Known for his infectious, minimal, woofer-pumping brand of dubstep, Nottingham, U.K. producer Tony Cook became Cookie Monsta in 2008.
He began messing around with music by programming songs on the PlayStation video game Music 2000 (known as MTV Music Generator in the United States), and while he would toy around with the idea of making tunes for the next few years, it was hearing the bright melodies and speaker-ruining bass of artists like Rusko that influenced him to push it harder. In 2008, he took the name Cookie Monsta and unleashed the mixtape Maryland Chocolate Chip Mix, which featured hard beats, low bass, and clever titles like "Ginger Pubes" and "Stinky Ferret." The songs "I Know Jujitsu," "Blurgh!," and "Fixed Penalty! I Was Like Rah!" appeared on his 2009 mixtape Wheres My Cookie...?, and in 2010 fellow producer Flux Pavilion helped influence the rising Cookie Monsta to sign with Circus Records. The label released his Riot! EP in 2012, with the single "Yow Momma" following in 2013. Tony Cook died on October 2, 2020, at the age of 31. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi