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Monki Interview



Starting off on the UK’s undisputed number one underground radio Station Rinse FM, Monki has quickly progressed onto being on Radio 1’s In New DJs with Trust, and with the support of Annie Mac she is set to continue in this role.  Her own imprint Zoo Music is constantly growing and helping to bring together some great young artists from a diverse range of British sounds.  Monki’s just as at home behind the decks as on the radio, so it was a natural move for her to begin working on her own productions.  Here’s a few words from the hottest female on radio at the moment.

What’s the best thing about being part of the Radio 1 family, and how did getting your own show on Radio 1 come about?

It’s cool, I love the atmosphere at the studios because it’s not just Radio 1. The building is huge it has BBC News there and all sorts, we’re on the top floor so we get this amazing view of London as well. I remember getting the phone call, I just got dropped off at the airport and was struggling with my luggage and I got a call and they said,” We want you to do In New DJs”.. I think my reply was something like,” Fuck, shit, wow that’s amazing!” I was pretty much gobsmacked my whole holiday.

Top 3 nights you’ve played at in the UK?
Annie Mac Presents
Shadow City

What festivals can we catch you at this summer?
Oof, quite a few I’m pleased to say! Love Saves The Day, Wakestock, Parklife, Lovebox, Boardmasters, Creamfields.. I’m not sure if I can tell you about the others yet because the line ups haven’t been announced. But it’s going to be a very fun summer!

5 producers you have your eye on at the moment?
Baxta, I think this guy is very underrated and has such a unique sound. I’ll be releasing his next EP on my imprint Zoo Music.

Any future projects you want to tell us about?

I’m teaming up with Red Bull to create a collaborative Monki & Friends EP, which we’ll be producing in there studios and documenting throughout the two weeks. At the end we’ll be giving it out for free and hopefully throwing a party with everyone involved. I don’t want to give away too much just yet but I’ll be telling all very soon!

Listen to her Love Saves the Day mix here: