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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2017

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2017!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2017 HERE)

1. Son Of Sam – Cinder Hill

Hip-hop LP of the year bar none – a legendary array of emcees astride all-original true school beats
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2017

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the biggest original tracks of 2017!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 LPs – 2017 HERE)

1. Eric Boss – Closer To The Spirit

Stone cold dope of the late 70s block party variety from E Da Boss
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THE LIBRARY MUSIC FILM: Extended Teaser (2017)

LIBRARY MUSIC FILM:  Extended Teaser (2017)Those MB readers with a good ear for samples (not to mention a penchant for using them) may remember news last year of a fundraising campaign to finance multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee’s labour-of-love documentary film about library music entitled – perhaps unsurprisingly – The Library Music Film. Clearly a staggering number of people have the excellent taste to have
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MR BRISTOW: Festive Feast Of Funk (2017) Free download

MR BRISTOW:  Festive Feast Of Funk (2017) Free download“Daaaaad! Santa’s been!”
“What time is it you little pest? Christ it’s four in the morning! Get back into bed until the time’s in double figures!”
“More turkey dear?”
“No you’re alright – that last bit was like chamois leather.”
“Here you go love.”
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DE LA SOUL: Pain (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Heart Attack Remix)(2017) Free download

DE LA SOUL:  Pain (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Heart Attack Remix)(2017) Free downloadDe La Soul’s recent Pain is the focus for Rhythm Scholar’s latest remix effort and it’s absolutely no physical hardship at all to listen his Rhythm Scholar Heart Attack Remix as he ups the funk factor with a healthy dose of The Commodores’ Brick House and their I Like What You Do. Not to mention a little bit of De La’s turn on Oliver’s Heart
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THE TIBBS: Lies (Vinyl 7″)(2017) + Video

THE TIBBS:  Lies (Vinyl 7Looks like there’ll be a new album from hot Dutch funk/soul properties The Tibbs next year then. Lies? No it’s all true – that’s just the name of the new single which applies a decidedly Daptones-ish aesthetic to create a horns-led chugger on which singer Elsa Bekman ponders the – well – lies that people live. But how to represent this via an
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ANDY TAYLOR: Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)(7″ Vinyl) (2017)

ANDY TAYLOR:  Kitschy Junge b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)The season for giving is upon us and, with as timely an appearance as ever, the Resense edits label makes one of its periodic and always worthwhile gifts for your earholes with new seven inch – Resense 44 a.k.a Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute from Mr Andy Taylor – last seen supplying the goods for Resense 33 four whole years ago. Far from being an excessively garish slice of drum
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VARIOUS ARTISTS: The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Cub Vol. 5 (2017)

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Cub Vol. 5The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club compilation series has been bowling along for half a decade now and as Vol. 5 hoves into view you realise that it is showing all the signs of having a similar longevity and appeal of, say, TV series Red Dwarf. No wonder the front cover shows our man soaking up the adoration at one of his club nights. Talking of the club nights, which can vary musically from
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DJAR ONE: You Set My Soul On Fire/ Movin Now (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

DJAR ONE:  You Set My Soul On Fire/ Movin Now (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Fresh from the success of his Andy Cooper-featuring b-boy 45 in September, Djar One ensures those at the get down remain getting down with some sweet edit action from new seven inch You Set My Soul On Fire. Could that be an edit of a certain Chi-Lites number famously sampled by Beyonce? It could! And that brass everyone fell crazy in love with then is in full effect
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BOCA 45: Bombs From The Vaults (2017)

BOCA 45:  Bombs From The VaultsSoon to be unleashed on Bomb Strikes is the aptly titled Bombs From The Vaults on which the man known as Boca 45 drops no fewer than twenty-nine tracks requisitioned from his two decade career both as a solo artist and in multiple musical alliances including Purple Penguin, Dynamo Productions, The Beekeepers and Bocawoody. By way of a sampler, the label unleash four previously
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