Ian started his music career at the age of 18 as a DJ rocking dance floors in bars and nightclubs in Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton. His sets featuring the finest funky and deep house interspersed with his own mash-ups and bootlegs. His break came with his second release, “Dancin’” in 2007, it was supported by non-other than house music legend Roger Sanchez, it charted in the Beatport top 10. This was soon followed by the creation of his own epic record label Monkey Beats. Ian has a knack of taking remix stems and twisting them into edgy, pumping, musical, dance floor classics as is demonstrated by his latest remix on Bimbo Jones feat Beverley Knight-I Found Out, a ‘goto' mix for DJs. Aspiring producer/DJs take note, Ian gives lectures on Music Technology. You are going to be hearing a lot of buzz on this master of the beats.
Monkey Beats - The Story So Far
In our short history so far we have promoted and released tracks by some of the best and upcoming names in the music industry including:
Jay Robinson, Cottonmouth, Marc Leaf, The Bulgarian, Luvstuff, Kraymer, Aquilaganja, Filthy Rehab, Marc Ballum, Rosie Romero, Spaced, Hayley Parsons, Dirty Basement, Speaker Noise, Merkury & Screama, Joel Harrison, Liam Broad, Di Sapia and of course our very own: Ian Round, Mr QT & Smith The Mister.
If you’ve NEVER heard of Monkey Beats this is what you have been missing…
Music promoted and released by Monkey Beats has been supported by a growing list of DJ’s including:
Chuckie, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke, David Vendetta, Diplo aka Major Lazer, MSTRKRFT, Malente, Stereo Mc’s, Larry Tee, Stonebridge, Grant Nelson, The Hoxton Whores, Futuristic Polar Bears, Brad Holland, DJ Dove, Wesley S (Toolroom), Henry John Morgan, MC Flipside, Figure, Zinc, MJ Cole, Aquasky, Rico Tubbs, Elite Force, Dan Aux, Tom EQ, The Squatters, Jamie George, Adrian Barrcode, Lee Mortimer, Dave Spoon, Brodinski, Micky Slim, The Bulgarian, Myles Dyson, The Aston Shuffle, Tommie Sunshine, Gigi Barocco, The Urchins, DJ Jeroenski, Affie Yusuf, DJ Bam Bam, Calvertron, Detboi, Ryan Riback, Nathan Boon, Jamie Fanatic, Aniki, Santiago & Bushido, Mr Eyez, The Fidgitive, Rudder, Filthy Rich, Drew Scott, ILL Phil, Heavyfeet, Dirty Freek, Headshot Boyz, Dylan H, Marktronic, Jason Score, Melting Man, Kerrie Nation, Jackinori, Kitch'n'Sync, Beatfreak, Audiobotz, Seek ‘N’ Destroy, Slop Rock,
Shaun Banger Scott, Jamie Duggan, Nev Wright and even England International Goalkeeper – David James.
Our tracks have also made the Radio Shows of:
Judge Jules (BBC Radio 1),
Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1),
Kissy Sell Out (BBC Radio 1),
Jaymo & Andy George (BBC Radio 1),
DJ Paulette (Radio FG),
David Dunne (Hed Kandi),
Andi Durrant (Kiss Fm),
DJ EZ (Kiss Fm),
Steve Smart (Kiss Fm),
Jeff Jefferson (Miss Moneypennys),
DJ Q (BBC 1 Xtra) and Cameo (BBC 1 Xtra).
Please enjoy and do not hesitate to get in touch!