Monthly Archives: February 2022

TOM CARUANA feat. KOSYNE: Bounty Hunter On The Rise

TOM CARUANA feat. KOSYNE: Bounty Hunter On The RiseA Tom Caruana release is always a bit special round these parts so I’m sure you’ll be as pleased as the monkey to hear that the man behind mash-up albums like 2011’s epic Wu/ Hendrix Black Gold LP and original dope like 2017’s Son Of Sam Cinder Hill LP has new material in the offing. Enter forthcoming album, Strange Planet, which promises to be a total retro-sci-fi, boom-bap trip if

VICE BEATS feat. AUDESSEY, GREG BLACKMAN & KNUF: That Love/ That Love (SMOOVE remix)(Vinyl 7″)

VICE BEATS feat. AUDESSY, GREG BLACKMAN & KNUF: That LoveSuper early heads-up time here with news of a real treat from Bristol producer Vice Beats in the form of forthcoming 7″, That Love. Seems this 45 has been pressed up to celebrate the track’s two year anniversary in which time its notched up – ooh – a million plus plays. Lifted from the only official J Dilla tribute LP to have originated in the UK – i.e. VB’s Dilla: The Timeless Tribute, That


SHIRLEY DAVIS & THE SILVERBACKS:  Stay FirmStay Firm is the new one from Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks and it says here that Davis is, “singing from the heart and asking for patience and resilience in the face of adversity,” which she certainly is. Personally, I’d have gone for ‘Stand Firm’ as a title so it didn’t sound quite so much like the slogan of a Viagra advert. You can’t fault our Shirl’s pipes on this lilting soul burner though

DIASONICS: Origin Of Forms

Did somebody say ‘Hussar funk’? Well, actually Diasonics themselves did though it’s as good a term as any to describe the fresh blend of super crisp and funky drum breaks that they couple with Eastern-tinged cinematic and psychedelic sounds. If you caught previous singles Gurami and Deviants, you’ll know exactly what the monkey’s on about and while both of those are on the Origin

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: The Take Off (Ltd. vinyl 45)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: The Take Off (Ltd. vinyl 45)Get excited and buckle up for the take-off, wax donuts fans, because that funky German powerhouse The Mighty Mocambos has another vinyl 7″ lined up for your delectation entitled – er – The Take Off Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. The instrumental A-side initially perks your ears up with an Ethio-jazz sax intro. which quickly gives way to a rock solid drumfunk groove laced with subtle wah-wah

SUCKASIDE VS LROY: Unlicensed To Ill

SUCKASIDE VS LROY: Unlicensed To IllDo you miss the Beastie Boys? I miss the Beastie Boys. What better way to see in February on MB then, than to give copy space to Suckaside Vs LROY’s brand new Beasties mash-up LP. That’ll be ‘Suckaside’ as in the production alliance consisting of B-Side and Sucka Porductions and LROY as in SP’s very own brother and DJ cohort, of course. But what to name an LP featuring the vocal work