Chimp Spanner

Chimp Spanner is the name of Paul Ortiz’s solo project. Ortiz began producing music under this pseudonym around the year 2000. The name came from Ortiz signing up for a site called Soundclick at 15 years old. He needed a username and was listening to Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench, meanwhile he thought to himself “It doesn’t matter, who’s going to care?” As it happens a lot of people are going to care! And I for one am one of them!

I love Chimp Spanners instrumental sound. It combines that heavy djent bass line with a lot of meshuggah influence and throws some Steve Vai sounding solos over the top. Beautiful. I personally love Chimp Spanners self-described sound:

“Retro Futuristic Djazz Metal”

Awesome.