Monthly Archives: December 2019

BADBOE: Stop Look Listen (Free download) + Basic funky break tutorial + sample pack

BADBOE: Stop Look Listen (Free download) + Basic funky break tutorial + sample packEver stopped, looked and listened to see if you could work out the basics for making a funky breaks track but failed dismally?  Fret not and let scene veteran Badboe school you instead with his new free download, accompanying video and sample pack. What? Yep – a new freebie from Badboe – Stop Look Listen – based around a certain Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross-sampling rap
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DAYTONER: David’s Doctor b/w Ooh Lalo (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: David's Doctor b/w Ooh Lalo (Vinyl 7Check Daytoner thinking he could slip the new ‘Friday’s Funky 45’ out under the radar just when everyone was sat around lethargic from rich food, lack of sunlight and a surfeit of alcohol. David’s Doctor employs the same David Axelrod sample used on The Next Episode by a certain production medic you may have forgotten about and teams it neatly with the world’s most famous drum
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BIG CROWN RECORDS: Crown Jewels Vol. 1

BIG CROWN RECORDS: Crown Jewels Vol. 1Big Crown’s Crown Jewels are out then. No, not like that – don’t be filthy – the monkey’s talking about new label comp. Crown Jewels Vol. 1 which, you guessed it, showcases the label’s not inconsiderable wealth of talent. Why, it’s a wealth that positively glitters and sparkles! Lee Fields – legendary soul survivor? On it twice – the title track of recent LP It Rains Love and another
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MODERATOR: The Mosaics

I suppose there are those who might be tempted to refer to new Moderator LP The Mosaics as a ‘world music’ album although to do so you’d have to square the soundshapes of its exotic samples with the more-or-less omnipresent slabs of boom-bap drums throughout. So that’ll make it an instrumental hip-hop album with exotic samples then? Much better and no, that doesn’t
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MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Vol. 4 + ‘Keep Watching’ video

MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Vol. 4With lunatics running the asylum on both sides of the pond, escaping Babylon has never seemed less likely or more desirable – just as well the Windy City’s Microphone Misfitz continue to fight the good fight with the recently-released Escape From Babylon Vol. 4. Like its two most immediate predecessors, the album features an intro from the one and only Darryl ‘D.M.C.’ Daniels – a credential
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2019

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2019Based 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 2019!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2019

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2019Based 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 2019!
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EDAN: Beauty & The Beat (Vinyl re-issue)

Rating: ★★★★★ The late nineties and early 2000s were an incredibly fertile time for underground hip-hop and two of the LP highlights from that era were Boston producer/ MC/ DJ Edan’s only two studio LPs to date. Debut, Primitive Plus made big waves but what followed was bigger still – a hip-hop Sergeant Pepper’s…to its predecessor’s Revolver. Utterly psychedelic from the swirling
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LONE NINJA: Rise To Power feat. KINETIC 9 (Prod. BLAQ MASK)

LONE NINJA: Rise To Power feat. KINETIC 9 (Prod. BLAQ MASK)Not had enough Lone Ninja recently, eh? Let the man himself emerge from the shadows to rectify that right now with new single Rise To Power, featuring Killarmy’s Kinetic 9 and produced by Blaq Mask. Could it be yet another harbinger of the long-awaited (but still not here) Day Of Reckoning LP? It certainly could. Expect epic synths, the sounds of an epic storm and more combat-based threats
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DISCOBETA: Breakin The Rulz

DISCOBETA: Breakin The RulzBreakin’ The Rulz (and I’m not just talking about spelling conventions), it’s Discobeta! Not for them sending promo out before release! Here is a duo that rock out with their cocks out and play dangerous – this dropped on 19 November after all. But never mind all that, what you need to know is that all the beats on this seven-tracker are originally composed and played and that (along
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