MONKEY MARC

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Straight from the vaults of his solar-powered studio comes Melbourne-based producer Monkey Marc, writing sonically rugged, politically charged beats by day, and playing them on his solar rig, DIY Hi Fi Sound System, by night.

His production ranges from instrumental hip hop to dub-infused bass music and reggae, influenced by an eclectic mix of world music and boom bap style hip hop beats.

As well as being known as the mastermind behind political hip hop punks Combat Wombat, he has released a debut solo album As the Market Crashed (Omelette Records 2009), follow-up EP Monkey Marc vs The Planet Smashers (Jahtari 2013), and dystopian bass manifesto Bullets Over Babylon (Renegade Masters 2015) featuring UK powerhouse Soom T.

Monkey Marc’s passion for music and social change has also taken him far across the Australian outback. For over 15 years, he has run music workshops with indigenous youth and elders in more than 30 communities around Australia, using hip hop, reggae and rock music and music videos as an outlet for creativity in these remote communities.

Monkey Marc has produced for and mentored indigenous bands including hip hop groups Desert Sevenz and E-Town Boyz. He has recorded in makeshift studios set up in old toilet blocks, abandoned youth centres, lounge rooms of motels and even on remote beaches with crocodiles. Recent releases include compilations by Barkly Desert Culture and Red Sand Culture. Monkey currently spends up to six months of the year running workshops in remote Aboriginal communities.

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🚨 My last show until October! 🚨

So. For the last few years I’ve been super busy recording my upcoming epic album.

Some of you may know that I spent some time in Jamaica a while back and did a bunch of recordings when I was there.

The result was a lot of amazing new songs from an incredible array of legendary artists (@capletonmusic, @turbulence_big_lion, @ibamahr etc) and also some new up-and-comers (@fyah_roiall, @azalineage, @ineziflowofficial, @iotosh and more). I’m about to go into full album lockdown mode and will hibernate away in the Monkey Studio (and briefly in the @dubfx11 studio) to finish off writing and mixing the rest of the songs.

Stay tuned tho as we’ll be launching the album with a one-off national tour in October.

I’m so happy to announce that we’ll be starting the national tour in an area that I hold close to my heart - the remote indigenous communities of the Australian desert (Lajamanu, Kiwirrkurra, Papunya, Elliott and Ali Curung). This was made possible by being awarded my first successful Australia Council grant!!!
Yesssss

Massive thanks to my team for making all this happen (@kim.suree & @ashhhyde). Plus I’ll have the honour of flying in the amazing @r7gin (UK) to join us on tour, as well as red hot Jamaican MC @fyah_roiall (JA). This is literally a dream come true for me. I can’t believe it’s happening!

So I’m excited to say that the @spoonbillmusic album launch will be my last show until October: https://www.spoonbill.net.au/tickets

Do not miss this show!!
The wonderfully talented and wonky Spoonbill will be showcasing his new album, plus I’ll be showcasing some of my fresh new material and giving those subwoofers a run for their money.

Not only that, I’ll be playing out of the incredible animated @utilitykineticinsect on the night. If you haven’t seen UKI yet, well I highly recommend you get down to this gig as it’s a true spectacle.

See you there 
MM xx
🚨 My last show until October! 🚨 So. For the last few years I’ve been super busy recording my upcoming epic album. Some of you may know that I spent some time in Jamaica a while back and did a bunch of recordings when I was there. The result was a lot of amazing new songs from an incredible array of legendary artists (@capletonmusic, @turbulence_big_lion, @ibamahr etc) and also some new up-and-comers (@fyah_roiall, @azalineage, @ineziflowofficial, @iotosh and more). I’m about to go into full album lockdown mode and will hibernate away in the Monkey Studio (and briefly in the @dubfx11 studio) to finish off writing and mixing the rest of the songs. Stay tuned tho as we’ll be launching the album with a one-off national tour in October. I’m so happy to announce that we’ll be starting the national tour in an area that I hold close to my heart - the remote indigenous communities of the Australian desert (Lajamanu, Kiwirrkurra, Papunya, Elliott and Ali Curung). This was made possible by being awarded my first successful Australia Council grant!!! Yesssss Massive thanks to my team for making all this happen (@kim.suree & @ashhhyde). Plus I’ll have the honour of flying in the amazing @r7gin (UK) to join us on tour, as well as red hot Jamaican MC @fyah_roiall (JA). This is literally a dream come true for me. I can’t believe it’s happening! So I’m excited to say that the @spoonbillmusic album launch will be my last show until October: https://www.spoonbill.net.au/tickets Do not miss this show!! The wonderfully talented and wonky Spoonbill will be showcasing his new album, plus I’ll be showcasing some of my fresh new material and giving those subwoofers a run for their money. Not only that, I’ll be playing out of the incredible animated @utilitykineticinsect on the night. If you haven’t seen UKI yet, well I highly recommend you get down to this gig as it’s a true spectacle. See you there MM xx