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 2017!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2017 HERE)
1. Son Of Sam – Cinder Hill
Hip-hop LP of the year bar none – a legendary array of emcees astride all-original true school beats …MORE
Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the biggest original tracks of 2017!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 LPs – 2017 HERE)
1. Eric Boss – Closer To The Spirit
Stone cold dope of the late 70s block party variety from E Da Boss …MORE
Time Lee Fields had a new single out isn’t it – what with his touring Europe in November? Oh look, he does and it’s called Time. And it behoves us to listen to the ruminations of the man formerly known as ‘Little JB’ since, with the sad departure of both Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, he is now the undisputed ‘Soul Survivor Number 1’. So what does Mr F have …MORE
What sort of festival would dare to host a stage where there was a strictly vinyl policy on which only 45s of thirty years age or more could be played? Turns out it’s this year’s Farmfestival in Somerset, UK – more precisely on the 19:20 Soul Express to Discoland hosted by The Vinyl Social and the Vintage Mobile Disco. Bristol’s Admin is more than up for the task though and has raided …MORE
The London Ska Festival is a massive annual event spread across three days every April which regularly features around a hundred bands as well as DJs and films to celebrate all iterations of ska and rocksteady music from its calypso and rnb pre-history, to its Jamaican heyday, the 2-Tone revival and beyond. And it has run for the last twenty-nine years. But this year’s festival may be …MORE
In just over a month it’s time for the London International Ska Festival again, the event (launched in 1988) that celebrates all things ska from its pre-history in calypso and rnb through the Jamaican first wave, the 2 Tone revival, 90s ska punk and beyond. This year there’ll be around a hundred bands appearing, DJs, films, sound systems, official Trojan Records and Greensleeves …MORE
It’s been a crazy-ass last six months here at MB and Monkeyboxing’s free annual funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae and breaks LP extravaganza very nearly didn’t happen this year. Primarily because MB was nearly permanently lost in the autumn. Happily, disaster was averted which means you lucky people get the mighty, mighty Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 7 bursting at the …MORE
Soul survivor Lee Fields is playing the UK and Ireland this week! Now – since there’s not much of the week left, he’s either doing very short gigs and lots of them – or not very many gigs. Unsurprisingly, it’s the latter. Fresh from the success of latest LP Special Night the man who’s been kicking it live since 1969 is bringing his band The Expressions over to these shores and …MORE