Monthly Archives: December 2022

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top Ten Albums 2022

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top Ten Albums 2022MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2022
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 2022!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2022 HERE)
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top Ten Tracks 2022

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top Ten Tracks 2022MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2022
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 tracks of 2022!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2022 HERE)
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NATHAN JOHNSTON & ANGELS OF LIBRA: Nine Angel Choirs For Christmas

NATHAN JOHNSTON & ANGELS OF LIBRA: Nine Angel Choirs For ChristmasJust in time for Crimbo, Irish singer Nathan Johnston and the Berlin-based Angels Of Libra release Nine Angel Choirs For Christmas, a seasonally-themed-live version of their recent collaborative LP track The Nine Angel Choirs. If you’ve checked previous material, you’ll accurately guess that means musically warm retro soul thrills over which Johnston croons in his gentle rasp –
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PALE JAY & OKONSKI: By The Lake

PALE JAY & OKONSKI:  By The LakeDespite sounding vaguely like characters off a Kevin Smith flick, Pale Jay & Okonski are actually the two latest signings to Colemine Records imprint Karma Chief and By The Lake is their new single. Singer/ producer Jay is German and Okonski just happens to be Steve Okonski of Durand Jones & The Indications but how did the collab. come about? Turns out hearing piano cut
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LONGDISTANCEDAN: Sun Filled Skylines

It might be that shortest day/ longest night time of year but LongDistanceDan is back with an EP full of Sun Filled Skylines – probably because he made this new collection of lo-fi instrumental beats in the summer’s blistering heatwave when even the effort of wafting a paper fan in front of your face resulted in being drenched in sweat. Proceedings commence with the appropriately
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THE EVERETTES: Soul Thing

THE EVERETTES: Soul ThingA Motown-ish name, a loping uptempo sixties style R&B single and a video shot in warm retro tones that kicks off (pun intended) with some blaxploitation-esque karate moves. – what’s not to like? That’ll be Soul Thing then, by Berlin-based nine-piece The Everettes, which focuses lyrically on the cultivating the soul and being a good person. The band is fronted by three soul sisters
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THE ROOTS: Silent Treatment (MR BOOM Dub Mix) Free download

THE ROOTS: Silent Treatment (MR BOOM Dub Mix) Worried you’re too old for a stocking? Fear not as Mr Boom gets his Santa on to ensure everyone gets some free Yuletide action this year in the form of his latest remix. That’ll be his take on The Roots’ hip-hop/ neo-soul nugget Silent Treatment off their 1995 LP, Do You want More?!!!??! on which Roots MC Black Thought bemoaned his – er – lack of action. Maybe he would’ve have got
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VARIOUS: Record Kicks Cinematic Nuggets LP

Record Kicks Cinematic Nuggets LPIf you were to speculate which contemporary funk and soul label would be capable of putting out the most impressive LP collection showcasing their roster’s chops when it comes to cinematic soul, surely Milan’s Record Kicks would be one of the first to spring to mind. Not that there’s any need to speculate now, since the label has just released new compilation LP Record Kicks Cinematic Nuggets, subtitled Psych
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NOMADE ORQUESTRA: Veggie Tales Vol. 5 – Casa da Arvore (Vinyl 7″)

NOMADE ORQUESTRA: Veggie Tales Vol. 5 - Casa da ArvoreIs it gypsy music? Is it Latin-influenced breaks? Is it reggae? Is it ska? Nomade Orquestra’s Casa Da Arvore would have you scratching your head a bit if you weren’t so busy having a shimmy to the Brazilian outfit’s hypnotic blend of all the above influences. That’ll be Vol. 5 in Little Beat More Records’ 45 series Veggie Tales which those in the know will be aware always come with a sticker
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SMILE DAVIS: Uh La La (ULURU 007)(Vinyl 7″)

SMILE DAVIS: Uh La LaRating: ★★★★★ If you’ve been following MB over the years, you’ll know the monkey has always been partial to a dope reggae-hip-hop mash-up – though there haven’t been too many of those floating around recently. It’s a party that had long been rocked by the likes of Shepdog, JStar and Mr Benn and latterly by DJ Maars – occasionally collaborating with cohort Tom Showtime. So when
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