Monthly Archives: December 2021

INCREDEEPLE, KESTA & DJAR ONE: Beats House Records Xmas 2021 Mix

INCREDEEPLE, KESTA & DJAR ONE:  Beats House Records Xmas 2021 MixThe period between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day isn’t traditionally a time for stuff to hit the monkey’s virtual doormat but when this traditionally-themed mix from the Beats House Records crew did make it through the letterbox on Christmas Eve, it seemed rude not to post about it. Of course, few were going to be reading on Christmas Eve or Day and on Boxing Day – what
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top Ten Albums 2021

Monkeyboxing - Top Ten Albums 2021MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2021
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 2021!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2021 HERE)
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top Ten Tracks 2021

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2021
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 2021!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2021 HERE)
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3 (Vinyl 7″)

J ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3ust in time for Christmas ears if not for stockings (it releases on Christmas Eve) comes the third instalment in Rocafort Records’, Latin Underground Revolution series. That’ll be the comprehensively (if not snappily) titled Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3: Ansonia Records Rare Groove: Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga & Salsa from NYC, 1960-1976.  A six-track, triple vinyl 7″ pack fully
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URSULA 1000 feat. EMMA NOBLE: Gimme A Sign

URSULA 1000 feat. EMMA NOBLE:  Gimme A SignYou can always rely on NYC’s Ursula 1000 for retro-futuristic sounds so it’s no surprise that Gimme A Sign kicks off with Latin boogaloo-style bongos and scorching Hammond keys. Our Ursula’s not one to confine himself to a single decade in his influences though so when a pumping nu-disco beat commences, adorned with synthwork, boogie and even Eastern influences
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KERBSIDE COLLECTION: Glaze

KERBSIDE COLLECTION: GlazeRating: ★★★★★ Ok, the monkey overlooked this one but it was for personal reasons so hopefully that’ll excuse the late coverage of Glaze from Aussie ensemble Kerbside Collection. And what Glaze is, is a slice of summery, funky library music-style groove. It says here, ‘Are you ready to sunbathe on the golden beaches of Queensland?’ but to be honest it’s the sun-drenched blacktop of
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UMOZA MUSIC PROJECT: Down By The Beach/ WOODFIELD ROAD ALLSTARS: Ghetto Guitar (Vinyl 7″)

Umoza Music ProjectYet more reggae from the Original Gravity label and rather than the more usual ‘boss’ ‘sound of ’69’, this one heads in an afro-rootsy direction – at least on the A-side with Umoza Music Projects’s Down By The Beach conjuring visions of beach shacks and palm trees. Un-seasonal as that it is, it’s arguably a highly welcome distraction from yet another Covid-Christmas of government
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TIMEWARP INC. meets VIRGINYAH ft. RSN: Out Of Control

TIMEWARP INC. VIRGINYAH Out Of ControlIf it doesn’t seem like a minute since Timewarp Inc.’s last drop, maybe that’s because it hasn’t been. Nevertheless, here he is already with the follow-up, a remix of an RSN-produced track by Virginyah from the spring. As with the original and his own previous release Dubshine, Timewarp sticks with the reggae for his version of Out Of Control and is manifestly in charge of proceedings
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SIMFONYX: Der Maulwurf/ Eolomea

SIMFONYX:  Der Maulwurf/ EolomeaIt might be coming up for Christmas but here’s a glimpse of what the new year holds in store from Markey Funk’s Delights label – a SimfOnyx 45 entitled Der Maulwurf b/w Eolomea. The former track delivers crunchy retro sci-fi-isms that take their cue from East German cinema.  In practice, this means a staccato kick/snare drum pattern foregrounded due to sparse additional layers of
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X-RAY TED (feat. NATHANIEL HALL): Get Out The House

Rating: ★★★★★ If you’ve got the arse that a combination of government incompetence and corruption along with viral evolution have jointly conspired to ruin the second Christmas and New Year period on the trot (and why wouldn’t you?) X-Ray Ted has just supplied your anthem – Get Out The House. Obviously, getting out the house may not end especially well at the moment, but
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