Hello 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 choons from me in the near future under my moniker Phat Monkey. 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
Ryan is currently working on a song titled ‘NaNaNa’ a fun sing along pop rock with a hint of reggae.The moniker Phat Monkey was created to be a fun character so expect that reflected in the music. Currently looking for vocalist for the song, must be between the age of 21-30.“Today I had the pleasure of meeting the infamous ‘Phat Monkey’ himself in his small studio, he booted up Pro Tools and played a demo of his latest project ‘NaNaNa’ in it’s early production stage and I have to say this guy is nothing short of pure talent, being able to mimic the play style of real instrumentalist using his synthesizer is no easy task to do and he accomplishes it flawlessly. I am really impressed with his track simply described as a fusion of reggae and rock and it may seem odd on paper but it works, the guy is a genius, hope he finds vocal talent to justify this awesome production!!”Mike Steed
Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves originaly featured and sold on BeatPort with good success, volume one reached mix chart position 8. By the time volume two came about Phat Monkey had teamed up with Alta an Ibiza resident to enure his mixes was as authentic as possible, with this union volume 2 was released and shot to house mix chart position 4. In Novemember 2017 volume 3 was planed to release but unfortunetly rumours were emerging that BeatPort were ending the sales of DJ mixes. We decided to hold on for an official statment and by December 2017 this was made clear to us by BeatPort that DJ mixes would end on the 18th of December. Volume one and two as well as other mixes by Phat Monkey can still be accessed on MixCloud, the popular ‘Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves’ series will hopefully continue in the new year….
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 back on track and currently producing “A Thousand People” an electronic pop vocally driven commercial track, will be looking for a vocalist for the track once it is 80% complete featuring Phat Monkey. More info on this will be provided soon as the track nears a quality resembling a decent demo.
Spend 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