U.K. producer Monki grew up listening to the Chemical Brother, Prodigy and 808 State, with this head start on rave music no doubt fueling her current career as a producer and dance world tastemaker. She’s played such revered clubs as fabric and Plastic People, has a slot hosting on Radio 1, has released on Defected and Jamie Jones’ Hottrax, as well as her own label, & Friends.
It’s from this imprint that the latest Monki track, “Queen Of Hearts,” emanates. The seven minute house heater really lifts off with the sinewy, ’80s-inspired melodic synth, which should do well in raising your heart rate whether you’re running, dancing or just aggressively tapping your feet. And in regards to physical activity, the artist born Lucy Monkman, is also a current player for London’s Dulwich Hamlet F.C. Ladies soccer team, having also worked on projects with the Women’s World Cup, Adidas, Nike and more.