MONKEYBOXING.COM presents: Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 6 (2016) Free download

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Good lord! Has it really been ten years of monkeyboxing?
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CHARLIE BEALE: Another Man (Scour Records Freemix) (2016) Free download

Another Man Charlie Bealie Scour FreemixIf you were a notable bluesman on this side of the pond back in the 60s, you probably worked with John Mayall at some point – Peter Green, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton all spring to mind. Very traditional British names of course – but then this was the British blues explosion. Fast forward to 2016 and another name so British that its owner sounds like a relative of one of Eastenders’ main families. That’ll be Charlie Beale. He’s also just
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BABA COMMANDANT & THE MANDINGO BAND: Wasso (CHICKY BOOM remix) (2016)

Wasso Chicky Boom Baba CommandantFrench producer Chicky Boom likes to get around geo-musically as you can tell by the way he segues from last month’s Patti Boulaye remix disco biscuit to news of this afrobeat – er – biscuit, a beat-heavy remix of Wasso by Burkina Faso outfit Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band. The track appeared in its original form on Baba Commandant’s Juguya album and this bottom-end
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HIDDEN JAZZ QUARTET: Raw And Cooked (2016)

Raw And Cooked Hidden Jazz QuartetRating: ★★★★★ There’ll be no more lying low and flying under the radar for Hidden Jazz Quartet now that long-playing debut Raw And Cooked has finally dropped. Nope – calling themselves ‘hidden’ will be a massive fib. Mind you, calling themselves a ‘quartet’ is anyway since HDQ comprises of five of Germany’s finest jazz musicians. ‘Jazz Quintet’ somehow doesn’t quite have the same ring
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TOM BOOZE: Get Fonky (2016)

Get fonky EP Tom BoozeBomb Strikes’ Tom Booze has dance floors firmly in his cross hairs again and the forthcoming Get Fonky drop is all the better for showing uncharacteristic restraint. Get Fonky Wid It carries an old school funk and hip-hop payload for precision-targetting of peak time action while You Had It All delivers an electro-boogie warhead primed to liven up flagging late night movers. Get
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GOODGROOVE Disco featuring: SHAKA LOVES YOU (2016)

Shaka Loves You Goodgroove DiscoEnsure positive vibes this Valentine’s Day by making sure your old lady gets an earful of Shaka Loves You‘s forthcoming offering in the Goodgroove Disco series. The Glasgow-based outfit create mirrorball mayhem with a varied four-tracker which kicks off with the pumping If You Give featuring sax-y licks by Dave Towers. Also present and correct are Make It Last which
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BASEMENT FREAKS: White Hot (2016)

White Hot Kylie Auldist Basement FreaksIf you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that the recent relative quietness from the Basement Freaks camp has been broken twice with teasers of a very funky new LP, Time Machine out soon on Jalapeno Records. First up was the super JB style All That Funk in December followed two weeks ago by the Bootsy-ish lope of Craig Charles fave Walk Away. Here’s a third offering forged in
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WACK RECORDS 16: SMOOVE Nowhere To Go/ Return Of The Beats 7″ (2016)

Wack 16 SmooveRating: ★★★★★ If only at least one of the booty soul breaks cuts off Beatnik City’s epic Northern Breaks Vol. 1 could appear on vinyl sighed the monkey previously about said EP. Yeah – like that’s going to happen – Beatnik City are thus far digi-only. If only one of the dj/ producers involved had their own party breaks label and were all set up to do vinyl. Enter Wack Records (prop. one S. Moove) and Wack 16 – featuring a Vandellas-on-steroids
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BEATNIK CITY: Northern Beats Vol. 1 (2016)

Northern Beats Vol. 1 Beatnik CityRating: ★★★★★ Forget mods vs. rockers. If diehard northern soulies get wind of how fast and loose the very concepts of Motown and northern soul have been played with for Beatnik City’s latest booty-breaks outing, it’ll be bowling bags at dawn, Bruce Lee kicks and ninja-style clouds of talc thrown in the eyes. Just as well those involved are all on their game for Northern Beats Vol. 1
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TIMEWARP INC: Dubwarp EP (2016)

Dubwarp EP Timewarp IncTimewarp Inc. has a new EP on the way – called the Dubwarp EP. Ah – I think I can see what he’s done with the title there. As it might suggest, the music is of the dub-inflected reggae variety with white-dread Gobey sticking it to Babylon on Liberty Is Our Destiny. On Theory Of Revolution it’s Basement Freaks collaborator Georges Perin who steps up to the mic though. “Can we live
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FUNKLINERS: Funk Like This EP (2016)

Funk Like This EP FunklinersJust in case you thought the label had gone a bit old school of late, here’s Funkliners to make sure things are kept all twenty-first century round at BBP towers. Snuff and Just Jess (for such are the Funkliners) were already established djs before they hooked up for production bizniz but since pairing up two years ago, they’ve nailed a remarkable amount of high profile support slots
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