Tigermonkey Artist Biography

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Name: Tigermonkey
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Last.fm url: https://www.last.fm/music/Tigermonkey
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Popular Tags: indie, hip hop, under 2000 listeners, trap, moombahton,

Published/Updated: 14 Jan 2013, 01:43

Biography: New kids on the block, Tigermonkey is comprised of vocalist Madeleine Dunbar and producer/vocalist Guy Katsav. Their high-octane, fun, cross-genre music is a striking combination of bouncy African rhythm, Middle-Eastern percussive beats, electric guitars and catchy vocal hooks.
“We’re developing a style we call ‘Gangsta-Nerd’, which is basically a non hypster Indie / hip hop clash with touches of Trap music and Moombahton. Turning life on its head, we address everyday issues through fat beats and comedic finesse“
In December 2012, Tigermonkey teamed up with double gold medal Olympian, Mo Farah to create ‘Do The Mobot’. The track was their first single released by EMI and the official sound to Mo Farah’s new dance craze aiming to raise awareness and funds for the Mo Farah Foundation, an organization providing aid to children in East Africa.
Guest stars in the video include Tom Daley, Example, Jack Whitehall, Joey Essex, Sam Faiers, James Corden, Jermain Defoe, David Haye, Boris Johnson and many more. The band is due to release more material in the new year and are working towards the completion of their debut album in 2013 featuring notable UK musicians such as Sway, Foreign Beggars, Man Like Me, Gypsy Hill, Killa Kela and Bluey Robinson.
Tigermonkey's unlikely yet perfect pairing was the result of a chance encounter with Jonny Like (Man Like Me) on a N29 bus in Camden. Having complained that it is hard to find a mind-blowing female rap artist, Guy was put in touch with Madeleine and the pair immediately started working together.
Madeleine is a talented writer and vocalist with a burning passion for late 80s and 90s Hip Hop/Pop. Amalgamating these abilities, she continues to develop herself as a skilled and worldly rap artist. Both comedic and naughty, Madeleine manages to harness the levels of charming cheek to a degree bound to make you melt regardless of whatever venomous verse she is spitting. Not to mention, her unyielding sex appeal and bad boy taste in trainers!
Guy has been jumping in the puddles of the London music scene and making a splash since moving to the city in the early 2000’s. Having previously worked with a selection of well-established artists such as Laura Marling, David Guetta and The Streets, Guy has tapped into many genres. When tuned into hip-hop, he made the sharp shift from guitar music to corpulent beats. With this transition, Guy started experimenting and developed his own unique sounds and lyrics, resulting in a strange animal hybrid, by the name of Tigermonkey.
The London based duo have been showcasing their unique energy, and took to stages across Europe and haven't stopped since. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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