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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Last night I was blessed to support the truly inspirational @davidramjamrodigan. And what a wild night it was. Rodigan was jumping and dancing around like an 18 year old with addictive energy for the music he was playing. Such love and passion and damn right cheekiness was blasting off the stage.

The man has been a big influence on my learnings of the reggae music genre throughout my life from growing up in Wales til now and it was a real honour to finally support and also meet him.

His support playing and premiering some of my new tunes on BBC 1xtra last year means a lot for me out here in Australia, working on new tunes in my shipping container studio out the back of an industrial warehouse.

It can feel a bit removed from the scene and harder to get momentum, when you're not based in europe and able to jump on the train to gig every other weekend.

So the support is extra meaningful, and extra special to see Rodigan playing over here in Australia for the first time in his life !!.
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Alls I can say is that I hope I have that kind of enthusiasm for music when I’m his age. It’s truly inspirational to watch someone show so much love for the music he plays. Big up Mr Rodigan. I hope to catch you again on my musical journey not too far down the road again.

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Last night I was blessed to support the truly inspirational @davidramjamrodigan. And what a wild night it was. Rodigan was jumping and dancing around like an 18 year old with addictive energy for the music he was playing. Such love and passion and damn right cheekiness was blasting off the stage. The man has been a big influence on my learnings of the reggae music genre throughout my life from growing up in Wales til now and it was a real honour to finally support and also meet him. His support playing and premiering some of my new tunes on BBC 1xtra last year means a lot for me out here in Australia, working on new tunes in my shipping container studio out the back of an industrial warehouse. It can feel a bit removed from the scene and harder to get momentum, when you're not based in europe and able to jump on the train to gig every other weekend. So the support is extra meaningful, and extra special to see Rodigan playing over here in Australia for the first time in his life !!. . Alls I can say is that I hope I have that kind of enthusiasm for music when I’m his age. It’s truly inspirational to watch someone show so much love for the music he plays. Big up Mr Rodigan. I hope to catch you again on my musical journey not too far down the road again. #davidrodigan #jamaicanstyle #soundsystemculture #soundclash #reggaemusic #musicwithamessage #futuredancehall #musicproducerlife #reggaehiphop #djproducer #mpc3000 #jamaicanmusic #jamaicansound #bassline #futurebass #digitalreggae #melbournetodo #melbourneevent #melbourneevents #melbournemusicscene #melbournedj #djproducer #newreggaemusic #melbourneevent #melbourneartist #melbourneartists #melbournemusic #melbournemusicscene
Tomorrow night I’m dropping a secret sneak preview of the biggest project of my career yet …

Check out the first footage coming out of the music video for the remix of my Ninjaman collab ‘Badness’ on the Graveyard riddim co-produced by @pinch_tectonic. I’ve been waiting months to catch a glimpse of this!

The remix features half a dozen UK ragga / grime heavyweights including @therikodan @officialkillapmc @r7gin @mc_soom_t @irah2017 and a dozen Jamaican artists, from a 16 old up–and-coming superstar to some female Jamaican powerhouses and serious reggae legends.

The track is over 16 mins long (and not finished yet) so I'm not sure yet whose parts you'll get to hear ... you will need to be there !!! I’m playing support for a huge line up of @davidramjamrodigan @normanjaymbe @djmarkym @librarianmusic and @truthdubstep

Plus local legends Adrians Wall @morefireblaze @digitalafrika @selector_miss_fee @lady_banton_ @wallacbeats and many more

I’m playing at 11pm so don’t be late 🔊🔊🔊 Check out top dancehall dancers in this footage including @shellybellyrealpage @gk_killerbean_blazzaz @kimikoversatile @dyanamix_team_rastahuxxz @dhq_gizzmery @dancejukeboxx @remi_remi_japan @kisskiss_tsunakiss @zidan_xqlusiv @pops_xqlusiv @chucky_xqlusiv @jaychin_xqlusiv @matic_offical_xqlusiv @devonunruly @kydd_unruly_
@hassan_unruly @unrulyskankaz @ultimate_emz @ultimate_sham
@ultimate_hannah @ultimate_girlz_official @realteam_chin @realteam_troy @realteam_tevin @realteam_matthewmattic @shatgun_realteam_dancer @realteam_vekno @realteamgraphixx @swag_king_luwegee @kingswag_demon

#jamaicanstyle #dancehallvibes #streetvibes #ninjaman #badness #musicwithamessage #makemusicnotwar #dancehallmusic #futuredancehall #musicproducerlife #dongorgon #kingstonjamaica #reggaehiphop #djproducer #mpc3000 #jamaicanmusic #jamaicansound #bassline #futurebass #digitalreggae #dancehallnation #melbournetodo #melbourneevent #melbourneevents #melbournemusicscene  #melbournedj #soundclash #davidrodigan #djproducer #soundsystemculture
Tomorrow night I’m dropping a secret sneak preview of the biggest project of my career yet … Check out the first footage coming out of the music video for the remix of my Ninjaman collab ‘Badness’ on the Graveyard riddim co-produced by @pinch_tectonic. I’ve been waiting months to catch a glimpse of this! The remix features half a dozen UK ragga / grime heavyweights including @therikodan @officialkillapmc @r7gin @mc_soom_t @irah2017 and a dozen Jamaican artists, from a 16 old up–and-coming superstar to some female Jamaican powerhouses and serious reggae legends. The track is over 16 mins long (and not finished yet) so I'm not sure yet whose parts you'll get to hear ... you will need to be there !!! I’m playing support for a huge line up of @davidramjamrodigan @normanjaymbe @djmarkym @librarianmusic and @truthdubstep Plus local legends Adrians Wall @morefireblaze @digitalafrika @selector_miss_fee @lady_banton_ @wallacbeats and many more I’m playing at 11pm so don’t be late 🔊🔊🔊 Check out top dancehall dancers in this footage including @shellybellyrealpage @gk_killerbean_blazzaz @kimikoversatile @dyanamix_team_rastahuxxz @dhq_gizzmery @dancejukeboxx @remi_remi_japan @kisskiss_tsunakiss @zidan_xqlusiv @pops_xqlusiv @chucky_xqlusiv @jaychin_xqlusiv @matic_offical_xqlusiv @devonunruly @kydd_unruly_ @hassan_unruly @unrulyskankaz @ultimate_emz @ultimate_sham @ultimate_hannah @ultimate_girlz_official @realteam_chin @realteam_troy @realteam_tevin @realteam_matthewmattic @shatgun_realteam_dancer @realteam_vekno @realteamgraphixx @swag_king_luwegee @kingswag_demon #jamaicanstyle #dancehallvibes #streetvibes #ninjaman #badness #musicwithamessage #makemusicnotwar #dancehallmusic #futuredancehall #musicproducerlife #dongorgon #kingstonjamaica #reggaehiphop #djproducer #mpc3000 #jamaicanmusic #jamaicansound #bassline #futurebass #digitalreggae #dancehallnation #melbournetodo #melbourneevent #melbourneevents #melbournemusicscene #melbournedj #soundclash #davidrodigan #djproducer #soundsystemculture