Monthly Archives: August 2018

BASEMENT FREAKS: 80s Disco Funk sample pack

BASEMENT FREAKS: 80s Disco Funk sample packNot enough of an Egyptian Lover feel to your last single? Can’t get the Cameo you wanted? Not yet Prince of the disco breaks? Is your life over? Don’t be daft, punk! Basement Freaks has got you covered with his recent 80s Disco Funk sample pack which loads you up with seven full song kits (including key and tempo), two brass loops

MEGATIVE: Megative (album)

MEGATIVE: MegativeRating: ★★★★★ Here we go then – Megative’s debut LP channelling the sound of Ghost Town-era The Specials as if produced by Massive Attack across eleven tracks. What’s that – you wanted a proper review? Like that’s not enough to have you immediately seeking out a copy? Ok then, well, let me see now – I suppose there’s a bit of The Clash

THE LEWIS EXPRESS: The Lewis Express

THE LEWIS EXPRESS:  The Lewis ExpressOoh hello, soul jazz and fat drum breaks ahoy. Step forward Leeds-based The Lewis Express with new mini album The Lewis Express channelling the vibe of Ramsay Lewis and sometime Ramsay Lewis trio members Redd Holt and Eldee Young of Young Holt Trio/ Unlimited fame. As you can probably tell, they dig Ramsay Lewis a bit – alright – a lot

MR BIRD feat. MELO-D-MELO: Mind, Body & Soul Remix EP (B.I.R.D. 001)

MR BIRD feat. MELO-D-MELO: Mind, Body & Soul Remix EP (B.I.R.D. 001)It’d been a while since the monkey’d heard a chirp out of the Mr Bird camp until his new drop – the Mind, Body & Soul Remix EP flew in the other day. But what has he hatched out for us this time? Well there’s the original version of Mind, Body & Soul for starters which provides ever so slightly afro-tinged funk vibes with Melo D Melo providing a

FAB SAMPERI: Moonshine Crossroads

FAB SAMPERI:  Moonshine CrossroadsPacked full of summer goodness, Moonshine Crossroads sees Fab Samperi finally follow up his debut long player (2011’s Power Bossa) with a tardiness matched only by the lateness of this bit of MB shine. As ever though, the contents provide ample recompense for the wait and, as with Power Bossa, Samperi mixes up the old and the new, lacing pumping new beats with samples while a