Audio preview coming soon. Release Date: 10 March 2014
Tone Control Music return to your ears with a collaboration from electronic deep house producer, Tomson and soul songstress, Fyza. Determined lyrics, and analogue chords cruise along live bass in a future boogie styled original, while Tomson provides house-heads a darker dance floor version in his self styled dub. Zed Bias engineered the recording, and Matthew Bandy set the faders right, to make this 16th, all original, Tone Control Music release.
Tomson is most notably known for his work on Freerange, Huddtraxx, Morris Audio, Kolour, Illusion, Urban Torque and his own we_ctrl label among many others. In a relatively short career, his productions have received support from DJ’s such as Josh Wink, Laurent Garnier, Deetron, Paul Woolford and BBC Radio 1′s Mosca. As a resident DJ at Manchester’s infamous Development parties, Tomson played alongside luminaries such as Masters at Work, Ron Trent, Lil’ Louis, Danny Krivit, Kerri Chandler, Dixon, Larry Heard and many others. Taking his influences in equal measure from soul and hip hop as deep house and techno, Tomson’s music comfortably morphs together inspirations old and new.
Singer, songwriter, vocal producer and make-up artist, Fyza is a truly multi-talented creative. Fyza has been established as a UK soul artist in her own right, releasing a consistent flow of music since the 90’s, with underground hits such as “Poetical Love”. Moving into House music circles in recent years, Fyza has worked with producers such as Zed Bias (as Phuturistix), DJ Kawasaki (Kyoto Jazz Massive, EMI Japan), and Phil Asher for his singles “Look at What We’ve Done” (Archive) and “Take Me Away” (Mn2s). Fyza writes and produces vocals for several up and coming artists on both sides of the Atlantic, and has worked with The Black Opera in Detroit.
At the end of June, we had a right ‘ol knees up at Manchester’s brilliant Boogizm party – i got to play to loads of soul and boogie, and they loved it. It was special – Big love to Tom, Chris and all the Boogizm party people!
I recorded a mix for them before we went up there – so give it a listen for some old soulful vibes and lefty deep house…
Music from David McCallum, The Dells, Erykah Badu, Amel Larrieux, Lion Babe, Les Sins, Carlos Nilmmns, Alex Barck, Suitdancer, DeeJay Kul, Medlar, Randee Jean, Deadly Sins, MCDE and Romanthony
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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.
Tone Control Music proudly introduces thatmanmonkz 2nd EP, Overproof. This follow up to debut 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 vocalist 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 renowned DJ who has shared the decks with heavyweights Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Phil Asher, Recloose and I.G. Culture among 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 which included Jersey Street, Nubian Minds, Roots Manuva, Domu, Mark Rae, The Elektrons and Lo Tek Hi Fi. 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. Since Small Arms Fiya, ‘monkz has experimented with new musical directions, sound tracking and production techniques. He is now busy producing, arranging, remixing and DJing – headlining Sheffield’s infamous Kabal Warehouse Party, Cargo, City Fly, M.I.S. and other events and residencies. ‘monkz has recorded guest mixes for Rinse FM, Deeper Shades of House and RTE Pulse among many other shows and stations.
Since his debut solo release, ‘The Man’ EP on Tone Control Music, and a 12’ from his ‘S & M’ project, ‘Monkz has garnered some high profile attention, including BBC Radio 1 plays and DJ support from Ashley Beadle, DJ Spinna, Rainer Truby, Deetron, Jimpster, Laurent Garnier, as well as record of the week at Piccadilly Records.
All songs written by Scott Moncrief, 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. (P) & (C) 2013 Tone Control Music
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)