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Dropping some Ethiopian classics with my pink flamingo posse.
Dropping some Ethiopian classics with my pink flamingo posse.
Great afternoon DJing an eclectic mix of Caribbean, South American & African tunes on my own solar-powered rig for @waggacouncil’s fantastic Fusion Festival 🔊🔊🔊
Great afternoon DJing an eclectic mix of Caribbean, South American & African tunes on my own solar-powered rig for @waggacouncil’s fantastic Fusion Festival 🔊🔊🔊
LINK IN BIO. I got new music out people!!! Released on my all time favourite label and renegade reggae heads @jahtari_official 👾
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Grab it on 7 inch vinyl 💣
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It's a spacey spooky dubbed-out bass heavy hip hop banger.
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Only 300 limited edition copies, so if you want one go get it now
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"The second 7inch in the Jahtari floppy disc series sees the return of Monkey Marc from the red sands of the Australian outback to his solar powered studio inside a shipping container on a Melbourne junkyard.

Cooked up between old school samplers, obscure synths and tape delays the cuts on this double-sided disc come right from the edge of an abysmal echo chamber: cavernous reverbs, the extra-lush keys from an Emulator III and Monkey Marc’s huge MPC 3000 sound that’s entirely his own.

Limited to 300 copies!

Also keep an eye out for Monkey Marc’s other projects, like his JA produced smasher “No Surrender“, his upcoming album with UK mic legend YT, or past classics like his “Planet Smashers” EP on Jahtari from 2014 and his track for Roots Manuva’s 4everrevolution album, “Who Goes There“."
LINK IN BIO. I got new music out people!!! Released on my all time favourite label and renegade reggae heads @jahtari_official 👾 - Grab it on 7 inch vinyl 💣 - It's a spacey spooky dubbed-out bass heavy hip hop banger. - Only 300 limited edition copies, so if you want one go get it now - "The second 7inch in the Jahtari floppy disc series sees the return of Monkey Marc from the red sands of the Australian outback to his solar powered studio inside a shipping container on a Melbourne junkyard. Cooked up between old school samplers, obscure synths and tape delays the cuts on this double-sided disc come right from the edge of an abysmal echo chamber: cavernous reverbs, the extra-lush keys from an Emulator III and Monkey Marc’s huge MPC 3000 sound that’s entirely his own. Limited to 300 copies! Also keep an eye out for Monkey Marc’s other projects, like his JA produced smasher “No Surrender“, his upcoming album with UK mic legend YT, or past classics like his “Planet Smashers” EP on Jahtari from 2014 and his track for Roots Manuva’s 4everrevolution album, “Who Goes There“."
Stealing this Akai S5000 from the shop and hoping they don’t notice
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I'm testing it out to see if I can use it in my live set and lug it around on tour. Hoping to create a frankenstein sampler by cutting an MPC3000 in half, ripping out the power supply and sticking it on top of the S5000 😆
Stealing this Akai S5000 from the shop and hoping they don’t notice - I'm testing it out to see if I can use it in my live set and lug it around on tour. Hoping to create a frankenstein sampler by cutting an MPC3000 in half, ripping out the power supply and sticking it on top of the S5000 😆
Co-producing the @kardajala_kirridarra album with @beatrice_musique was one of my favourite projects this year, bringing it from the desert through some special magic in my studio to the final album.
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Just finished mastering it for vinyl to send off to @happymagtv after Kardajala Kirridarra won their vinyl presssing comp.
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Big ups ladies, a true masterpiece.
Co-producing the @kardajala_kirridarra album with @beatrice_musique was one of my favourite projects this year, bringing it from the desert through some special magic in my studio to the final album. - Just finished mastering it for vinyl to send off to @happymagtv after Kardajala Kirridarra won their vinyl presssing comp. - Big ups ladies, a true masterpiece.
The Publison Infernal Machine IM90.
The mysterious French effects machine from the 1980s.
This machine has appeared on countless hits and been used on many recordings. For me its reverb is amazing. Deep and three-dimensional and equally mysterious.
Its delay is wonderful and its real time pitch-shifting was ahead of its time
On top of that, it’s a sampler too and man does it sound phat!
This one’s never leaving my studio.
The Publison Infernal Machine IM90. The mysterious French effects machine from the 1980s. This machine has appeared on countless hits and been used on many recordings. For me its reverb is amazing. Deep and three-dimensional and equally mysterious. Its delay is wonderful and its real time pitch-shifting was ahead of its time On top of that, it’s a sampler too and man does it sound phat! This one’s never leaving my studio.
Big things ahead for this young dance crew @xqlusiv_dancecrew from St Thomas, Jamaica.
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They first featured in my No Surrender video early this year, and stood out as one of the most professional and hard-working crews at the shoot.
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They’ve since gone on to win the World Reggae Dance Championships this year, and were featured in @havanameetskingston’s latest music video, filmed in their home town in St Thomas and co-produced by @zidan_xqlusiv.
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Check out their upcoming Xqlusiv Bash. The party keeps in Yallahs on Oct 21 for Zidan’s birthstrong 💪🏾
Big things ahead for this young dance crew @xqlusiv_dancecrew from St Thomas, Jamaica. - They first featured in my No Surrender video early this year, and stood out as one of the most professional and hard-working crews at the shoot. - They’ve since gone on to win the World Reggae Dance Championships this year, and were featured in @havanameetskingston’s latest music video, filmed in their home town in St Thomas and co-produced by @zidan_xqlusiv. - Check out their upcoming Xqlusiv Bash. The party keeps in Yallahs on Oct 21 for Zidan’s birthstrong 💪🏾
All monkeys unite!

Let us venture forth into the ever-expanding universe to create new and never ending dreams 🌏
All monkeys unite! Let us venture forth into the ever-expanding universe to create new and never ending dreams 🌏
William Onyeabor: the Nigerian synth funk master from the 70s and 80s.
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He managed to collect many vintage synthesisers and bring them home to Nigeria, and make some quirky psychedelic synth Afro funk. In a time when everyone else was making Afrobeat, William was knee deep in synths and on another planet. A man after my own heart.
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I love exploring sound, whether it be through my vintage samplers, obscure record collection or synthesisers. Sound is what it’s all about for me, not necessarily the musical style.
William Onyeabor: the Nigerian synth funk master from the 70s and 80s. - He managed to collect many vintage synthesisers and bring them home to Nigeria, and make some quirky psychedelic synth Afro funk. In a time when everyone else was making Afrobeat, William was knee deep in synths and on another planet. A man after my own heart. - I love exploring sound, whether it be through my vintage samplers, obscure record collection or synthesisers. Sound is what it’s all about for me, not necessarily the musical style.
Enjoying a 2006 Jamaican rum at @theelysianwhiskybar as inspiration to keep working on my next three Jamaican releases.
Enjoying a 2006 Jamaican rum at @theelysianwhiskybar as inspiration to keep working on my next three Jamaican releases.
Working hard on some fresh conscious hip hop with dub-heavy bass and killer vocals from @ytodit!
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This is the killer dubbed-out ragga hip hop album you’ve been waiting for. All the best elements of tough, political UK reggae vocals, with hip hop production and heavy original basslines from me.
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Our long-awaited collab has been two years coming. We recorded the album in Ipswich in YT’s home studio, in London in a makeshift studio in an Airbnb and in Australia at my solar studio with @mantraemcee. Almost ready for your ears now…
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This one is gunna be special !
Working hard on some fresh conscious hip hop with dub-heavy bass and killer vocals from @ytodit! - This is the killer dubbed-out ragga hip hop album you’ve been waiting for. All the best elements of tough, political UK reggae vocals, with hip hop production and heavy original basslines from me. - Our long-awaited collab has been two years coming. We recorded the album in Ipswich in YT’s home studio, in London in a makeshift studio in an Airbnb and in Australia at my solar studio with @mantraemcee. Almost ready for your ears now… - This one is gunna be special !
Wicked art @popcaanmusic by Japanese illustrator @dubshiba 🔥
Wicked art @popcaanmusic by Japanese illustrator @dubshiba 🔥
Samples of old synths to load into my E-mu Emulator EIII. Lots of secret sound madness in this disk 🐒
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“The Emulator III was E-mu's biggest classic "Digital Sound Production System". Also called the "EIII", it was E-mu's biggest and most professional sampler-synthesizer prior to the 1990's. It was the first sampler to offer 16-bit CD-quality specs with stereo or mono sampling at 44.1kHz or 33kHz. RAM memory is 4 MB expandable to 8 MB. There are extensive and modern sample editing features (from looping to rate conversions). The on-board 16-track sequencer and arpeggiator are also superb. Equipped with MIDI, SMPTE, SCSI, built-in disk-drive and multiple outputs, the EIII is comfortable in any studio. A Macintosh can also be hooked up to the EIII for easier graphical editing which was very useful since the LED screen on the synth is so tiny.
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As a sampler workstation the EIII was at one time the dominating force. Although modern machines far exceed it today, the EIII is still a quality instrument with controls and functions that would be familiar to anyone who uses samplers. A very classic machine that can still stand strong among a generation of sampler workstations 10 years later, the EIII is still in use and will continue to be used for many more years. It has been used by Depeche Mode, Genesis, and JellyFish.”
Samples of old synths to load into my E-mu Emulator EIII. Lots of secret sound madness in this disk 🐒 - “The Emulator III was E-mu's biggest classic "Digital Sound Production System". Also called the "EIII", it was E-mu's biggest and most professional sampler-synthesizer prior to the 1990's. It was the first sampler to offer 16-bit CD-quality specs with stereo or mono sampling at 44.1kHz or 33kHz. RAM memory is 4 MB expandable to 8 MB. There are extensive and modern sample editing features (from looping to rate conversions). The on-board 16-track sequencer and arpeggiator are also superb. Equipped with MIDI, SMPTE, SCSI, built-in disk-drive and multiple outputs, the EIII is comfortable in any studio. A Macintosh can also be hooked up to the EIII for easier graphical editing which was very useful since the LED screen on the synth is so tiny. - As a sampler workstation the EIII was at one time the dominating force. Although modern machines far exceed it today, the EIII is still a quality instrument with controls and functions that would be familiar to anyone who uses samplers. A very classic machine that can still stand strong among a generation of sampler workstations 10 years later, the EIII is still in use and will continue to be used for many more years. It has been used by Depeche Mode, Genesis, and JellyFish.”
Happy 50th birthday Syl @cellblockmusic 
Withought you my whole Jamaican experience wouldn't have been the same. Thanks for all your talks and inside knowledge of the amazing world of Jamaican music. Have a brilliant bday 🎉
Happy 50th birthday Syl @cellblockmusic Withought you my whole Jamaican experience wouldn't have been the same. Thanks for all your talks and inside knowledge of the amazing world of Jamaican music. Have a brilliant bday 🎉
Throw your hands in the air like you just don't care ... ps it's my birthday
Throw your hands in the air like you just don't care ... ps it's my birthday
Epic throwback to my days as a lead singer for my Sydney rock band Blurred Vision. Thanks mum for uploading this 😂😳
Epic throwback to my days as a lead singer for my Sydney rock band Blurred Vision. Thanks mum for uploading this 😂😳
I got my name from working in underground mines many years ago (I'm a certified geologist by trade).
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I had a dangerous job, I had to climb up into difficult areas in the mine to clear them of debris and loose rocks, to make it safe for the miners. We used to call the miners who worked with explosives ‘powder monkeys’. Some of them started calling me the spider monkey, because I could climb into difficult areas where no one else would go.
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From there, one of my mates started calling me Monkey Marc, and I guess the name stuck.
I got my name from working in underground mines many years ago (I'm a certified geologist by trade). - I had a dangerous job, I had to climb up into difficult areas in the mine to clear them of debris and loose rocks, to make it safe for the miners. We used to call the miners who worked with explosives ‘powder monkeys’. Some of them started calling me the spider monkey, because I could climb into difficult areas where no one else would go. - From there, one of my mates started calling me Monkey Marc, and I guess the name stuck.
Fresh off the press - Jamaica 🇯🇲 vs Cuba 🇨🇺! New music video from fellow Australian producer @mistasavona & the @havanameetskingston project, which brings together music from the islands of Jamaica and Cuba.
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The music video features @xqlusiv_dancecrew, the hottest dance crew in JA right now.
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Fresh from their win at the World Reggae Dance Championship, and after featuring in my No Surrender video, Xqlusiv dancers are now in another international music video repping Jamaican dancehall, going up against traditional Cuban son, salsa and reggaeton dancers just across the water in Santiago de Cuba, the heartland of Cuban music.
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This clip was filmed by @birdimusprime on Xqlusiv’s home ground in St Thomas, Yallahs and co-produced by @zidan_xqlusiv. Also featuring @slimjayxqlusiv_official @its_pops_xqlusiv @sq_xqlusiv @hakeem_sky_xqlusiv @astii_xqlusiv_ @chucky_xqlusiv @mikhal_xqlusiv and @penny_xqlusive_queen
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Xqlusiv tshirt design by @robinclare! 🔥
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Check out the full clip on YouTube. Havana Meets Kingston available now for pre-release on iTunes and everywhere 🇨🇺🇯🇲🆙
Fresh off the press - Jamaica 🇯🇲 vs Cuba 🇨🇺! New music video from fellow Australian producer @mistasavona & the @havanameetskingston project, which brings together music from the islands of Jamaica and Cuba. ^ The music video features @xqlusiv_dancecrew, the hottest dance crew in JA right now. ^ Fresh from their win at the World Reggae Dance Championship, and after featuring in my No Surrender video, Xqlusiv dancers are now in another international music video repping Jamaican dancehall, going up against traditional Cuban son, salsa and reggaeton dancers just across the water in Santiago de Cuba, the heartland of Cuban music. ^ This clip was filmed by @birdimusprime on Xqlusiv’s home ground in St Thomas, Yallahs and co-produced by @zidan_xqlusiv. Also featuring @slimjayxqlusiv_official @its_pops_xqlusiv @sq_xqlusiv @hakeem_sky_xqlusiv @astii_xqlusiv_ @chucky_xqlusiv @mikhal_xqlusiv and @penny_xqlusive_queen ^ Xqlusiv tshirt design by @robinclare! 🔥
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Check out the full clip on YouTube. Havana Meets Kingston available now for pre-release on iTunes and everywhere 🇨🇺🇯🇲🆙