Tag Archives: Soul

SHAKA LOVES YOU: Summer Sessions Vol. 3 Day & Night (2017) Free download

SHAKA LOVES YOU:  Summer Sessions Vol. 3 Day & Night (2017) Free downloadForget Wimbledon, it wouldn’t be summer without the Shaka Loves You summer mix which this year is entitled the Summer Sessions Vol. 3 Day & Night. Is it called that because the boys are at it twenty-four seven? Possibly, if you mean being behind the wheels of steel, for this celebrates the multitude of sets they play – both in the day (represented by funk, soul, hip-hop and reggae)
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ERIC BOSS: Closer To The Spirit 7″ (2017) + video

ERIC BOSS:  Closer To The Spirit 7Rating: ★★★★★ Eric Boss (a.k.a E from Stones Throw’s Myron & E) makes his bid for single of the year with stone-classic, b-boy funk 45 Closer To The Spirit and in doing so demonstrates the aptness of his name. Remember the tremors in the funk community and beyond when Mocambo dropped Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s P.I.M.P? Well – they’ve done it again. And if we learn one
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’ (2017) + ‘Enter Sandman’ video

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 1:  Mixin' (2017) + 'Enter Sandman' videoRating: ★★★★★ What better season than summer for Oz-funk grandaddies Cookin’ On 3 Burners to release their latest Hammond-funk foray Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’? Er – well – spring, actually, since this was supposed to have an EU drop date of May this year and has been out in Oz since then – though technically for them that would have been autumn. Confused? Never mind, the
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RECORD KICKS: Soul Sides (2017)

RECORD KICKS:  Soul SidesIt’s summertime and therefore high time for your favourite Milan-based soul providing label Record Kicks to – er – provide a summery compilation of soul sides. Given their roster, it shouldn’t be too hard to assemble and whadyaknow? It isn’t. Say hello then to twelve-tracker Soul Sides which mixes up the new and the old, the soulful, the funky and the jazzy, the torch song and the
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ASIAN HAWK: ‘I Am Asian Hawk’ video (2017)

http://monkeyboxing.com/content/asian-hawk-asian-hawk-2017/Asian Hawk bests his recent Turntable Soul video for DJ City with new one I Am Asian Hawk. Once again, the track features Mr Love providing his impressive USP combo of effortless soul vocals whilst simultaneously demonstrating turntable and controller dexterity – this time on a Guzheng-featuring beat. Also, once again, the video finds our man in the studio working his magic – possibly
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FARMFESTIVAL 2017: ADMIN ’45s-only’ Mix (2017)

FARMFESTIVAL 2017:  ADMIN '45s-only' MixWhat sort of festival would dare to host a stage where there was a strictly vinyl policy on which only 45s of thirty years age or more could be played? Turns out it’s this year’s Farmfestival in Somerset, UK – more precisely on the 19:20 Soul Express to Discoland hosted by The Vinyl Social and the Vintage Mobile Disco. Bristol’s Admin is more than up for the task though and has raided
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DUSTY DONUTS 12: All Eyes On Lovin’ (NAUGHTY NMX Cali Mix)/ Keep Your Head Alright (RUNEX Zapped Up Mix) (2017)

DUSTY DONUTS 12: All Eyes On Lovin' (NAUGHTY NMX Cali Mix)/ Keep Your Head Alright (RUNEX Zapped Up Mix)Clearly alarmed by Jim Sharp’s canny attempt to become the ultimate dj fanny-magnet on Dusty Donuts 11 with super-smooth re-versions of late 70s/ early 80s boogie funk, label mates Naughty NMX and Runex launch a counter-attack with Dusty Donuts 12 and their own re-versions of two cuts from the same era. Which also happen to be devastatingly on-trend (given the imminent
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DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL: We’re Back/ Diamond Hammer 7″ (2017)

DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL:  We're Back7“We’re Here! We’re back!” Who’s back? Who else? Abdominal and Format! And with seven splendid inches of wax to boot. Phew! And you thought the slew of releases around their Still Hungry album wasn’t going to yield any 45 action at all. Nevertheless, here they are with the turbocharged double-header that is the thundering organic bass-led We’re Back 7″ and the equally energetic
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THE HAGGIS HORNS feat. DOC BROWN: Take It Back (2017)

THE HAGGIS HORNS feat. DOC BROWN:  Take It BackFunky UK boom-bap in the area! It’s Take It Back, the new Haggis Horns 45 on which the seven-piece have got the groove locked in the pocket while emcee Doc Brown takes to the mic. Can he get a soul clap? Yes! Does he care if this sort of bump is old hat? Hell no – because this is the ‘Horns take on a party-oriented summer single and the first taster of what is to come in the form of their
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BIG VILLAGE LITTLE CITY: Original Melody (2017)

Big Village Little City  Original MelodyPromising sounds come rolling out of Brooklyn with the arrival of new single Original Melody by live funk/ hip-hop outfit Big Village Little City. Expect heavyweight funky drum crunch, big NOLA-style brass action and the yin of female soul vocals as well as the yang of a male emcee from the eight-piece outfit. The band’s compass is firmly pointing to party central and like the hook goes
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