Tag Archives: 2011

UGLY DUCKLING: ‘Turn It Up’ live video (2012)

Shortly to embark on a multiple-date November UK tour, the best and hardest-working true-school party hip-hop band, Ugly Duckling, show how they did it like that when they were here last autumn by dropping a brand new live video for Taste The Secret album cut Turn It Up. Splicing together footage from shows in London, Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton, Exeter, Plymouth

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums of 2011

(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2011 HERE)
N.b. This chart was compiled using a highly complex algorithm based on what has been blaring out of the monkeyboxing speakers most often in the last twelve month period…

1. TOM CARUANA PRESENTS – Wu Tang vs Jimi Hendrix ‘Black Gold’

You can’t put a mash-up album at number one! And yet here this is. And yes – it is that good

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks of 2011

(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2011 HERE)
N.B. This chart was compiled using a highly complex algorithm based on what has been blaring out of the monkeyboxing speakers most often this year…

1. Ugly Duckling – Elevation

Massive UD dancefloor banger off the new LP

CHART – December 2011

(NEW) =1. GonesTheDJ – Done Nothin

Super-disco badass rework of lesser-known Stevie funk cut

CHART – November 2011

(1) 1. Ugly Duckling – Elevation

Nothing bigger than UD’s dancefloor banger in the last month. Three is still the magic number!

RHYMESAYERS: London Tour Stories video (2011)

In which various artists on the 2011 Carhartt/ Rhymesayers tour relate why they love the Big Smoke. Or not. Slug found the bacon undercooked, Budo informs us that he’s half English and like everyone this side of the Atlantic he already drinks tea with pinkie raised and salutes the Queen while Evidence hates Heathrow but thinks the weed is pretty good. Thus it is Brother Ali alone, who

CHART – October 2011

(NEW) 1. Ugly Duckling – Elevation

Three is the magic number. UD back with massive dancefloor banger

RHYMESAYERS & CARHARTT: Mix competition (2011)

Ah – the mixtape, still with us despite the lack of – well…tape, really. So not actually a mix ‘tape’ then – more just a digital mix. Now vinyl’s one thing (and I, for one, applaud its refusal to die) but I’m not even going to pretend I miss tape. What a shitty old format. It stretched, it got chewed up, if you held it too close to a magnet it got wiped – yes, a mixtape was a delicate thing back in the day

CHART – September 2011

(NEW) 1. DJ Duct feat. The Regiment – Breakout

100% B-boy crack

SAVANT: ‘Make Your Move’ remix competition (2011)

COMP. closed – CONGRATULATIONS to KRASH SLAUGHTA, for the winning ‘Bravehearts Brass Refix’

Calling all hip-hop producers, ghetto funk old-school plunderers, mash-up jockeys and other beatsmiths – it’s competition time! Earlier this year true school emcee Savant (a.k.a. Stanstro) linked with OHHLA and RapReviews to drop the fresh original Make Your Move (vid below) which was produced by Luke ‘Wagon Christ’ Vibert no less! Now the acapella is up for grabs! Use it wholesale, chop it, re-arrange and supply your own beats but whatever you do – make it bang!