Boomkat Product Review:
Make the most of this Monkey business while you can, it can't be long before old man Albarn goes full time on the rehearsals for that much talked about Blur reunion. This release suggests there's still plenty of life in his last project though, and 'Monkey Bee' is an enchanting piece of cultural schizophrenia, combining digitised renderings of traditionally-styled Chinese music with energetic, hyper-modern electronic rock music. The remixes come from Kwes and Diplo, the latter of whom opts for sliced up dancehall rhythms, all expertly integrated into the original's mish-mash of genres. B-side 'Heavenly Peach Banquet' is a more delicate, marginally more experimental piece, offering some beatless serenity.