Brought up in the forests of Tasmania, Owen Braddock grew up in a house that had a HiFi system in the place of TV, which turned all his attention towards sound, music & how sonic frequencies interacted with the world around him.
Early in 2014, deep in the kiwi mountains a friend gave the now dance music obsessed Owen an intro into mixing music on a set of Pioneer cdjs, and Monkey Paws was born. That April he moved to Melbourne, where his love of high quality dance music led him to the Progressive & Techno collective Groovement Productions & playing his debut set at their 'Funky Freak Show' before Maxi Basshead that July.
In 2015 the Monkey created The Rebel Collective with Melbourne born producer, Skwid as an independent platform/label to host events & promote music they both love & create.
Today Monkey Paws has settled down in the South Island of New Zealand continuing to bring his psychedelic blend of driving progressive grooves to dance floors throughout N.Z. & Aus. Having played a range of indoor & outdoor parties hosted by crews such as Yemaya Festival, Beyond Surreal, The BFG Sound-System, Contact High, Rebel Collective, Edge Bookings, Ergot Radio, Counter Culture, Intergalactic, Groovement Productions, Sand Tribe & Versus within Victoria, then to the outdoor dance grounds of NZ at festivals such as Infinite One NYE, Discombobulation, Twisted Frequency & Ponies.