WELCOME TO PHAT MONKEYHello and welcome to my humble Phat Monkey homepage, I come from Wales in the United Kingdom, I have been producing music for a long time under various guises and over the years I have also been involved in the Dj side of things. I began the annual mix series Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves a while ago and will be continuing the mix series while also dabbling on the production side of things. You can expect new boom digi boom music in the near future under my moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ specifically chilled euphoric Trance and possibly other flavours. Personally I do not like being held down by any one specific genre of music, growing up with such a diverse musical talent around me I developed a taste and respect for all awesome genres of 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
IBIZA BEACH BAR GROOVESThe mix series was born from friends going on holiday to Ibiza and other places around the globe and loved the music but could not get hold of what they may have heard or in some cases did not know what they were looking for. I used to DJ between the years 1998 - 2006 and never truly gave it up, over the years I have continuously created mixes mainly at my own expense for others. Few years ago Beatport opened the doors to Djs and their mixes giving them more of an incentive to do so by earning from sales, this was great for people like myself that would only buy music for the mix and set the music aside after as it becomes expensive over time. I then began the Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves series and could not believe the response it received, volume one (2015) reached Beatport House mix charts at position eight followed by volume two (2016) at position fourteen and as of August 9th 2017 after re-entering the mix charts it reached chart position four. By the time volume two came about I had teamed up with Alta an Ibiza resident that had access to which songs were being played on the party island, together we worked on volume two ensuring the mix was as legitimate as possible for the Ibiza fan base. On Twitter several Ibiza bars and companies shared our mix online which also gave us a little boost which we are grateful for. Volume three was planed for late 2017 but rumours of Beatport making the decision to remove DJ mixes were circulating and we decided to hold off until we knew more. These rumours have now been confirmed and Beatport will be ending sales for DJ mixes on December 18th 2017, we hope this will not be the end to the awesome mix series made possible by you guys, we hope to find a new home for the series in the near future and possibly using other Djs!
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THINGS THAT GO BOOM BOOMOver 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, but the truth is I have completely separated myself from my past with a clean slate as moniker ‘Phat Monkey’. Over the last few years I have been busy mixing and mastering other artist music as well as tutoring on the side and in doing so put myself on the back foot. I began producing house music under the new moniker but could not help the feeling I was being influenced by outside forces and not being true to myself, I have decided to follow my instinct and go the chilled euphoric vocal Trance route but with an unique difference. I am working on a vocally driven chilled uplifting Trance featuring real drums but with the tightness of their electronic counterpart, code name ‘Project Osiris’ will come to the table in early 2018.Below is a video of a house track I was working on but just couldn’t bring myself to finish it as It just did not feel like me, I have had producers say to me this could be a hit if I did this and that and work with him or her, but to be honest I feel too old for that, so for now the song is put back on the shelf…..
MUSIC PRODUCTION TUTORIALS BY ALEX SOLANOBelow I have some awesome music production tutorials for you by the awesome Alex Solano, tutor, producer, mixing and mastering engineer. If you want to truly learn from some of the best in the industry then I cant recommend Alex enough, he is a great guy and knows what he is talking about. If you are serious about producing music and feel lost starting out then Alex offers some awesome online classes for you to participate and learn.Simply click the video you wish to watch linked to YouTubewww.pulsatingwaves.com
Spend 90 Mins With Phat Monkey £60Spend over one hour and a half with Ryan Anthony in his small home studio in Cardigan 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 what 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: EMAILAll 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