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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: Bonita Applebum (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Remix) (2016) Free download

bonita-applebum-rhythm-scholar-remixRhythm Scholar works his magic on yet another hip-hop cut, indeed – yet another ATCQ cut – in this case his remix of Phife, Tip and co’s 1990 homage to the high-school fox of the title, Bonita Applebum. The vox and that sitar riff are all present and correct and the break is similar to the original albeit with more layers. After that though we’re off to the land of 80s soul with sparse piano
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TOOTS & THE MAYTALS: Funky Kingston (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Remix) (2016) Free download

Funky Kingston Rocknrolla Soundsystem TootsRating: ★★★★★ Not another rework of Toots & The Maytals’ Funky Kingston – the massive and hugely influential title track of 1972 LP Funky Kingston? The much-sampled, much-covered and indeed much-remixed Funky Kingston? Yes, that one. The very same. You done? Good – now shut-up and listen. Rocknrolla Soundsystem don’t do wack remixes and this one finds them bumping the
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NOTES FLOATS feat. KILMATIK: Cheers (Prod. SALMAN KUSHDI) (2016) Free download + remix

Cheers Notes Floats KilmatikI’m not sure this quite qualifies as a ‘posse cut’ what with said posse consisting of just Austin emcees Notes Floats and Kilmatik but all is forgiven as the two trade ATCQ-style flows over a chilled jazzy beat created by the splendidly-named Salman Kushdi. Actually, the latter better watch out – if he carries on like this he might be facing a phat-wa. Cheers then – the latest drop from the
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SWING NINJAS: My Belle (COCKNEY NUTJOB remix) (2016)

My Belle Swing Ninjas Cockney NutjobLike this version of Swing NinjasMy Belle? That’s because Cockney Nutjob‘s got the ill communication – mainly because he plumps for using a bit of Funkadelic’s You’ll Like It Too break to give the electro-swing original a little bit of funk. This version is one of the recent winners of the My Belle remix comp. and the stoke from that plus the fact that Mr Nutjob as just passed
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SEASICK STEVE: Banjo Song (MISTER FRENCHWAX remix) (2016) Free download

Banjo Song remix Mister Frenchwax Seasick SteveI don’t know, you leave home at 13 to avoid a stepfather who’s a bit handy with his fists, hobo around the country looking for work, become friends with Joni Mitchell, move to Norway the best part of fifty years later, release an album and get championed by a London radio DJ. Next thing you know, you’re a bona fide living blues legend. In short you are Seasick Steve and everyone wants a piece of you – including Mister Frenchwax
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PETE ROCK & SMOOVE: ‘Ghettos Of The Mind’ remix (2016)

Ghettos Of The Mind SmooveRating: ★★★★★ Ghettos Of The Mind by Pete Rock & Smoove? I thought it was Ghettos Of The Mind by Pete Rock &…ohhhhhh! You see what Smoove did there? Well – it does say ‘remix’. It’s Smoove’s tribute to that golden era of hip-hop when breaks were fat and lyrics were fly, of course. Which is why this remix features an epic strings n horns-drenched breakbeat to underpin Pete Rock and
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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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BUSTA RHYMES: Get Down (LEYGO remix)(2016) Free download

Get Down BUsta Rhymes Leygo remixRating: ★★★★★ Every now and then I like to check in at Leygo-land – or at least at Dave ‘Leygo‘ Tyers’ Soundcloud page – for the superior entertainment on offer. This is a case in point – a massive remix of Busta Rhymes’ decidedly minimal Get Down – the original of which was barely more than a tom-tom drum beat and the sounds of swamp fauna – albeit (presumably) expensively
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KILMATIK: Sneaky (KEV LA KAT remix)(2015) Free download – premiere

Sneaky Kilmatik Kev La Kat remixA mere 48 hours after sneaky freebie – er – Sneaky came out from Austin emcee Kilmatik (dropped in celebration of his debut Kool Keith-featuring LP Ruler) comes Kev La Kat with this sneaky little remix which monkeyboxing is able to premiere for your aural delectation and with somewhat more fanfare than the original. Love Our Records main man Kat chops up the piano
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BALKAN RIDDIMS feat. JAHRICIO: United (BLEND MISHKIN remix) (2015) Free download + Survival Of The Fittest UK tour

United Blend Mishkin Jahricio Balkan RiddimsNever was a message more timely than that of Balkan Riddims’ United in a week when some morons killed loads of innocent people and then some other morons have decided to respond by killing some other people – ostensibly allies of the first lot of morons (though they’re just as likely to hit a school or hospital on recent evidence) who were killing people in the first place because they’d
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