Monthly Archives: January 2018

JOHNNYPLUSE: The Incredible Dub

JOHNNYPLUSE:  The Incredible Dub Irish force of nature Johnnypluse enters 2018 in a manner appropriate for a man who is probably still, even now, only just starting to emerge from a NYE hangover – and that is with the comforting bassy skank of The Incredible Dub. As will soon become evident, this features a sample of General Levy’s Incredible – all fully licensed – but which does away with the more hectic drum n bass
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THE TURBANS: Baba Ganooz b/w Lost My Mind (Vinyl 7″)

The Turbans prove to have their heads well wrapped in psychedelia if new 45 Baba Ganooz b/w Lost My Mind is anything to go by. On the A side syncopated drums emerge from swirling guitars that anyone from Donovan to the Screaming Trees would be proud of and then before you know it the chorus arrives and everything suddenly goes a bit garage rock
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VAST AIRE: Airebender (prod. COSMIQ)

VAST AIRE:  Airebender (prod. COSMIQ)“Master of the elements is here/ And my tribe has no fear,” there’s no mistaking the voice of Cannibal Ox emcee Vast Aire as the man re-surfaces on new single Airebender – apparently as blissfully unaware of the vagaries of British-English slang as the financial backers of the film The Last Airbender. Other than that, it’s all good news for fans of Can. Ox who will also prick up their ears at
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DJ FILTHY RICH: 90s Reggae Hip-hop Vol. 2

DJ FILTHY RICH:  90s Reggae Hip-hop Vol. 2 - Free downloadSince you can probably count the number of people who’ve had a mixtape featured on monkeyboxing on one hand, you know it’s something special when one does get featured. In this case, DJ Filthy Rich returns with new mix 90s Reggae Hip-hop Vol. 2 – the sequel (and every bit as good) to his excellent first installment from two years ago which has received over twenty
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DUSTY DONUTS 13: Flamboyant Move b/w I Don’t Understand Love (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX)(Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 13:  Flamboyant Move b/w I Don't Understand Love (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX)(Vinyl 72018 seems to have brought with it an influx of musical goodies and here’s another. That’ll be Dusty Donuts 13 then which – while an unlucky number for some – is likely to prove lucky indeed for djs, for both sides are lady-catnip. On the A, Marc Hype and Naughty NMX make the Flamboyant Move of re-flipping James Gilstrap’s much-sampled seventies disco slowie Move Me
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VARIOUS: Funky Country (Vinyl LP)

VARIOUS:  Funky Country (Vinyl LP)Rating: ★★★★★ When Light In The Attic put out Country Funk in 2012, and then its sequel Country Funk Vol. 2 two years later, who would have thought that the made-up genre of ‘country funk’ (essentially any 70s country track on which the drummer wholeheartedly embraced the syncopated rhythm zeitgeist) could yield so many bangers. Now Perfect Toy Records get in on the
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DJ MAARS vs. TOM SHOWTIME: Number One b/w Dr D.R.E.A.D. (2018 Re-edit)(Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ Continuing an absolutely impeccable run of reggae/ hip-hop edit business, Easy Now Recordings recently dropped their EASY004 nugget which, like its predecessors, commits one new and one well-tested club banger to each side of a coloured vinyl 45 – in this case a suitably vibrant red. The ‘new’ is Maars’ solo rocksteady re-version of Bahamadia’s
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HOLLIE COOK: Vessel Of Love + 2018 Tour dates

HOLLIE COOK: Vessel Of LoveIf a couple of fairly big factors have changed since Hollie Cook’s last LP, you can rest assured that the new one, entitled Vessel Of Love, is the most fully-realised manifestation of her distinctive brand of pop-oriented dub reggae yet. Which is all very positive news given that Cook has switched labels from Mr Bongo (her home for her self-titled debut and 2014’s Twice) to Merge, based in the U.S.
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LACK JEMMON feat. KURNEL MC: Joan Jett (Remixes)

LACK JEMMON feat. KURNEL MC:  Joan Jett (Remixes)Having managed, arguably, to score the best track on Breakbeat Paradise’s recent Bring Back The Funk comp. with their earworm cut Joan Jett featuring Kurnel MC, Hungarian duo now bring back Joan Jett for the remixes. Of which there are six – which means the remix package of just this one track is the same length as – why – the entire EP on which the original appeared! But who got
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FEEL GOOD PRODUCTIONS feat. VOKAB COMPANY: Hold On To Your Money

FEEL GOOD PRODUCTIONS feat. VOKAB COMPANY: Hold On To Your MoneyHold On To Your Money, the new one from Italian production crew Feel Good Productions, finds emcees Burkey and Rob Hurt of San Diego’s Vokab Company hold forth about making ends meet. But that won’t stop you reaching for your wallet when you hear it. Despite the swamp-rock harmonica intro, this is all about resurrecting various aspects of the 90s West Coast underground with things
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