BOSSA 70: Think (Retro Roland Riso Perfecto rework)/ Get Out Of My Way (Retro Roland Riso Eterno Regroove) (Vinyl 7″)

BOSSA 70: Think (Retro Roland Riso Perfecto rework)/ Get Out Of My Way (Retro Roland Riso Eterno Regroove) (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig Latin funk and you dug the last Bossa 70 7″ put out by the ever-reliable Matasuna Records, you’ll absolutely shit when you hear this 45. Whereas the last one featured two cuts re-mastered straight from the original 70s master tapes, this drop is all about DJ Retro Roland Riso’s edits of Bossa 70’s versions of Think and Get Out Of My Way. Both instros, the tracks
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SHAWN LEE: Rides Again

SHAWN LEE: Rides AgainRating: ★★★★★ What better title for Shawn Lee’s long-gestating country-soul album than Rides Again? For Mr Lee has been in the musical saddle since the latter half of the 90s and in a variety of guises too – though always with an undercurrent of the funky. What this project does is pull together his long-held desire to use that particular title at an appropriate time to take stock of where
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JOHN LEE HOOKER: Boom Boom (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM edit) Free download

JOHN LEE HOOKER: Boom Boom (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM edit) Free downloadBoom Boom! No, Basil Brush is not in the area but rather inveterate edit artists, Rocknrolla Soundsystem who ‘woke up this morning’ to take on the 1961 single from the mighty John Lee Hooker. Well, I say ‘this morning’ though obviously they did spend a bit of time cooking this one up. Whereas the original was a lively twelve bar blues stomp praising the way a certain fox walked and
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N' Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPEAt the eleventh hour, (or more accurately, in the twelfth month) Bombstrikes make sure there’s still time to start the commotion before 2019 is out with the release of Funk N Beats Vol. 7.  You could be forgiven if you had become anxious that the year might pass with no new instalment at all, especially given that last year saw no fewer than three volumes of the now six year old Funk N
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Don’t Give Up

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Don't Give UpPrefaced by a lovely little guitar vamp, Lee Fields’ new single and soul slowie Don’t Give Up (the bonus track from this year’s It Rains Love album), encourages the listener not to give up on love when the ‘winds of uncertainties have rattled your faith.’ Is Mr Fields having another lady crisis or could he be talking about love in a wider sense? The PR blah notes that the track contains, ‘the
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KID ACNE: ‘Bubblegoose Empire’ and ‘Council House Boys’ videos

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/kid-acne-bubblegoose-empire-and-council-house-boys-videos/Fresh from releasing superb long player Have A Word, Kid Acne drops two more videos for LP tracks Bubblegoose Empire and Council House Boys. If you’ve checked the album you’ll know it crackles with K.A.’s wry lyrics as he, “cascades cadence, unique…[turns].. of phrase over fresh beat arrangements,” the latter being psych-tinged boom-bap production from Chicago’s Spectacular
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THE FUNKSTAMATICS: The Reverend

THE FUNKSTAMATICS: The Reverend More Hammond-funk vicar? Yes, it’s time to welcome back the artists formerly known as Euro Cinema – a.k.a. The Funkstamatics – with new single The Reverend. Long aficionados of the sound once purveyed by Blue Note and Prestige Records back in the day, the band this time treat your ears to a chugging groove that harks back to their early days jamming in the studio with no
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MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019

MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019Mr Bristow’s Christmas mix has become something of an annual seasonal fixture on MB over the last five years so now that it is actually 1 December (and notwithstanding the fact that retail stores and TV seem to have been pushing the festive period since 1 September) here is…the 2019 Brex-mas Mix-Up! Bit controversial Mr B – but tell us what voters – er – I mean listeners can expect.  Sorry –
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THE REBEL: JBs NEED SOME MONEY (Vinyl 7″)

THE REBEL: JBs NEED SOME MONEY / Hot Groove (Vinyl 7“Freddie’s dead!”
“No he ain’t!”
“Freddie’s dead!”
“No he ain’t!”
“The Rebel’s disco-funky You Can Have A Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be Straight edit, JBs Need Some Money finally made it onto 45!”
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INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bass Bins

INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bass BinsNeither shuffling nor moaning or rotting (nor indeed a Public Enemy remix) it’s new single Night Of The Living Bass Bins from Cornwall’s Innereyefull. And if you want a sense of what that sounds like, think of an instrumental version of The Specials’ Ghost Town being channelled through a prism of the subtler end of late 90s big beat. That’s right, echoey guitar skanks, mournful
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