Monthly Archives: July 2019

RESENSE 045: Turn It Dub (MAD DOC) b/w 3 Miles Down (SONO RHIZMO) (Vinyl 7″)

RESENSE 045:  Turn It Dub (MAD DOC) b/w 3 Miles Down (SONO RHIZMO) (Vinyl 7The mighty Resense edits machine makes a welcome return to the vinyl 45 arena this August with two drops released at the start of the month, the first of which is this double header. On the A-side is Mad Doc’s dub mashup of Anderson.Paak and T.I.’s Come Down with The Bamboos and Lyrics Born’s contemporary funky bump Turn It Up from 2010 and damn if both tracks don’t sound
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TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The Moon

TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The MoonTramp Records’ new compilation of lunar-themed nuggets, Trip To The Moon, was apparently inspired by the 2016-Nigerian-astronaut-stranded-in-space email scam. You know – the one about how a mission to rescue Abacha Tunde, stranded on a secret Russian space station since 1979, can only be organised by his cousin if some gullible – er – I mean helpful – foreigner will kindly transfer their bank details etc. etc. in return for which they
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: ‘Wake Up’ video

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: 'Wake Up' videoThe new video to Lee Fields’ funky lament Wake Up couldn’t have come at a more apposite time, could it? On the track, soul-man Fields delivers a funky look at the state of the nation and is exasperated by what he sees, exhorting people to ‘speak out’ about ‘all these lies’ against a backdrop of animated artwork courtesy of El Oms. A message you have to hope gets through given
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WARREN G & NATE DOGG: Regulate (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Funk For Days Remix) Free download

WARREN G & NATE DOGG: Regulate (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Funk For Days Remix) Free downloadThought Warren G & Nate Dogg’s most famous cut had been utterly rinsed on the remix front? Think again. To celebrate a quarter century of Regulate, the one and only Rhythm Scholar has gone buck wild on the funk samples front and re-regulated things with a full clip of samples from the likes of Edwin Starr, Stevie Wonder, The Blackbyrds along with – er – ‘nu-skool breaks’ commando FreQ
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ALDO VANUCCI feat. KYLIE AULDIST: You’re All Show (FLEVANS remix)

ALDO VANUCCI feat. KYLIE AULDIST: You're All Show (FLEVANS remix)Seems it’s finally time for You’re All Show, the Kylie Auldist-featuring highlight from Aldo Vanucci’s recent Digging For A Living album to get a single release and it’s accompanied by a Flevans remix. The big band funk sound of the original has actually been floating around since 2012 when it first appeared on Vanucci’s Love Is Loops EP (so you must know how dope it is by now!) and, sadly, it still isn’t out on 45 as this is a digi-only release
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DJ PNUTZ: Work Flow

DJ PNUTZ: Work Flow Two time San Diego Music Award nominee DJ Pnutz is back with new LP Work Flow, the first of two planned album releases this year. MB readers will be more familiar with Pnutz from her atmospheric, vocal sample-laden b-boy breaks material from such LPs as Play That Beat Mrs DJ or 16 Psyche whereas the idea on this one was to drop straight neck-snapping hip-hop beats. And
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JSTAR feat. KINCK & VURSATYL: Rise Up EP (Premiere)

JSTAR feat. KINCK & VURSATYL: Rise Up EP PremiereJStar returns very shortly with his Rise Up EP and the monkey is honoured to be able to premiere the whole thing before the drop date.  The release showcases what is, in effect, a missing track from 2016’s Stand To Order LP since Rise Up wasn’t quite ready when the album dropped. As the title suggests, it is a message of empowerment if not downright revolution. Not sure what could have
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WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: ‘Still Doin It’ video

WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: 'Still Doin It' videoHere’s another hip-hop 7″ for the b-boys in the form of Whirlwind D’s cautionary tale Still Doin’ It, over an epic beat from Djar One with cuts by Specifik. A cautionary tale? Yes – and one about addiction. To hip-hop. “I might be old but it doesn’t really matter/ The beat gets fatter my knees are being battered.” Jesus D! Were you never warned what hip-hop could do to a man?
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JURASSIC 5: What’s Golden (TOY BEATS remix) Free download

JURASSIC 5:  What's Golden (TOY BEATS remix) Free downloadIt’s been over a month since the last free download on MB but never fear for Toy Beats is here neither balling nor shot-calling but taking it back to What’s Golden. That’s right, we break this extended period of musical privation with TB’s rerub of the biggest track off the mighty Jurassic 5’s 2002 LP Power In Numbers. Now fifteen bpms faster than the original, the track finds Zaakir
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SANTA SEMELI AND THE MONKS: Where Is The Disco In This Town?

SANTA SEMELI AND THE MONKS: Where Is The Disco In This Town?Looks like today has become ‘disco day’ this week on MB so what better time for London-based outfit Santa Semeli And The Monks to ask (with tongue firmly in cheek) Where Is The Disco In This Town?. Like they don’t already know. Coupling a pumping but funky late seventies groove with the Bowery-flavoured campness of the video (performance artistes and arch looks abound), the outfit fully
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