Sheffield's Scott 'thatmanmonkz' Moncrieff cut his studio chops living with Ross Orton, producer of Arctic Monkeys and M.I.A, before going on to form Small Arms Fiya with Radio 1 mainstay Toddla T. Remixing the likes of Nubian Minds, Roots Manuva and Mark Rae, 'monkz has since branched out alone, gaining plenty of support.
His second EP for Tone Control Music drops soon, a blend of soulful boogie and Afro and UK house, and having played alongside the likes of Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Phil Asher and Recloose, and guested on stations like Rinse FM, he dropped up this solid selection of percussive bruk house gems, including tracks from Osunlade, Ossie and Afefe Iku.
1. Rhythm and Sound ft. Bobbo Shanti - Poor People Must Work (Carl Craig Remix) (Burial Mix)
2. Milky Thee Soul - Blessings (Rstlss Trx)
3. thatmanmarvinspeaks.... (no label)
4. Ron Trent - Blood and Fire (Electric Blue)
5. thatmanmonkz ft. Pete Simpson - The Feeling (Tone Control)
6. Osunlade - Cantos a Ochun et oya (Juan valentine Re-Edit) (Yoruba)
7. O & A - Rare Groove (Extended Edit) (Front Room)
8. Joy Orbison - Donell (White)
9. Ossie ft. Tillz - Ignore You (Yes I Did) (Hyperdub)
10. Marc Evans - Reach Out 4 Love (Karizma Dub) (Defected)
11. Afefe Iku - Mirror Dance (Yoruba)
12. Prince - Wanna Be Your Lover (Dimitri From Paris Edit) (White)