Tone Control Music proudly introduces thatmanmonkz 2nd EP, Overproof. This follow up to debut EP, The Man continues ‘monkz exploration into Detroit, disco and soul influenced deep house. Lead track, Overproof takes mid-tempo, modern boogie from soul into darker territories, while Right On gives a nod to Detroit old and new, before closing out in percussive Yoruba style with long time vocalist collaborator, Pete Simpson. Throughout this EP thatmanmonkz utilises his MPC, Rhodes, Bass Guitar and a multitude of synths to raw, rocking effect. Martin “Atjazz” Iveson lends his hear on mastering duties to complete another solid EP in the series.
Scott 'thatmanmonkz' Moncrieff is a renowned DJ who has shared the decks with heavyweights Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Phil Asher, Recloose and I.G. Culture among many others. Sharing a flat with Arctic Monkeys and M.I.A producer Ross Orton led to a crash course in production techniques and analogue synths, which inspired him to join forces with Toddla T (Radio 1) to form Small Arms Fiya.
Small Arms Fiya created numerous releases and remixes over their 3 year collaboration which included Jersey Street, Nubian Minds, Roots Manuva, Domu, Mark Rae, The Elektrons and Lo Tek Hi Fi. Their debut EP with Pete Simpson, and follow up with Ayah Marar was received with impressive acclaim from Benji B, Ross Allen, Waajeed and more. Since Small Arms Fiya, 'monkz has experimented with new musical directions, sound tracking and production techniques. He is now busy producing, arranging, remixing and DJing - headlining Sheffield's infamous Kabal Warehouse Party, Cargo, City Fly, M.I.S. and other events and residencies. ‘monkz has recorded guest mixes for Rinse FM, Deeper Shades of House and RTE Pulse among many other shows and stations.
Since his debut solo release, 'The Man' EP on Tone Control Music, and a 12’ from his 'S & M' project, ‘Monkz has garnered some high profile attention, including BBC Radio 1 plays and DJ support from Ashley Beadle, DJ Spinna, Rainer Truby, Deetron, Jimpster, Laurent Garnier, as well as record of the week at Piccadilly Records.
All songs written by Scott Moncrief, except The Feeling, written by Scott Moncrieff, Pete Simpson and Daniel Swain. All instruments by thatmanmonkz, except saxophone on Right On by S-Unit, and additional instrumentation on The Feeling by Pete Simpson. Vocals on The Feeling by Pete Simpson. All tracks produced, arranged, and mixed by thatmanmonkz at the fiya station. Mastered by Martin 'AtJazz' Iverson for Digital, and Finyl Tweak for Vinyl. Photography by Luke Milnes. Artwork by Haydn Davies. (P) & (C) 2013 Tone Control Music
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