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Graveidggaz – 1-800-Suicide (JChan Monkey Remix)

Samples from Monkey King Conquers Demon. Continue reading

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Big Pun ftg Fat Joe, Armageddon and Raekwon – Firewater (JChan Turkish Monkey Freakout Remix)

Lyrical firewater by a quartet of heavyweights – I copped the samples from a Turkish funk song (of unknown origin) and xylophone and bells from “Monkey vs White Boned Demon.” Continue reading

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Heaven’s Grate

I quite like this one – made on Reactable with samples from Da Nao Tian Gong ( 大闹天宫,”Havoc in Heaven”) – classic 1965 cartoon that’s the second in the Monkey King trilogy from the Shanghai Animation Studio. Continue reading

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Monkey Mashup – Sun Wukong Remixed 1: Black Sabbath vs 猪八戒

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Like most kids growing up in a Chinese household, I was introduced to the story of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) from Journey to the West at an early age. Nearly 40 years later, I still think it’s a fantastic story and fondly recall reading Arthur Waley‘s English translation and watching the excellent Shanghai Film Studio cartoons as a kid.

My daughter is a fan as well and has watched ‘The Monkey King Conquers the Demon‘ (金猴降妖) – the third installment of the Shanghai Film Studio series – at least a few dozen times. I still enjoy it as well, primarily for its distinct soundtrack, composed by Hou Jiakang and Yu Miaoying, which is filled with eerie violins, creepy chimes, haunting harp sequences and awesome analogue sound effects – all very reminiscent of Polish Jazz composer Krzysztof Komeda‘s soundtracks for Roman Polanski films.

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