02: Right On
03: The Feeling
Tone Control Music proudly introduces thatmanmonkz 2nd EP, Overproof. This follow up to debut solo 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 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 to more discerning british dancefloors, who has shared the decks with heavyweights such as Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Phil Asher, 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. Together, Scott and Toddla created numerous releases and remixes over their 3 year collaboration, received with impressive acclaim from Benji B, Ross Allen, Waajeed and more.
Since his debut solo release, 'The Man' EP, and 12 from his 'S&M' project, 'Monkz has garnered some high profile attention, including Radio One plays, and DJ support from Ashley Beadle, DJ Spinna, Rainer Truby, Deetron, Jimpster and Laurent Garnier, to name but a few, as well as being named 'record of the week' at Piccadilly Records. Along with this EP, 'Monkz continued production work and his DJing - headlining the infamous Kabal Warehouse Party, City Fly, Cargo, M.I.S, and other events, numerous supports and residencies, and has recorded guest mixes for Rinse FM, Deeper Shades of House, and RTE Pulse among others.
Craig Smith, 6th Borough Project
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