Rasta warriors Turbulence, Blvk H3ro and militant songstress Yeza have teamed up with Australian superproducer Monkey Marc on this powerful collab, along with fellow Australian Mista Savona on keys. Bringing reggae back to its revolutionary roots.
Inspired by Australian cult classic Mad Max: The Road Warrior, the video leaves the desolate Australian desert and travels across the seas to Jamaica, where a band of renegades are taking over an abandoned British fortress in Port Royal, the infamous Caribbean pirate port.
The video was shot by acclaimed filmmaker 300K, hailed by Billboard as “one of Jamaica’s most in-demand music video directors ».
This track goes out to all the visionaries who take risks, the people reclaiming their power and the real warriors on this mission. Spread the Rebel Code to renegades around the planet!
Rebel Code is from Monkey Marc’s groundbreaking new album Vital Sound (2020).
Sign up to Monkey Marc’s mailing list: www.monkeymarc.org/rebel-code
Vital Sound album free download: https://monkeymarc.bandcamp.com/
Stream Rebel Code: https://fanlink.to/RebelCode
Stream Vital Sound: https://ingroov.es/vital-sound
Watch Vital Sound (2020): https://bit.ly/VitalSoundPlaylist
Directed by 300k.
Produced by Davida-Mae Chambers.
Make Up by Tonisha Kong.
Wardrobe & Styling by Osunyarose.
Props & Set Design by Nikki Marsh of Jaya Designs.
Talents by Yomes Entertainment Inc.
Grips: Fazhion, 8ball, Dalton.
Production Assistant: Jamila Pinto.
BTS by Nickii Kane.
From Monkey Marc:
2020 feels like a whole era in itself. While the media madness has engulfed us and the pandemic has put a giant pause on Planet Earth, it’s been one wild ride of a year.
The rise of far right populist governments have thrown truth into chaos. Lies spread through multimedia corporations have pitted people against each other in these turbulent times. A time when leaders can lie for their own benefit and ego while they distort the facts, while time is running out for the planet.
But underneath the lies people have been gaining momentum.
Black Lives Matter protests have grown from grassroots actions to global movements, activists have been rising up in support of global change and indigenous movements have been gaining more and more strength. Transformative shifts are happening around the planet.
This is now a tipping point for the world. This is a time where we need clarity and vision. It’s a time for positive thought and creative tactics. Not a time for division and trickery.
Stay focused people because that’s the last thing they want us to be.
I wrote this song with Turbulence, Blvk H3ro, Yeza and Mista Savona while under strict lockdown in Melbourne, Australia.
We were hit the hardest in Australia. The warehouse where my solar-powered recording studio is located had a COVID-19 outbreak so the whole place was shut down. Then the government shut down all non-essential services so my studio was shut down for longer.
While Melbourne went into lockdown, I took my studio monitors back home and set up a DIY studio in my bedroom, while I slept on the couch for the 112 days lockdown. I shut myself into the studio and worked on re-writing and mixing the songs, 7 days a week.
That’s how I finished my Vital Sound album in lockdown.
My artistic output in 2020 if anything has been amplified. For me a political state of unrest is fuel for the fire and makes me more driven than ever. I feel like my drive has been turned up to 11.
The madness of 2020 really does present urgent times straight at us. There’s no escaping it.
It’s vital that we band together, it’s vital that we act for the future of the planet, and it’s vital that we attempt to heal the wrongdoings of the past.
And for vital times we need Vital Sounds… so here it is.
I’m very proud to share with you my Vital Sound album. 4 years in the making working with some of the most brilliant artists on the island. Inspired by both the revolutionary roots of reggae music, and the power and political roots of hip hop music.
About Monkey Marc:
“Monkey Marc is a producer’s producer; staunchly independent and probably Australian electronic music’s best-kept secret. His music channels the spirit of punk, original dubstep, Public Enemy, modern beats and electronic culture, and the heaviest of Jamaican riddims all at once.” – VICE
Monkey’s passion for music and social change has taken him across remote regions of Australia and the world. Originally working as a geologist in outback Australian gold mines, Monkey got his name from miners who gave him the nickname of spider monkey.
After several near-death accidents, he spent years roaming the Australian desert as a musical activist and guerrilla environmentalist.
He now brings the bass for renegades fighting the good fight around the planet.