Listen: Monkey Mafia – ‘Royal Ascot’
Nice Up! present their first release of 2012 from none other than the legendary Monkey Mafia, aka Jon Carter and friends.
One of the DJs and producers at the heart of the big beat explosion of the mid 90s, Jon Carter’s musical history reaches much further back.
It is of course his antics at the seminal Heavenly Social alongside fellow residents the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim that Carter is perhaps best known for.
Featuring longtime collaborator Doug’e Reuben, ‘Royal Ascot’ is a dark and dirty electro-bashment banger, with a bouncy reggae rework from Bristol’s rising star Mr Benn, a slo-mo house trip from Arveene & Misk and a drum & bass infused Desert Orchid remix from Mr Carter himself.
Monkey Mafia “Royal Ascot”
7” vinyl & Digital Download via Cargo Distribution
Released 13th February
Monkey Mafia play live at the Paradise, Kilburn Lane, London W10 on Friday 3rd February.
Support from DJ Ashley Beedle. £4 after 10pm, or hit back for guestlist.
‘Royal Ascot’ launch party on Friday 10th February at Big Chill House, Kings Cross, London
with Monkey Mafia Soundsystem, Ragga Twins (LIVE), DJ Shepdog & Turntable Dubbers.