Monki is an underground tastemaker championing new electronic talent on her Radio 1/ 1Xtra slot and digital imprint Zoo Music. Monki’s box-fresh bass music inspired sets include everything from piano house rave stabs to skeleton shattering bass. Monki started her radio career in Tolworth at a work experience placement with revolutionary free love and 60s pirate station Radio Jackie. It was during her placement that she scored an internship working for underground vanguard Rinse FM. After a year of making tea and fetching Nandos at the then pirate station, Rinse founder Geeneus offered her the Thursday morning slot. Monki’s technical mixes, tune selection and on air good vibes resulted in her being promoted to the enviable 4pm – 6pm (GMT) Saturday slot. After 4 years at Rinse, Monki was snapped up by Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust and now has her own show Monday nights 10pm – 1am (GMT) on 1xtra and Sunday nights into Monday mornings 1-4am on Radio 1.
As a radio DJ catering for the best new dance music, Monki’s inundated with quality unsigned tracks. In 2012 she set up her digital label Zoo Music and continues to release music from some of her favourite new producers. The steadily growing roster includes releases by: Zulu, Baxta & Meleka, TOYC, TIEKS, Applebottom and Kalyde. Monki forged forces with Red Bull Studios London to create the free downloadable EP ‘Monki & Friends EP’ with label buddies and artists Joe Goddard, Melé My Nu Leng, Shadow Child, Karma Kid, Friend Within, Novelist, SG Lewis and Zak Abel to name but a few. As well as running her own touring club night under the same name Monki is also resident DJ for Annie Mac’s critically acclaimed club night AMP