZ in October for a national album launch tour.
Official Website: MonkeyMarc.org