thatmanmonkz

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Biography

  • thatmanmonkz is an internationally acclaimed deejay, recording artist, producer, and also the label boss at Shadeleaf Music, SWAT, and, Hot Peas N Butter.
    You know thatmanmonkz, even if you don't know thatmanmonkz. The Sheffield producer’s MPC-driven soul inflected house style was born out the influence of the mercurial master teachers of Detroit and 90’s boom bap. His discography includes solo EP releases on acclaimed and widely respected imprints such as Delusions of Grandeur, Classic Music Company, Kolour LTD and Dirt Crew. Monkz is quite the sought-after remixer too—having reworked tracks for the likes of Amp Fiddler, Kraak & Smaak, Folamour, and Kon. He must’ve caught someone’s attention though, as Traxsource rated him the #10 deep house producer of the year in 2016/17, the year that also saw the release of his debut album Columbusing and its accompanying single hits “For Bae” and “Turn It Out (with Dave Aju)”. In addition to producing and deejaying all over the globe, thatmanmonkz also runs a couple of his own labels: the elusive and vinyl-only SWAT; and the internationally renowned Shadeleaf Music, which has seen releases and remixes from the likes of DJ Nature, Kai Alce, Damon Bell, Byron The Aquarius and thatmanmonkz himself. His recent work as part of hip hop duo Madison Washington, and as project producer for the critically acclaimed Pan Amsterdam is seeing him garner new attention from other genres within contemporary electronic music, and, the self confessed studio addict shows no signs of letting up anytime soon...
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    Selected discography

    Recent/Forthcoming original releases : thatmanmonkz - Non Zero Sum Game LP (Shadeleaf) (FORTHCOMING) thatmanmonkz w/ Ms.Fae - Them Thangs (Shadeleaf) (Aug' 19) thatmanmonkz - HPnB01 Edits (Hot Peas N Butter) (Jun' 19) thatmanmonkz " Easy, Still/Wash Good) (Shadeleaf) (May 19) Brothers On The Slide EP w/Pontchartrain (Whiskey Disco) (Apr' 19) thatmanmonkz ft. Nikki O "After Dark/Stoops" (Shadeleaf) (Mar' 19) Madison Washington - Facts LP (Def Presse) (Oct' 18) thatmanmonkz - Ooh Wee (Remixes) (Classic) (Oct' 18) Nikki O and thatmanmonkz - Gotta Believe (Shadeleaf) (Sep' 18) Pan Amsterdam - The Pocket Watch (Def Presse) (Apr' 18) thatmanmonkz ft Nikki O - Ooh Wee (Classic) (Apr' 18) thatmanmonkz - Rumblin Through Your Function (Whiskey Disco) (Feb' 18) Monkz N Simba - Boogie Down Basement Sounds Ep (GAMM) (Nov' 17) thatmanmonkz - Feels Trip To The District EP (Better Listen) (Oct' 17) thatmanmonkz,Malik Ameer,Leron Thomas - AmeriKKKan Poets(SWAT) (Aug '17) Madison Washington - Code Switchin' EP (Def Presse) (Aug '17) Nikki O / thatmanmonkz - Gotta Believe 12" (Apr' 17) thatmanmonkz - Shade Throw EP (Dirt Crew) (March '17) thatmanmonkz ft. J.Gordon - Iliketofeelyoureyes (BBE) (Aug'16) thatmanmonkz - Turn It Out/Boogie Down/For Bae EP (May'16) thatmanmonkz - Columbusing LP (Delusions Of Grandeur) (Feb'16) thatmanmonkz - Take U 2 My House/Jus Anutha Wunna Deez EP (Jan'16) thatmanmonkz - Are You Still Sleeping EP (Classic) (Jul'15) thatmanmonkz - Won Hunnid EP (Delusions Of Grandeur) (Feb'15) Art Of Tones / thatmanmonkz "So Worried/Got 2 Get 2" (Shadeleaf) (Oct'14) thatmanmonkz - To Repel Ghosts EP (Kolour LTD) (Sept'14) thatmanmonkz - Please Don't Slip... EP (Delusions Of Grandeur) (June '14) S&M - Too Much, Not Enough/Mmmm (Principal) (Apr'14) Please Come Correct EP w/Ny*Ak,Lay-Far,JBS,thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf) (Apr'14) Khalil Anthony- thatmanmonkz reworks (Shadeleaf) (Feb’14) thatmanmonkz - Burnin’ Up/Luv Goes Round N Round (Shadeleaf) (Nov'13) thatmanmonkz - Overproof 4 track EP (Tone Control Music) (June '13) S&M - In My Mind ( / £4£ 12" (Principal Records) (March '13) thatmanmonkz - The Man 4 track EP (Tone Control Music) (Nov'12)