Reggae, Dub, Ticino
– “RHYTHM, MESSAGE AND UNITY: THAT’S ARE THE MEDICINES OF THE WISE MONKEY…”
Deeply rooted into reggae and dub music and strongly influenced by...Read Biography
“RHYTHM, MESSAGE AND UNITY: THAT’S ARE THE MEDICINES OF THE WISE MONKEY…”
Deeply rooted into reggae and dub music and strongly influenced by hip hop, electronic and black music, the sound of Wise Monkey Lab is an original and unique mixture, sometimes groovy and punchy, sometimes slow and full of surrounding sounds.
Their music genre can be defined as eDm (= electronic DUB / DANCEHALL music).
Wise Monkey Lab was born from the combination of two bands based in the south of Switzerland:
- Zona Sun - first reggae band ever in Ticino region with 15 years of experience;
- Sun Over Waves - younger but already skilled and more oriented to electronic music.
Tom Siddh (vocalist, composer and keyboard player), Jacques Shamano (bass player, producer and sound engineer) and Jamike (vocalist, producer and illustrator) are the core trio of the project.
When they met in 2017, they soon realized that cooperation could be the right way to push their creativity forward.
On the studio side, they act as a team to create their own sound, sometimes working with other musicians to add additional flavors to the productions. On the stage side, Wise Monkey Lab is a modular collective intended to perform their songs in live, spread the vibes and set small as big venues on fire.
Finally, Wise Monkey Lab isn’t just a band or a label, it is more like a laboratory, indeed. The music products are also followed by an original comics series of the Wise Monkey's universe, which is one of the additional contents and dimensions of the art developed by the trio taking place in his laboratory.
Thanks for your time and attention, we hope that you'll catch the Monkey mood and feel the passion.