Monthly Archives: December 2010

LEBROSK: ‘I Know You Got Ooh Wee’ – free download

London-based Lebrosk goes public with this mashup of his that he’s just refixed – for which read it’s got a new 2 bar intro to facilitate beat-matching. Absolutely no prizes for working out the constituent parts – if you don’t know you must have a soul deficit. Lebrosk has a monthly show on Ramp FM dropping funky breaks and bootlegs
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FOUL MOUTH JERK: ‘The Oldest Trick In The Book’ LP + ‘Back Up On The Scene’ (feat Artifacts) free download + video

What do you mean you ain’t heard of Foul Mouth Jerk? Never mind – the North Carolina rapper’s fifth (yeah he’s been around a while – “Straight crazy, born-loser like a AIDS baby…Spitting since the late 80s”) album dropped recently and the fact is – you should have been all over that shit already. Clearly a man who understands that hip-hop does not mean rapping over Euro-house beats, Jerk keeps his beats fat and his rhymes gully. Just check out the dirty funk-soul-based ruffness of cuts like Save Ya Breath.
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: ‘Eccentric Audio’ LP due April 2011 + listen to album preview

Full Eccentric Audio (p)review HERE
Here we are then – it seems that Berry Geordie and Smokey Turrell will be back in April with a brand-new, full-length follow-up to last year’s superb effort Antique Soul. It’s business as usual in the sense that the pair run the gamut of all things (northern) soulful and funky – although it has to be said that production-wise things are sounding somewhat more – uh – smooth and ambience-wise a bit more ladies’ night than last time around. The sly dogs. Check out the album preview below:
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JSTAR: (Still) Passin’ Me By – Free download + Citizen Sound Wa-Do-Dub remix news

Heads up DJs! Just in time for New Year’s Eve – reggae mash-up king JStar has put up his massive Pharcyde vs Marcia Aitken booty from 2005’s Most Wanted Vol. 1 as a full .aiff download and you can cop that hugeness below. Also, the big man has just done a rude rerub of Citizen Sound’s Wa Do Dub too…inna dnb stylee – clear evidence (if it were needed) of the deleterious effects of hanging around with junglists
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HERMA PUMA – Jollys (Ariya Afrobeat Arkestra remix)

Christmas is the season that just keeps on giving isn’t it? And here we are again with the week’s third stocking filler free download. This time it’s an afrobeat interpretation of Herma Puma’s blissed out hip-hop instro from their dope debut album Synchromystic (recently featured in the monkeyboxing.com top ten albums of 2010) by labelmates The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra. Sometimes it seems like Santa’s come already doesn’t it? Or maybe that’s just some stray snow.
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DUSK ONE: The Brady Effect EP – 2010 – Free download

Stocking filler number two this week as stateside rapper Dusk One and producer Fisch Loops drop this fresh little 3-tracker which comes on a bit like Foreign Legion’s first album. Very crisp old school beats and rhymes though (despite the fact that Dusk hails from Salt Lake City) no insights into the benefits of polygamy. Dusk bigs up his skills on At Your Service, refuses to sell out on Along For The Ride and bigs himself up whilst refusing to sell out on
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FUNKANOMICS: Dirty Loud vs. Lord Tariq – Apes From Uptown (Funkanomics Blowup) free download + Lick A Shot remix

Nu/ghetto-funkers Funkanomics offer up a dirty breakbeat stocking filler for you in the shape of this Apes From Uptown (Funkanomics Blowup) – free download refix-type thingy – link below. They’ve been around for a few years now and responsible for some big old bombs out of the Manmade Recordings stable including their big Stevie Wonder-hijacking Superstation off the recent Gold Edition EP. You might also want to check out their synth-y/ wobble-fest remix of Cypress Hill’s Lick A Shot see below.
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KIND & KINKY ZOO: Party Chez Le Marquis/ Kinky Regards – 2010

Weird name; straight up funk attack. Mocambo signings Kind & Kinky Zoo set out to prove it’s not just quality chocolate, pricey watches and massive anonymous bank accounts that you get in Switzerland. The A-side is all about the party and (obviously – because this is Switzerland) it’s not just any old party. No! It’s a party round the Marquis’s of course and what a funky old bastard he is. Party Chez The Marquis is a full on Hammond/ flute attack but Kinky Regards on the flip is arguably better
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MONKEYBOXING.COM top ten albums 2010

(Monkeyboxing top ten tracks 2010 HERE) Man – who listens to albums any more? The mp3 playlist has pretty much killed off listening to an LP all the way through, consigning filler to the bin and crowning the single king again after a fifty year gap. Having said that, there were a few efforts out there this year that kept your finger off the skip button:
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MONKEYBOXING.COM top ten tracks 2010

(Monkeyboxing top ten albums 2010 HERE)A huge hip-hop tune from Aldo Vanucci, Featurecast and Tha ‘Liks, some big funk bangers from the likes of Funkshone and the Bamboos but it’s definitely been a reggae kind of year. Here’s some you should have got your hands on in 2010…
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