Monthly Archives: August 2018

MR BENN & PARLY B: Session Cork EP

MR BENN & PARLY B:  Session Cork EPWhile the monkey might be tardy in posting about this, rest assured the ever canny Mr Benn popped out his new Session Cork EP collab. with Parly B in time for the Notting Hill Carnival. As anyone familiar with the Bristolian producer and Doncaster toaster will expect, the dancefloor vibes are fully dancehall ready. Gwarn Go Bathe and Heat Up are
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HOLLIE COOK: Sweet Like Chocolate + video

HOLLIE COOK:  Sweet Like ChocolateSweet Like Chocolate sound familiar? That’s because it was top ten in several countries, a UK number one and the eighth biggest selling UK single of 1999. It didn’t sound like this though did it? No it didn’t, for the Shanks & Bigfoot original was about as mainstream as garage track could get. Step forward Hollie Cook nearly a decade later
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THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE VS DJP: Hit Me With The Horns

THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE VS DJP:  Hit Me With The HornsThe Bank Holiday arrival of new party breakbeat single Hit Me With The Horns can only mean one thing. That’s right – it’s time to welcome back a certain TBJ and DJP – or The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP as they style themselves – as if their horns were continually locked over production issues. And despite going around the horn, as it were, by
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SANGRE JOVEN: Zamba Zamba + VOODOOCUTS edit (Vinyl 7″)

SANGRE JOVEN:  Zamba Zamba + VOODOOCUTS edit (Vinyl 7Getting hold of an original 1975 vinyl 7″ of Zamba Zamba by Sangre Joven (a.k.a. their cover of Elkin & Nelson’s Samba Samba) has hitherto been something of a mission. As indeed has been finding out anything about this Peruvian outfit who, hitherto, have registered a big fat zero on interweb searches. Matasuna Records are not a
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VARIOUS: South Coast Rulers

VARIOUS:  South Coast RulersSouth Coast Rulers from Cuttin’ It Fine Records? Have they opened up a business selling shatterproof plastic measuring strips? Don’t be daft! It’s the new one from DJ Roast Beatz’ label featuring tracks from such esteemed production dons as El Bomba, Cockney Nutjob and two from the big man – Roast Beatz, himself – one in
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MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS: No Cliche

MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS:  No ClicheRight in the dog days of August, producer thatmanmunkz of Pan Amsterdam provides this little soother, No Cliche, from his ‘other’ hip-hop project Madison Washington a.k.a. his partnership with rapper Malik. Turns out the track is inspired by the band’s namesake Madison Washington who risked returning to the perils of slavery (having
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KEN: Closer To The Sun EP

KEN:  Closer To The Sun EPConsider the situation – your mates Discobeta have got you an ‘in’ with the Breakbeat Paradise label. The label are keen to take on your rolling breakbeat sitar blues bump and make it the basis of a release (the Closer To The Sun EP) which additionally features four remixes and the remixers they’ve lined up for you are Discobeta
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SUNNY & THE SUNLINERS: Get Down b/w Cross My Heart (Vinyl 7″)

SUNNY & THE SUNLINERS:  Get Down b/w Cross My Heart (Vinyl 7Big Crown continue their excellent work re-issuing the back catalogue of Sunny & The Sunliners by releasing what is arguably the band’s funkiest ever cut – their cover of Get Down – on 45. Another funk-collector’s holy grail, its only previous single release was on the label, Key Loc, set up by Sunny himself way back when and finds the band deliver
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KOOL HERTZ: Uberfly/ Chamelon Delight

KOOL HERTZ:  Uberfly/ Chamelon Delight Kool Hertz is back and revelling in old school influences with new drop Uberfly. Actually featuring two cuts, the title track is the one based around pieces of Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly over which are layered a heavy dancefloor drum break and more old school shout-outs and FX than you can shake a stick at. Meanwhile Chameleon
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution 1967-1978 (triple 45 boxset)

ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution 1967-1978 (triple 45 boxset)Rocafort Records rock the spot once again with another superb excavation and re-press, this time from three different eras no less, of New York’s latin music heritage with their triple 45 boxset Latin Underground Revolution boxset. Its full title pretty much explains the deal – Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa
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