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, expect new music under my moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ within various genre flavours from electronic such as House to chilled vibes. I do not like being held down by any one specific genre of music, growing up with a diverse musical family with various flavours in music you develop a taste for many 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
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! We are a little surprised to say the least how a mix can re-enter the charts but we suspect people going and coming back from holiday have helped with this anomaly, thank you! 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.
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THINGS THAT GO BOOM BOOMOver the years I have been producing music under various guises such as Ryan Anthony for 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 hence the new moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ was born. At first I thought about creating Phat Monkey just for the Ibiza mixes but once a music producer always a music producer. I began thinking of music that would compliment such a fun spontaneous character, with that said I began producing a vocal House track drawing influences from Deep House and maybe touching on Garage and all that magical feel good boomage. I am always open for collaboration with anyone that takes themselves seriously and if you think that is you then please hit me up, use the contact link on the navigation. Below is a video of one of the songs I am currently working on right now, it is in the early production stages which means things may change but the basic foundation is there to work upon, the demo snippet begins with the chorus leading into a verse.
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
One Hour With Phat Monkey £50Spend over one hour with Ryan Anthony in his small home studio in Cardigan South West Wales and learn the basics of music production techniques using Pro Tools 12, 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 and much more to 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). Holding over six distinctions in music Ryan has been involved with music one way or another since 1999 and you can be assured that this 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 £15Courses run between 1pm - 4pm | Thursday-Friday-Saturday | Other days may be available on request