Monthly Archives: December 2018

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2018!
(See – Top 10 Tracks – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – RWW II

It’s the double whammy! RWW get the LP and track top slots with their mix of rocksteady, soul and sixties rnb!

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest tracks of 2018!
(See – Top 10 Albums – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – Pot Of Gold

Irresistible rocksteady opener from the LP


DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI:  Soul Flip EditsIf you haven’t been asleep for the last couple of years, you’ll have noticed a healthy interest in funk and soul edits sympathetic to the original tracks in the vinyl 45 DJ market. Professor Shorthair and a galaxy of guest producers are now multiple volumes into the NOLA Breaks series of New Orleans-specific funky edits, Soopasoul has

DJ CLAIRVO: El Clarividente

When better to release an album redolent of tropical heat than at the point in the year when the nights are longest and coldest? And that is precisely what the MustBeat crew’s DJ Clairvo has done with El Clarividente having used his powers of prescience to judge it the opportune moment to collect nearly a decade’s worth of Latin-influenced party breakbeat gear together and unleash the

SKEEWIFF: Put Your Hands Together

SKEEWIFF:  Put Your Hands TogetherRating: ★★★★★ Ladies and gentlemen, it’s always an event when a Skeewiff album comes out so put your hands together for the new LP entitled – er – Put Your Hands Together. Of course posting about such an event a month after its release could be seen as somewhat remiss – but then that’s the autumn release schedule isn’t it? Everything comes at once and trying to stay on top

ENRIQUE LYNCH: African Bump b/w K-Jee (Vinyl 7″)

Continuing their services to obscure Afro-Latin funk, Matasuna Records comes correct with yet another official reissue 45, this time showcasing a brace of cuts by Enrique Lynch – or rather Enrique Lynch Y Su Conjunto. The A-side is African Bump, an organic sounding slice of funky disco with an Afro-Latin vibe pursuing a horns-led and multi-layered percussive path through the sweaty


VARIOUS:  Bless Up EPRoasting those beats over an open fire is what’s happening on Cuttin’ It Fine Records latest booty edits package The Bless Up EP featuring the cheeky work of Pecoe, Hipsta, Mr Fitz, Frankie More and Gramophone Soul and spanning the genres of funk, hip-hop, dnb, glitch and disco. Thus we find that trouble-man Frankee More glitching around with Jungle’s Happy Man, Mr Fitz

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 6 – SMOOVE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVEOnce upon a time not even an annual affair, the popularity of the Bombstrikes label’s Funk N’ Beats compilation series has seen it become a thrice-yearly event in 2018. Now, following Fort Knox 5’s Vol. 4 and The Allergies’ Vol. 5, comes Vol. 6 to wrap (or possibly rap) up the year, compiled by none other than the man they call Berry Geordie – Newcastle’s favourite bongo-playing, producer

BEATS & CULTURE: Snake Pit (Stove Mix)(JUNGLE FIRE) b/w Lokums & Matches (PALOV & A. ANGELIDES)(Vinyl 7″)

The second of two dope sevens from the new collaboration between the Beats & Culture Youtube channel and Melting Records is this – a 45 featuring L.A. outfit Jungle Fire on the one side and Athenian producer Palov and his guitar-toting homie A.Angelides on the flip. The former provides the spaghetti Western-tinged rootsy dub of Snake Pit (The Stove Mix) an appropriately hypnotic and

BEATS & CULTURE: Tom’s Thai (DJ DSK) b/w Southern Magnolia (NICKODEMUS with MAHARAJ TRIO) (BNC 001) (Vinyl 7″)

BEATS & CULTURE:  Tom's Thai (DJ DSK) b/w Southern Magnolia (NICKODEMUS with MAHARAJ TRIO) (BNC 001) (Vinyl 7Yet more seven inch goodness before Christmas? Yep. This time the Beats & Culture Youtube channel have linked with Melting Records to launch a new series of 45s promising to cover hip-hop, breaks, dub, afrobeat and combinations thereof. The first drop is this which features UK to Asia transplant DJ DSK who spicily blends boom-bap with Thai influences and choice vocal cuts on