Hello and welcome to my humble Phat Monkey homepage hailing from Wales in the United Kingdom. I have been producing music for a long time under various guises which includes ghost writing for other people. In the distant past I have also been involved on the Dj side of things and decided a couple of years ago to begin the annual mix series Ibiza Beach Bar Grooveswhich was made available via Beatport, unfortunately as of December 2017 Beatport no longer support DJ mixes but we are exploring other avenues to bring this popular series back. On the flip side you can expect new music from me in the near future under my moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ which will most likely be of the Tech / Deep House genre. I do not like being held down by any one specific genre of music but I am trying to focus on a clear direction for the ‘Phat Monkey’ moniker. Growing up with such a diverse musical talent around me I developed a taste and respect for all genres of awesome music. If you have any questions feel free to ask me, I am nobody special, just a normal humble approachable laid back guy on a journey through life same as you. All that is left for me to say now is peace love and respect, may your journey lead you to your chosen destination xXx
02/07/2018)Today is my birthday and to celebrate I have uploaded a hard house set I did on vinyl back in 2002! You can access the mix on my ‘Club Monkey’ page…..25/06/2018) ‘Club Monkey’ page added, here you can listen to over a decade and more of Phat Monkey’s DJ sets previously known as DJ Rise….15/06/2018)Phat Monkey confirms he is working on chemical industrial techno driven sounds within the breaks genre and is scouting vocal talent for the project, think the prodigy with bite29/05/2018)‘Music Video’ page added currently showcasing an unreleased version of his released track ‘Lost Inside My World’ under his moniker ‘Ryan Anthony’ ft Danny Claire and for this exclusive version featuring US rapper HD Flat. The original version of the song released on UK’s top label ‘Alter Ego’ and was one of the first songs to feature on their side label ‘Tranquil State’ along side several awesome talented artist. The track also featured in last summers album ‘5 Years Of Tranquil State’ and has featured on several chillout DJ sets including Ibiza 24/7.
Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves originally featured on BeatPort with overwhelming support, volume one reached mix chart position 8 followed by volume two at 4. By the time volume two came about Phat Monkey had teamed up with Alta an Ibiza resident to ensure his mix was as authentic as possible and the union proved to be a success propelling relatively unknown Phat Monkey to the top of the mix charts. In November 2017 volume 3 was planed to release but unfortunately rumours were emerging that BeatPort were ending the sales of DJ mixes. We decided to hold on for an official statement and by December 2017 this was made clear to us by BeatPort that DJ mixes would end on the 18th of December. Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves is not over, simply paused for now until we can think of another way to deliver this series to you the awesome fans of Ibiza….
Over the years I have been producing music under various guises such asRyan Anthonyfor TV, video promotions, documentary films and more, I also released some music both independently and on respected labels. Over the last few years I have been busy mixing and mastering other music artist as well as tutoring and in doing so put myself on the back foot. I am now expanding the moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ to include new music under that name, check the news section of this site for the latest….Ryan Anthony (Phat Monkey) also features on the Album ‘5 Years Of Tranquil State’ by one of the industries top record labels ‘Alter Ego Records’…..
Released Version Available At Beatport: HEREAlso Featuring On The ‘5 Years Of Tranquil State’ album: HERE
Spend over one hour and a half with Ryan Anthony in his small home studio in South West Wales and learn the basics of music production techniques in your DAW saving you time and potentially lots of money in the process. You will learn how to set up a session, the basics of compression, eq, learn reverb techniques, setting up buses and parallel compression, learn which music software and other equipment you may require to suit your genre of music that will save you hundreds of pounds, let’s get you started on the right path! Although Ryan uses Pro Tools 12 the same logic applies to all major DAW (Digital Audio Work Station), Ryan has been involved in music one way or another since 1998, he holds over six distinctions in music and a twelve year veteran of the professional industry standard Pro Tools. You can be assured that this ninety minute crash course will be beneficial to you if you are starting out.To request a booking or more information please: EMAIL - TEMP CLOSED WORKING ON NEW PROJECTAll bookings will be subject to a non refundable deposit of £20Courses run between 12:30pm - 4:30pm | Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday| Other days may be available on request