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Monkey Maffia - Secular Earth Disk

Good things take time – ideally, including a great deal of oomph. At least when it concerns new tracks from within Monkey Maffia’s inner circle. It has been four whole years since we received the momentary last piece of the...more


In the meantime, a remix was released here and a track was presented there, but now we may once again enjoy a full load of Monkey Maffia. And on top of that the now 75th release of Freude am Tanzen!
Monkey Maffia is personally providing the soundtrack for this ceremonial occasion. His tracks continually supply tremendous amounts of oomph to parties as well as loads of gravity and funk. After all, as an experienced DJ he simply knows what an awesome night looks like – a straight bass drum fractured while simultaneously amplified with infinitely warm synths. On one track, bass and percussion are throwing all our worries overboard, on the next one pads and vocals are shimmering to the bet. Whatever may happen, it can be said with utmost certainty that it will never become boring on either secular flat earth.

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Monkey Maffia interview and new mix

Only in german but if you can read this, you will find interesting views and attitudes from Monkey Maffia alias Sören Bidner. Thanks to ashorecast!more


Monkey Maffia at Sorradio

Sexy Maffia, Wighnomy Brothers, Letfield? The year 2016 was full of emotions. Sören tokk some space and visited the guys from Solid Rotation at the radio studio. The result is an great mix and interview.more


Sexy Maffia, Wighnomy Brothers, Letfield? The year 2016 was full of emotions. Sören took some space and visited the guys from Solid Rotation at the radio studio. The result is an great mix and interview.



The most club swarms usually receive Sören Bodner aka Monkey Maffia as half of the DJ-duo, which for 17 years brought the most eclectic exaltations to the dancers of the world. The Wighnom-y-lotion of classy techno is History!

One is the magic number, 2x - a man to a twin-sized bed is the custom. As an operator of the Freude am Tanzen/Musikkrause workshop and record store founder (Fatplastics) he loves the luminosity of the coarse and fevered dance music in every cubic centimeter of his soul. Vinyl is his daily bread, what pumps in his veins. Monkey belongs to the early 90’s as one of the tireless torch carriers whom bass drums provided the pace for his free spirit - SidekicThe most clubk abstract. Peppered with a grotesque, lovely madness with a wink of the eye included.

Essentially he is an anarchistic selector with a sharp sense for the particular and distinguished note of a genre which has no name. Drilling through with his genre straddling style the borders of house and techno. Thereby he detected the often strict formalism of many a dance floor with a joyful stringency for surprise pickled with intensity with a dash of dramatics. Sounds seasoned as a real beat cuisine. Sometimes he seduces soft and sensitive – allowing the soul of this millennium to come on, and then he comes with a slap on the posterior.


Monkey Maffia - A real cosmopolitan with a deep love for his home, a gentleman in a bear suit, and a free thinker as opposed to a drone is known as one of the most creative distribution centers of electronic music. Explosiveness bound together with a deepness as his modus operandi. Tirelessly he spins on the controllers as if they were wheels, thereby a determined focus on the dance floor is brought forth which is then unfolded. With an ardor, the warmth can be heard as a thread through his interpreted design majesty. A richness of ideas yes, obsessive compulsive no – here the life is lived, not compelled!


Monkey Maffia

Selected and mixed

Just in time for the week we proudly present our new episode by Monkey Maffia. He pampers us with elaborated beats and nimble rhythms. Enjoy!

Artist Dates

Monkey Maffia
Fri 16.03.2018 Thaibreak Festival, Seavana Resort, Koh Mak
Sun 18.03.2018 Thaibreak Festival, Thaibreak, Koh Rayang
Thu 22.03.2018 Thaibreak Festival, Riverside, Koh Mak
Fri 23.03.2018 Thaibreak Festival, Cloud 7 / Beach, Koh Mak
Mon 26.03.2018 Thaibreak Festival, School Party @ Talay , Koh Mak
Sat 21.04.2018 Fatplastics Nacht, Kassablanca, Jena
Mon 30.04.2018 Wighnomy Brothers, Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg
Sat 12.05.2018 Distillery , Leipzig
Fri 01.06.2018 Open Air, Ipse, Berlin
Sat 23.06.2018 Absolution, Kloster Anrode, Anrode
Sat 14.07.2018 FAT Sommerfest, Kassablanca, Jena
Fri 10.08.2018 Sonne Mond Sterne Festival, Saalburg


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Monkey Maffia Releases & Remixes

FAT 075

Monkey Maffia

Secular Earth Disk

Fatplastics 13

Various Artists

Fatplastics 13

FAT 068-1

Various Artists

FAT SIX10 Compilation Ed. 1


Various Artists


FAT -zig 010

Various Artists

Freude am Tanzen Picknick

FAT 064

Monkey Maffia


FAT 056

Monkey Maffia


FATcias 001

Various Artists

Muchas Fatcias


Various Artists

FAT5zig Compilation

FAT 050-1

Various Artists

Freude am Tanzen 5ZIG 1

FAT 049

Monkey Maffia

Monkey Maffia Music Club

Auf dem Nachtdigital 2011

FAT5zig zu Besuch bei Monkey Maffia