Monki is a underground tastemaker championing new electronic talent on her Radio 1 & 1Xtra slot.
She grew up listening to a wide selection of music – her Mum’s Ibiza tunes, her Uncle’s hip-hop and garage tapes, the dubstep and grime pirates around her London home. Monki’s box-fresh bass music inspired sets include everything from piano house rave stabs to skeleton shattering bass.
She was signed to Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust roster in 2012, but soon singled out for her own slot.
Monki is a resident on Annie Mac’s touring club night “AMP” and a fixture behind the decks at clubs and festivals all over the UK and Europe. 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.
Monki’s radio show is all about extending that weekend feeling on what, for many, is the worst day of the week!
Regular fixtures to help do just that include the ‘Lights On Mix’, music from that moment when the club is closing but no-one wants to leave and the Afterparty playlist, a collection of classic and new down-tempo tracks that you’d stick on after a long night at the rave.
Catch Monki every Sunday night into Monday morning on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra 1am - 4am.