Monthly Archives: August 2020

THE REGULATORS: Don’t Look Back In Anger b/w Love Is A Treasure (Vinyl 7″)

THE REGULATORS: Don't Look Back In Anger b/w Love Is A TreasureNext up from the practically one-man (but nevertheless mighty) 45 single-making machine that is Original Gravity Records comes this brace of covers from The Regulators – a.k.a. label boss Neil Anderson and whoever he’s co-opted for additional studio recording duties this time. And there’ll be no need to slip inside the eye of your mind in order to work out the source material for
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EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS: Pink Skirt

EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS:  Pink SkirtHard to believe the last time the monkey covered a joint Emma Donovan & The Putbacks’ release before new single Pink Skirt, was the Dawn LP six years ago, but six years it certainly was. Fast forward to the present and the new single shows that things have matured nicely over the intervening period with Pink Skirt – a richly evocative slice of elegiac soul. Lyrically it pays
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 (3 X Vinyl 7″ box set)

Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2If you’re into Latin 45s, you’ll be positively salivating to hear that Rocafort Records are about to drop Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 – snappily subtitled More swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanc√≥, Salsa & Latin Soul from New York City 1968?-?1972. That’ll be six hard-to-find cuts showcasing said genres across across a triple vinyl 7″ box set with liner notes from DJ Timber, no
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MORLACK: Cheeky Edits Vol. IV

MORLACK: Cheeky Edits Vol. IVThe cheekiness of Morlack knows no bounds as he returns to his favourite musical decade to re-vitalise a quintuplet of eighties R&B cuts for Cheeky Edits Vol. IV. Armed with his digital scalpel and the very latest in crisp breakbeats he’s set to work on cuts by O’Bryan, Al Jarreau, Konk, Herbie Hancock and Lizzy Mercier Descloux extending and boosting each until they’re fit to go
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NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetRating: ★★★★★¬† L.A. label F-Spot hit the spot dead centre with the monkey’s most anticipated 45 of the summer – Night Owls’ Gossip b/w Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get. Night Owls is a super-group formed from assorted members of California reggae band The Lions along with The Aggrolites’ Roger Rivas and the two tracks are, of course, covers of Cyril Neville’s Meters-backed bomb
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FOLD feat. MR GEE: Aphelion

Another cut to fall foul of the MB summer holiday chaos has been this effort from Leeds band, Fold, dropping a fortnight or so ago, hot on the heels of previous single Insurgent Mood. This time around it’s downtempo hip-hop number, Aphelion, featuring MC and poet Mr Gee on the mic and a searing critique of racial inequality. Gee’s lyrics pointedly include a pop at bandwagon-jumping
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PYROGENIC: Hard Like Steel

PYROGENIC: Hard Like SteelAfter numerous Cut Beetlez drops, here are yet more Finnish frolics from Fabyl Recordings in the shape of Pyrogenic’s latest single Hard Like Steel. The downtempo duo are veterans of making atmospheric instro beats since the early 90s when, armed with computer, sound card and tracker software, they pretty much had to make their own material given the apparent dearth of
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THE WINSTON BROTHERS: Winston Theme

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/tha-fun-police-kenny-beeper-mc-shureshock-snuze-freefall/Advertised with an image of a 45 label, it’ll no doubt come as something of a disappointment to punters when they find out that The Winston Brothers’ debut single, Winston Theme, on Colemine Records is only out on digital thus far. Especially when they cop the horns-heavy psych-funk groove of Winston Theme. The good news is that the word on the street, (alright, Colemine label comments on Youtube) hint at an autumn
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THA FUN POLICE (KENNY BEEPER/ MC SHURESHOCK/ SNUZE): Freefall

THA FUN POLICE (KENNY BEEPER/ MC SHURESHOCK/ SNUZE): FreefallIt’s Oz-hop time on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings with the release (no pun intended) of Freefall by Tha Fun Police – a crew consisting of a trio of established names – to wit: DJ/ producer Kenny Beeper, MC/ lyricist Shureshock and DJ/ MC Snuze. The EP consists of the chugging title track (plus no fewer than four remixes from Kibosh, Pecoe, Spenda C and Doctor Werewolf) and the
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WHIRLWIND D: Original Breaks To B-Lines

WHIRLWIND D:  Original Breaks To B-LinesSomeone you can always rely on to ensure his bars are underpinned with b-boy friendly beats is Whirlwind D and new long player Original Breaks To B-Lines is packed full of these and more besides. A career retrospective, the fourteen track album covers the nineties early days to D’s most recent drops on a resurgent 45 format and features ancient demos, new and old favourites
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