Melbourne-based electronic producer Monkey Marc writes sonically rugged, politically charged music in his solar-powered studio by day, and plays it on his solar-powered soundsystem by night.
His sound has been likened to Prince Paul meets King Tubby with the bass turned up: hip hop meets dub and future bass. Monkey Marc’s production ranges from instrumental hip hop to dub-infused bass music and digital reggae. His influences range from an eclectic mix of world music to heavy dub basslines and boom bap style hip hop beats.Monkey Marc has produced music for artists including Roots Manuva, Soom T and YT, as well as being known as the mastermind behind political hip hop group Combat Wombat.
Monkey Marc has released on labels including Big Dada/Ninja Tune (UK), Jahtari (Germany), Elefant Traks (Australia), Renegade Masters (UK), Ya Basta (France), No Fridge (France) and Omelette Records (Australia).
Alongside Monkey will be the enigmatic Vida Sunshyne has come to establish herself as a highly recognized international and local cultural identity and is a fine example of current first generation Ghanaian/Australian talent.
Known for her explosive stage presence and unmatched ability as a singer and Female Emcee she is a true reflection of talent and genre defining musical culture. She has become the go to artist for collaborations, featuring on the albums of such artists as Thundamentals, Astronomy Class, Chasm, Mista Savona, Bingethinkers, Killa Queens, Illzilla, Mind over Matter and Sizzla Kalonji. Her track ‘By the Way’ was also featured on the B side of Burro Banton’s 7 inch single ‘Clean Air Clean Country’.