The mighty sequel to last year’s wildly successful free monkeyboxing LP finally arrives: the even filthier and even dirtier Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul: Vol. 2 which once more features a selection of the biggest FUNK, SOUL, HIP-HOP, PARTY BREAKS, and REGGAE bangers from 2011 plus a number of unbelievably hot exclusives and rarities from the likes of BADBOE & PROSPER, THE FUNK LEAGUE feat. DIAMOND D & SADAT X, KRASH SLAUGHTA, TOTALCULT, PULPFUSION and RENEGADES OF JAZZ. COP ALL TRACKS AT A DJ-READY 320 KBPS, FREE AND ENTIRE HERE:
Listen to PREVIEW MIX ONLY (i.e. NOT the album – you get that via the link above) on player below and read full tracklist and PR blah below that:
1. HERMA PUMA – Jungle Brothers vs. Peacemakers (previously free download)
2. JOE DRISCOLL – Mixtape Champs (MR BENN remix) (previously free download)
3. DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. Bass Nacho – Mr Brown (Breakdown Records)
4. KRASH SLAUGHTA Elements (Monkeyboxing exclusive)
5. TOTALCULT – On Like Donkey Kong (monkeyboxing.com exclusive)
6. DJ MONEYSHOT – Holla 4 Help (BigM Productions)
7. ROGER MOLLS – Jazz Club (previously self-released)
8. THE EXCITEMENTS – Won’t You Let Me Know (Penniman Records)
9. DEEP STREET SOUL – Hold On Me (Freestyle Records)
10. T BIRD & THE BREAKS – The Clap Hands Song (previously self-released)
11. BADBOE & PROSPER – Freak Hop Part 0 (previously limited on digital)
12. MR FANTASTIC feat. J.TODD – All The Critics High Noon Music
13. FOREIGN LEGION – Party Over Here (Hunger Strike)
14. PULPFUSION – Monkeyboxing On A Hammond (monkeyboxing.com exclusive until spring 2012)
15. RENEGADES OF JAZZ – Whipped Up (previously free download)
16. THE FUNK LEAGUE – Boogie Down Bombers (alternative version) (Favourite Records)
The idea was always to select the dopest cuts from the contemporary funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae and we’ve done it again for you.
Kicking things off for volume 2 is transatlantic production duo Herma Puma’s nifty hip-hop/ funk splice of the Jungle Brothers’ Jimbrowski and funk legends The Peacemaker’s Don’t Push Your Luck. This is swiftly followed by Mr Benn’s boom-skankin rework of Joe Driscoll’s paean to the analogue mixtape Mixtape Champs and then Mr Benn pick up the reggae-influenced baton with their mighty ghetto funk rework of Bob’s Mr Brown complete with the vocal stylings of Florida-based rasta Bass Nacho. Battle-scratch master and b-boy breaks producer Krash Slaughta drops the first of this album’s exclusives with his fresh tribute to the four skills – Elements and is followed by TotalCult who delivers the second in the form of a fat-ass slice of exclusive hip-hop fuelled party breaks – On Like Donkey Kong. Next up is DJ Moneyshot who comes good with the Sam & Dave fuelled banger Holla 4 Help before handing over to ‘French RJD2’ Roger Molls.
The first artist from Volume 1 to return, Molls this time around supplies a classy little funky breaks instrumental off his excellent The Man With Dusty Fingers LP, Jazz Club. Nice. Barcelona’s The Excitements produced one of the monkey’s favourite LPs of 2011 and here is the massive club-friendly Won’t You Let Me Know demonstrating the devastating soul power of singer Koko Jean Davis – stand aside Ms Jones. Two other acts returning for a second crack of the funky whip are Australians Deep Street Soul with a massively underrated funky soul cut Hold On Me off their recent LP Look Out, Watch Out and heavy Texan funk outfit T Bird & The Breaks with The Clap Hands Song – their chunky take on an old Shirley Ellis soul cut from their latest LP Never Get Out Of This Funk Alive.
Badboe & Prosper provide a neat segue back into sample-based beats and show why they’re highly respected on the ghetto funk scene with the funk and hip-hop sampling Freak Hop. Then we’ve got a brace of hip-hop bangers – Bristol-scene luminary Mr Fantastic feat. J. Todd teams up with J. Todd of Def Harmonic to deliver the huge Meters-sampling All The Critics and Bay Area legends Foreign Legion provide the biggest party cut off last year’s Night Moves LP – Party Over Here . Swiss beat-scientist PulpFusion delivers a monstrous slice of organ-led funky breaks in the form of Monkeyboxing On A Hammond that you won’t find anywhere else until later this year and Renegades Of Jazz does what he does best with Whipped Up’s energetic b-boy breaks.
Finally it’s time to round things up with a chilled-but-massive hip-hop closer from The Funk League – the alternative version of debut album track Boogie Down Bombers featuring none other than – wait for it – Diamond D of the DITC crew and Sadat X of Brand Nubian. Boom.
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CREDITS: Massive thanks, props and respect to the artists and record companies involved – you are all legends! Special thanks also to The Hawk, once again, for his assistance with the mysteries of the hideously counter-intuitive Photoshop (I owe you a pint!) and The Hawk and Kelly for modelling.