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TNCL015D | 2013-05-28  
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 much-renowned DJ who has shared the decks with heavyweights such as Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Phil Asher, and I.G.Culture amongst 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. 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. After a hiatus which 'monkz used to experiment with new musical directions, soundtracking, and production techniques, he has been busy producing, arranging, remixing and 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.

Since his debut solo release, 'The Man' EP on Tone Control Music, and 12" from his 'S&M' project, 'Monkz has already 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 solo work, 'Ex P's' and 'S&M' projects, as well as production work for vocalists Dnae and Pete Simpson, his Fiya Station studio is a busy place to be right now, though opportunities to catch him in warehouse and basement parties are coming shortly....

All songs written by Scott Moncrieff, 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.

DJ Feedback...

"Great EP from a great homie. All the tracks bounce, "The Feeling" is my stand out jam..."

Recloose (Rush Hour/Planet E, US/NZ)

"Dope stuff from man like Monkz!"
Groove Assassin (GB)

"Right On has an "OLD" sound to it that has my head bobbing!"
Terry Hunter (T's Box, US)

"Damn, really good EP"
Manoo (FR)

"Superb stuff again...dope deep vibes!!"
James Johnston | No Matter What (UK)

"MASSIVE! 3 super slick slices of wholesome house, just the way it should be :) Hard to pick a favourite ... Full support"
Owain K (GB)

"This 2nd ep is even better...loved the 1st and loving the 2nd! Respect"
Fabio Genito (IT)

"Nice EP! Love the chords in 'The Feeling'"
Sean McCabe (GB)

"Excellent ep, nice production."
Craig Smith | 6th Borough Project (GB)

"Excellent deep-soulful vibes!! thank you!!"
Souldynamic (IT)

"The Feeling Is a sleeping banger, It'll take the so called eccentric to get this but once it sets in, it'll blow there minds. Hot Shit Here"
Glenn Underground (US)

"Its another amazing ep, really fresh to the ears!!"

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