Youtube Surfing: Monki

For our first ‘YouTube Surfing’ outing of the year we invite Rinse FM DJ, Monki.

As well as her well-respected weekly radio show, Monki has set up a label of her own, Zoo Music, and is slowly creeping into the realms of production herself. This feature shows the variation of her taste, a theme that runs through her output as a radio host, club DJ and will undoubtedly do so via her label.

Included in her ten choices is a forthcoming Zoo Music track, TOYC & Zulu‘s ‘Needs To Be Said,’ a classic from the late Etta James, and an on-point selection of house, funky and garage.

1. Etta James – ‘At Last’

“In no particular order, At Last is one of my favourite songs ever. I played it at my mate’s wedding this summer, danced to it in New York… lots of good times to this!”

2. TOYC & Zulu – ‘Needs to be said’


3. Jessie Ware – ‘110%’

“Driving to a gig at night, this always comes on.”

4. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Ice Viper’

“Still love this jam.”

5. Mele – ‘Beamer’

“Wait for the donk.”

6. Nneka – ‘Shining Star (Joe Goddard Remix)’

“One for summer and the backgarden BBQs.”

7. Sinden – ‘Keep It 1000 (Duke Dumont Remix)’

“I like the original just as much, but this is the one I’ve been playing on the show most.”

8. Layo & Bushwacka! – ‘Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix)’

“I’ve been looking for the vocal mix of this forever… I still don’t have it.”

9. Infinity Ink – ‘Infinity’


10. Schlachthofbronx – ‘Chambacu’

“CHAMBACU! Carnival vibes. Don’t let the video scare you!”

The first release on Monki’s Zoo Music, the ‘Needs To Be Said’ EP is out today, Monday June 11.