KID ACNE: ‘Bubblegoose Empire’ and ‘Council House Boys’ videos

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/kid-acne-bubblegoose-empire-and-council-house-boys-videos/Fresh from releasing superb long player Have A Word, Kid Acne drops two more videos for LP tracks Bubblegoose Empire and Council House Boys. If you’ve checked the album you’ll know it crackles with K.A.’s wry lyrics as he, “cascades cadence, unique…[turns].. of phrase over fresh beat arrangements,” the latter being psych-tinged boom-bap production from Chicago’s Spectacular
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THE FUNKSTAMATICS: The Reverend

THE FUNKSTAMATICS: The Reverend More Hammond-funk vicar? Yes, it’s time to welcome back the artists formerly known as Euro Cinema – a.k.a. The Funkstamatics – with new single The Reverend. Long aficionados of the sound once purveyed by Blue Note and Prestige Records back in the day, the band this time treat your ears to a chugging groove that harks back to their early days jamming in the studio with no
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MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019

MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019Mr Bristow’s Christmas mix has become something of an annual seasonal fixture on MB over the last five years so now that it is actually 1 December (and notwithstanding the fact that retail stores and TV seem to have been pushing the festive period since 1 September) here is…the 2019 Brex-mas Mix-Up! Bit controversial Mr B – but tell us what voters – er – I mean listeners can expect.  Sorry –
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THE REBEL: JBs NEED SOME MONEY (Vinyl 7″)

THE REBEL: JBs NEED SOME MONEY / Hot Groove (Vinyl 7“Freddie’s dead!”
“No he ain’t!”
“Freddie’s dead!”
“No he ain’t!”
“The Rebel’s disco-funky You Can Have A Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be Straight edit, JBs Need Some Money finally made it onto 45!”
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INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bass Bins

INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bass BinsNeither shuffling nor moaning or rotting (nor indeed a Public Enemy remix) it’s new single Night Of The Living Bass Bins from Cornwall’s Innereyefull. And if you want a sense of what that sounds like, think of an instrumental version of The Specials’ Ghost Town being channelled through a prism of the subtler end of late 90s big beat. That’s right, echoey guitar skanks, mournful
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HEROES OF LIMBO: Madchester Woman / White Noise (Vinyl 7″)

HEROES OF LIMBO: Madchester Woman / White Noise (Vinyl 7Alright our kid? Heard the new Madchester Woman vinyl 7″ from Matasuna Records? It’s from Heroes Of Limbo a.k.a. The Impellers’ Glenn Fallows and trombonist/arranger Gram ‘Canyon’ Treldavs. Turns out they’re mad fer a bit of 70s Afrobeat and Ghanaiian Highlife and wondered what it’d be like if they re-worked the ‘Mondays Loose Fit all Ebo Taylor like. And so buzzin’ were they after that
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DJ PNUTZ: The Breakmaker

DJ PNUTZ: The BreakmakerAre you sitting comfortably b-boys and girls? Don’t worry, you won’t be sitting at all once The Breakmaker begins for it is the latest musical feast for the feet and ears from DJ Pnutz. A new one already? It seems like less than half a year since our Californian heroine last hit us with breaks – but then perhaps that’s because it was less than half a year ago that our Californian heroine hit us
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THE EMINENT STARS: Bumpin’ On

THE EMINENT STARS: Bumpin' OnRating: ★★★★★ Five years down the road from debut long player Sittin’ In and Holland’s The Eminent Stars are back with a second album Bumpin’ On that very much capitalises on the promise of both that first LP and funk burner single Bar Shift from 2017. And if you’re wondering ‘does that mean a set heavily
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ROSS GO: Flava For Ya Ear EP

ROSS GO: Flava For Ya Ear EPCuttin’ It Fine Records rounds off the year in fine style with four-tracker Flava For Ya from Vancouver-based new boy Ross Go. It’s all about the hip-hop samples on Flava For Ya as RG chops up Craig Mack over a fat new beat to reinvigorate – well – that flava in ya ear of course. Following this, Got To Get Down goes uptempo with an instro full of vocal samples that’ll slot right into
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CALIBRO 35 feat ILLA J: Stan Lee (Vinyl 7″)

CALIBRO 35 feat ILLA J: Stan LeeI hope you’re ready for new Calibro 35 material for here is the Italian cult combo with new single Stan Lee featuring none other than Slum Village rapper Illa J.  Well – why wait for the likes of Dre and Jay-Z to pick up on you (and both have previously sampled this Italian outfit) when you can miss out the middle man. And the band are certainly getting their money’s worth since Illa J both raps
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