Monthly Archives: December 2019

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N' Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPEAt the eleventh hour, (or more accurately, in the twelfth month) Bombstrikes make sure there’s still time to start the commotion before 2019 is out with the release of Funk N Beats Vol. 7.  You could be forgiven if you had become anxious that the year might pass with no new instalment at all, especially given that last year saw no fewer than three volumes of the now six year old Funk N
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Don’t Give Up

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Don't Give UpPrefaced by a lovely little guitar vamp, Lee Fields’ new single and soul slowie Don’t Give Up (the bonus track from this year’s It Rains Love album), encourages the listener not to give up on love when the ‘winds of uncertainties have rattled your faith.’ Is Mr Fields having another lady crisis or could he be talking about love in a wider sense? The PR blah notes that the track contains, ‘the
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KID ACNE: ‘Bubblegoose Empire’ and ‘Council House Boys’ videos

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/kid-acne-bubblegoose-empire-and-council-house-boys-videos/Fresh from releasing superb long player Have A Word, Kid Acne drops two more videos for LP tracks Bubblegoose Empire and Council House Boys. If you’ve checked the album you’ll know it crackles with K.A.’s wry lyrics as he, “cascades cadence, unique…[turns].. of phrase over fresh beat arrangements,” the latter being psych-tinged boom-bap production from Chicago’s Spectacular
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THE FUNKSTAMATICS: The Reverend

THE FUNKSTAMATICS: The Reverend More Hammond-funk vicar? Yes, it’s time to welcome back the artists formerly known as Euro Cinema – a.k.a. The Funkstamatics – with new single The Reverend. Long aficionados of the sound once purveyed by Blue Note and Prestige Records back in the day, the band this time treat your ears to a chugging groove that harks back to their early days jamming in the studio with no
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MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019

MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019Mr Bristow’s Christmas mix has become something of an annual seasonal fixture on MB over the last five years so now that it is actually 1 December (and notwithstanding the fact that retail stores and TV seem to have been pushing the festive period since 1 September) here is…the 2019 Brex-mas Mix-Up! Bit controversial Mr B – but tell us what voters – er – I mean listeners can expect.  Sorry –
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THE REBEL: JBs NEED SOME MONEY (Vinyl 7″)

THE REBEL: JBs NEED SOME MONEY / Hot Groove (Vinyl 7“Freddie’s dead!”
“No he ain’t!”
“Freddie’s dead!”
“No he ain’t!”
“The Rebel’s disco-funky You Can Have A Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be Straight edit, JBs Need Some Money finally made it onto 45!”
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