Monkey Marc

Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band? I'm Monkey Marc, an electronic producer from Melbourne. I'm currently working on a project with reggae and dancehall artists from Jamaica.
What do you reckon people will say you sound like? VICE described my music as channelling the spirit of punk, original dubstep, Public Enemy, modern beats and electronic culture, and the heaviest of Jamaican riddims all at once. Now add to that mix a killer lineup of Jamaican vocalists.
What do you love about making music? Seeing my music rock dancefloors on big sound systems from Brazil to outback Australia.
What inspires your music most? The groundbreaking experimentation of Jamaican dub artists from the ‘70s such as King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry and Scientist. Their renegade approach to production still inspires me to keep breaking boundaries and make progressive music.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be? I’d show my solar-powered recording studio to King Tubby, and get him to rebuild my mixing desk.
What can a punter expect from your live show?  I perform a live electronic set, reworking my bass-heavy hip hop, reggae and dub productions live on stage with an MPC3000, samplers and effects units including a Jahtari-customised Monotron. You'll hear a lot of new tracks and dubplates from my upcoming collabs with Jamaican artists from Turbulence to Ninjaman.

Monkey Marc will perform at Horse Bazaar on Saturday February 24, with Vida Sunshyne and support from selectors from Foundation Sound, 90 Degree Sound, Adrians Wall and Housewife's Choice.