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ALDO VANUCCI feat. QnC: Spell It Out (audio premiere)

ALDO VANUCCI feat. QnC: Spell It Out (audio premiere)The release of the second album from Plymouth’s 14th best DJ, Mr Aldo Vanucci, is imminent – so when the chance came to premiere a track off it, naturally the monkey snapped it up. Which track to pick though, for the album is packed with dancefloor heat?  It could have been a tricky but there are three classical ways to see off the horns of a dilemma – choose one horn, choose the other
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MARTHA HIGH: ‘Mama Feelgood’ audio premiere (2017)

MARTHA HIGH:  'Mama Feelgood' audio premiere (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ The monkey does like to line up a dope audio premiere for you and this one is a real treat – James Brown’s original funky diva, Martha High, covers Lyn Collin’s Mama Feelgood with Osaka Monaurail as her backing band. And damn if it ain’t as good as the original. The track is the highlight of Tribute To My Soul Sisters – a whole LP from High and Osaka Monaurail out later
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DJ MONEYSHOT VS MR CRITICAL: Inbox Soundclash Vol. 2 (2017) Audio premiere

Rating: ★★★★★ If you’re reading this, it means you’ve got yourself a ringside seat to the audio premiere of Inbox Soundclash Vol. 2 on which the UK’s super Solid Steel selectah DJ Moneyshot goes mano a mano with Belgian legend Mr Critical once again! Oh shit! As Moneyshot himself puts it, “each DJ gets ten minute turns to cold rock the spot with the illest selections and call out his
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AIM & QNC: How It All Got Started – Curt Cazal Remix EP (2017) Audio premiere

How It All Got Started Curt Cazal Remix EP Aim QnCAim & QnC LP The Habit Of A Lifetime (And How To Kick It) finally made good on a promise to unite occasional collaborators UK producer Aim and veteran NYC emcee duo Q-Ball & Curt Cazal for the course of a full album. And the results were everything you could have hoped for – to the extent that it was MB’s 2015 album of the year. Two years on and you might well be jonesing
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THE ALLERGIES: ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ audio premiere (2016) + Jalapeno Funk Vol. 8 The Allergies DJ Mix

vol-8-jalapeno-funkRating: ★★★★★ The moveable feast (previous volumes have surfaced variously anywhere between December and May) that is Jalapeno Records’ Jalapeno Funk Vol. 8 is out today and who better to produce a 55-minute mix of the bombs thereon than The Allergies? Exactly – no-one. The Allergies it is then. Do they appear on it? I should coco! Their massive Since You’ve Been
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CHAINSKA BRASSIKA feat. TOOTS: Don’t You Try (2016) Audio premiere

dont-you-try-chainska-brassika-tootsRating: ★★★★★ Imagine if you were a bunch of young ska-loving rascals and your band not only won – say – the world reggae contest but as a consequence you got to record with – oohh, I don’t know – Toots Hibberts of Toots & The Maytals fame at – maybe – the Harry J Studios where Bob Marley cut umpteen tracks. Of course one young band don’t need to imagine this
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IRIS GOLD: Ten (2016) Audio premiere

ten-iris-gold-audio-premiereGet yourselves ready for Iris Gold whose Marsha Hunt Mixtape (named after Mick Jagger’s former afro-sporting missus) is in the offing for a December drop with influences ranging from Howlin Wolf to Blaxploitation flicks, the Beastie Boys and De La Soul. “I imagined I was in a movie based in 70s Harlem during the hot summer chillin’ with with Lalo Schifrin,” says Gold. She’s
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