KENNY DOPE: The Wild Style Breakbeats (2014)

Wild Style Breakbeats Kenny Dope“Man, I saw your female with them, too. What’s up with her? I hear that she’s been giving that stuff out to all them graffiti guys.”
“Yo, shut the fuck up, Chico, man!”
“I’d paint three of those murals for some of that ass.”

Yeah? And how about some of this ass? The first ever studio release of all thirteen original
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JSTAR: Woo Tempo (2014) Free download

Woo Tempo JStarJStar‘s feeling the love this summer so he’s releasing a classic big reggae-hip-hop mashup into the wild. Originally just a ‘friends and family’ ‘thank you’ for supporting his LP Licensed Plates, Woo Tempo finds Busta Rhymes getting his rap mode flipped over King Tubby’s Tempo riddim. That’s 92 bpm of heavyweight activity at full AIFF quality. He’s got you all in check! Cop it below, don’t forget
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MORLACK: Refunkafized (2014)

Refunkafized MorlackSee? I told you Morlack ate, slept and shat breakbeat music. Yes, it’s yet another release from a man whose productivity is starting to make a Korean sweatshop look slack and the second album-length one in a month alone. Perhaps Juno should just pop a new sub-genre link under their breakbeat section called ‘Morlack-funk’ or something? Mind you, strictly speaking this one is
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WEEKEND SUN: Forever Tomorrow (2014)

Forever Tomorrow Weekend SunThe UK’s northeast is a particularly bright solar system in the ‘nu-funk’ galaxy these days largely as a consequence of the well-deserved successes of shining stars Smoove & Turrell. However, it’s also home to King Bee whose self-titled debut long player recently cast its few rays across the funk-iverse as well as Weekend Sun (presumably named for the fantastic Teeside climate) whose
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MR BRISTOW: Borrowed Wobble (2014) Free download

Borrowed Wobble Mr BristowFortuitous that John Lennon raised the issue of borrowing on a track from his rudely curtailed career in 1980 since Mr Bristow‘s made a moonlight requisition of the whole song for sterling new ghetto breaks effort Borrowed Wobble. Lennon’s Borrowed Time was never completed in his lifetime and only released posthumously without the intended horn overdubs because his
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: 135 Rinka (2014) Video + free download

135 Rinka Johnnypluse StormtroopersJohnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love make even the ‘Happy Shopper’ ‘Star Wars Stoomtrooper outfit’ look deluxe in the video for 135 Rinka with their upturned ‘Smart Price’ white buckets and what look for all the world like budget biohazard onesies. Probably just as well given that they seem only to be wearing boxers beneath them and must be working up quite a sweat
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NAOMI SHELTON & THE GOSPEL QUEENS: Cold World (2014)

Cold World Naomi Shelton  The Gospel QueensRating: ★★★★★ Oh lordy – yes please! I submit to you that Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens’ Cold World might possibly be the best Daptone Records release ever. Original sixties soul singer and Alabama-to-New York transplant Shelton first moved to the Big Apple way back in 1963 and now unleashes a twelve tracker of gospel soul with the best tunes I’ve ever heard out of Gabriel Roth and
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DUSTY TONEZ: Shake Your Booty (PHIBES remix) (2014) Free download

Shake Your Booty Dusty Tonez Phibes remixNo wax equations here – Phibes‘ are strictly digital for their unofficial remix of the title track from buddy Dusty Tonez‘ recent Shake Your Booty EP. Like the original, Shake Your Booty the track splices together that master of the elastic funky bass sound, Bootsy Collins, and Eve (Bootseve!), though Eve bangs her tambourine over a more pounding four to the floor beat for
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BLUNTSKULL: The Blunt Force EP (2010)

Blunt Force BluntskullRating: ★★★★★ Waaarning! Reggae boom-bap alert as Bluntskull delivers heavy trauma to the dancefloor with his Blunt Force EP! It’s all about the 90s bashment feel as the man unleashes a trio of cuts built around muscular sampled breaks like so much armoured cladding. Opener Gwan Like Dem Bad finds our man very much gwan like him bad with Melvin Bliss’s mighty Synthetic
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KING BEE: King Bee (2014)

King Bee debut albumSo the MB crew were all there today, in the new office of the new premises of Monkeyboxing Towers, basking in the sun as I was wading through an inbox that had become hideously clogged as a consequence of the recent big move and only having mobile interweb. Funky MB tea lady Loretta May Drew and MB bike courier (and BMX bandit) Robbie were having a heated debate
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