Monthly Archives: January 2016

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

FRDS cover Proper500web
Good lord! Has it really been ten years of monkeyboxing?
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LIONROCK: Rude Boy Rock (MR RICH & CARETAKER Rude Boy Refix) (2016) Free download

Rude Boy RefixBoom! Here’s a freebie fit for a Friday night! Mr Rich & Caretaker apply the lightest of touches to one of their big beat favourites from back in the day – no less a track than Lionrock’s Rude Boy Rock. Did you know the Skatalites-sampling original once reached the UK top twenty as well as gracing the soundtrack to FIFA ’99? Well, it did so there. Here it gets dusted off and – well slightly
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SWING NINJAS: My Belle – FRESHLY SQUEEZED remix competition (2016)

Swing Ninjas Remix Freshly SqueezedAlright – who likes to swing? No, not that kind – don’t be immature. I’m on about the electro-swing kind. Why? Because label Freshly Squeezed are offering up the stems of Swing Ninjas’ jaunty My Belle for all comers to have a go at. Actually that does sound a bit like the other kind of swinging after all doesn’t it? Although, truth be told, if you’re on a remix tip you don’t even have to be a
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EPHEMERALS: Everyday Killers (GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB mix) (2016)

Everyday KIllers Ephemerals Gentleman's Dub ClubEveryday Killers, the new one from bright young British retro-soul hopes, Ephemerals, is out soon. The cut, lifted from current LP Chasin’ Ghosts, has been given a reggae remix roasting by Gentleman’s Dub Club. Imagine a late seventies bubbler like Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved in a moody minor key with Ephemerals highly capable (not to mention ‘surprisingly compatible with a reggae beat’)
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JUNGLE BROTHERS: I’ll House You/ On The Run 7″, t-shirt, double cassette (2016)

I'll House You Jungle BrothersStand aside with your rappers-over-house-beats shizz kids, Jungle Brothers did all that back in ’88 before your dad was a glint in your grandad’s eye. Not that that’s going to stop deluxe re-issue label Get On Down bringing ’88 back (not to mention ‘housing’ you) and continuing the bizarre fad for hip-hop 7″s with this re-press of the Todd Terry-produced I’ll House You and the more
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THE CAPTAIN feat. GEO JOHNSON: Galactic FUNK (2016)

Galactic Funk The Captain Geo JohnsonThe opener to The Captain‘s new Galactic Funk EP, Feel Me Now finds getting down with the kids inna trap stylee. What you’ll be feeling more on this drop though is the title track which finds our man making the mothership connection with his funky party breakbeats. Like any good space – er – captain though, he’s got a reliable second-in-command. In this case that’ll be lyrical science
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RESTLESS SOUL FUN BAND: Fun! (2016)

Fun Restless Soul Fun BandYou’ve got to admire Restless Soul Fun Band’s grimly tenacious determination to have fun. It’s in the name for starters – of both the ‘band’ (the brainchild of dj producer Phil Asher) and the LP. It’s in the fact that this appears to be a re-release too having first seen light of day on a Japanese label nearly three years ago and it’s in the press release which takes you on a second person
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Walk Away (2016)

Walk Away Basement FreaksJalapeno Records are so excited about the forthcoming new LP from Basement Freaks that they’re unleashing two cuts ahead of next month’s album release. First to see the light of day is funky instrumental lope Walk Away which is less a track than a musical embodiment of Bootsy Collins on his way to score. In fact, by the time you get to the bridge it’s pretty much a musical embodiment
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DR HOOKA’S Surgery presents: Battlejam – JFB Vs. WBBL Fri. 22 April, The Lanes, Bristol (2016)

JFB WBBL Battlejam Dr HookaHello – looks like party breaks’ very own sawbones, Dr Hooka, is bringing you another massive ghetto funky ‘surgery’ this spring. This time it’s what promises to be a visceral showdown between 3 times UK DMC champion JFB in one corner and, in the opposing one, ‘heavyweight bass champion’, WBBL. Neither the name or the appendage of the latter refer to the man’s weight
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VARIOUS: Disco 4 Love – More More More Disco And Soul Uncovered (2016)

Disco 4 Love Al KentHmm – saucy cover featuring naked soul types in a love clinch and fifteen re-mastered obscure disco classics plus a small handful of edits of some of the choicest cuts on said release? I sense the lurking presence of the mighty Al Kent behind new BBE drop Disco 4 Love – the fourth in this particular series of Kent comps. which, to give it its snappy full title, should more properly be
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