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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We're going to hit the road for my album launch tour in Australia!

I'm bringing out heavyweight MC @r7gin from UK, and killer grimehall rapper @fyah_roiall from Kingston, Jamaica for an epic tour around Australia, including a 4200km tour around the remote central desert of Australia - wish us luck!! Also joining us for a bunch of the shows is my long time musical collaborator and champion turntablist @wasabitunez.

This by far is the biggest thing I have ever done to date. I have put absolutely every ounce of my creative brain into this.

I have sold my favourite SP1200 drum machine, an amazing mic that I used to record Combat Wombat, Soom T, YT and loads of other singers, a bunch of vintage synths plus my car and a whole range of other studio gems to fund this.

That’s right people. I’m 100% self funded. Theres no label here or mysterious trust fund, no bookers or touring agency - this is me & Kim doing it DIY style!

This has been a true labour of love for me over the last 2 or so years. The last 3 months especially have been epic as Ive been in total studio lockdown to get it all finished.

I’m incredibly proud of this one.
This has been over 2 years in the making. 
It started with a trip to Jamaica in late 2016 and has been one heck of a journey since.

This is the biggest show/tour I have ever put on and boy am I excited.

I’m so happy and equally nervous to bring my new album showcase to the Australian massive. The album features a host of legendary Jamacan artists plus an amazing array of new fresh talent from the streets of Kingston. And some of the UK’s finest dancehall and grime artists.
Get ready for this musical mash up!! For Australian peoples, ticket links are in the bio. 
Pre-sales are super cheap, get in early and grab your tix and tell a friend!

PS Massive thanks to @kim.suree and @ashhhyde 🙏🙏🙏; thanks to @donnagee for your amazing eye & design; and thanks to @robinclare for your handrawn magic and animations! Can’t thank you all enough 😩🤩🙏
Custom hand drawn font ‘Fire Cracker’ by the gansta @2yangsta 🔥🔥🔥
We're going to hit the road for my album launch tour in Australia! I'm bringing out heavyweight MC @r7gin from UK, and killer grimehall rapper @fyah_roiall from Kingston, Jamaica for an epic tour around Australia, including a 4200km tour around the remote central desert of Australia - wish us luck!! Also joining us for a bunch of the shows is my long time musical collaborator and champion turntablist @wasabitunez. This by far is the biggest thing I have ever done to date. I have put absolutely every ounce of my creative brain into this. I have sold my favourite SP1200 drum machine, an amazing mic that I used to record Combat Wombat, Soom T, YT and loads of other singers, a bunch of vintage synths plus my car and a whole range of other studio gems to fund this. That’s right people. I’m 100% self funded. Theres no label here or mysterious trust fund, no bookers or touring agency - this is me & Kim doing it DIY style! This has been a true labour of love for me over the last 2 or so years. The last 3 months especially have been epic as Ive been in total studio lockdown to get it all finished. I’m incredibly proud of this one. This has been over 2 years in the making. It started with a trip to Jamaica in late 2016 and has been one heck of a journey since. This is the biggest show/tour I have ever put on and boy am I excited. I’m so happy and equally nervous to bring my new album showcase to the Australian massive. The album features a host of legendary Jamacan artists plus an amazing array of new fresh talent from the streets of Kingston. And some of the UK’s finest dancehall and grime artists. Get ready for this musical mash up!! For Australian peoples, ticket links are in the bio. Pre-sales are super cheap, get in early and grab your tix and tell a friend! PS Massive thanks to @kim.suree and @ashhhyde 🙏🙏🙏; thanks to @donnagee for your amazing eye & design; and thanks to @robinclare for your handrawn magic and animations! Can’t thank you all enough 😩🤩🙏 Custom hand drawn font ‘Fire Cracker’ by the gansta @2yangsta 🔥🔥🔥
I’m so excited people!!! Are you ready? It’s finally time to release the massive official video for BADNESS my collab with the legendary @ninjaman_music.

It features an incredibly powerful story from the mind of filmmaker @dameongayle of @warriorfilmsja and stars the one and one @legendary_colocolo.

Working with Ninjaman was one of those otherworldly experiences of my recording career. I remember the moment he arrived at the studio in his black Mercedes the whole vibe flipped. The man has a big presence.. I mean BIG!. People started arriving from all over the place and before I knew it, it was mayhem in the studio with dozens of people sneaking in to witness the recording. Kind of like one of those crazy stories you read in some book.

So now Badness (Official Movie) is premiering this Saturday 💣💣💣
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Click on the link in my bio and set a reminder on Youtube so we can watch the premiere together!!
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The next few months you are going to be showered with a bunch of new releases from the Monkey lab and what a journey it’s going to be.

The lead up to my new album dropping in September has begun. I’m feeling pretty pumped. I have a huge amount of work on my plate to get it all finished but I feel ready.

Making an album like this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m so blessed to have such an amazing array of artists involved. The more I think about it the more I get blown away. I really never thought Id be working with some of my idols on such a bombastic album. Even tho I’m broker than ever and have put every last cent into this project, I truly couldn’t be happier.

My ears are ready! My mind is ready! Are you ready? .
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I’m so excited people!!! Are you ready? It’s finally time to release the massive official video for BADNESS my collab with the legendary @ninjaman_music. It features an incredibly powerful story from the mind of filmmaker @dameongayle of @warriorfilmsja and stars the one and one @legendary_colocolo. Working with Ninjaman was one of those otherworldly experiences of my recording career. I remember the moment he arrived at the studio in his black Mercedes the whole vibe flipped. The man has a big presence.. I mean BIG!. People started arriving from all over the place and before I knew it, it was mayhem in the studio with dozens of people sneaking in to witness the recording. Kind of like one of those crazy stories you read in some book. So now Badness (Official Movie) is premiering this Saturday 💣💣💣 . Click on the link in my bio and set a reminder on Youtube so we can watch the premiere together!! . The next few months you are going to be showered with a bunch of new releases from the Monkey lab and what a journey it’s going to be. The lead up to my new album dropping in September has begun. I’m feeling pretty pumped. I have a huge amount of work on my plate to get it all finished but I feel ready. Making an album like this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m so blessed to have such an amazing array of artists involved. The more I think about it the more I get blown away. I really never thought Id be working with some of my idols on such a bombastic album. Even tho I’m broker than ever and have put every last cent into this project, I truly couldn’t be happier. My ears are ready! My mind is ready! Are you ready? . . . . . . #videopremiere #ninjaman #badness #musicwithamessage #dancehallicon #makemusicnotwar #dancehallmusic #futuredancehall #musicproducerlife #dongorgon #melbournemusician #kingstonjamaica #raggahiphop #reggaehiphop #djproducer #mpc3000 #jamaicanmusic #jamaicansound #bassline #futurebass #digitalreggae #hiphopdancehall #dancehallnation