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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Black Rhythm Rap/ Makin Time (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Black Rhythm Rap/ Makin Time (Vinyl 7So successful was Cannon & Mirrorball’s last set of cut n paste disco antics for the Disco Bits label that they’ve been invited back again to do another 45 – Black Rhythm Rap b/w Makin Time. The latter cuts up Loleatta Holloway’s 1980s hit Love Sensation for a funky nu-disco excursion and in doing so reclaims the track as a sample source from the clammy hands of 90s Italo-house casualties Black Box. For the monkey though, it’s
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ALEXANDER NORMAN feat. DYNAMITE MC: Flamingo

ALEXANDER NORMAN feat. DYNAMITE MC: FlamingoDecked out in shocking pink and spending the entire time cooling off in water and eating, no bird says summer quite like a flamingo.  Which is probably why Alexander Norman named his new anthem for crazy nights and lazy days after it.  Featuring UK mic veteran Dynamite MC (doing a more breezy turn than usual on the mic – perhaps because he’s donned his Adidas shelltoes and is on
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Breakin’ The Riddim Vol. 3

BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Breakin’ The Riddim Vol. 3A bit later than last year’s Vol. 2, Vol. 3 of Breakbeat Paradise’s bashment breaks crossover comp. Breakin’ The Riddim has arrived with ten tracks to tun up the dancefloor. Twice as long as the initial volume and very slightly lighter than last year’s Vol. 2 the comp. sees a host of the usual suspects return: Cockney Nutjob, Fredy High and Basschimp (who’ve featured on both previous
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DAYTONER: Shedits 4 – The Latin Quarter

DAYTONER: Shedits 4 - The Latin QuarterRating: ★★★★★ The last couple of years have been busy for Daytoner what with all the live appearances with the band and the album and the 45s – so much so that we haven’t seen a new one of his always quality Shedits EPs for two years. Of course, we have been blessed with select tracks off volumes 1-3 appearing on vinyl seven inch but now it’s time for four new cuts and one previously
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Stories From The Highway

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Stories From The Highway He’s free-thinking, he’s got a funky essence and the Stories From The Highway LP is what Freethinker Funk Essence did next after March’s Ocean Drive 45. It is the Mannheim-based producer’s second full-length effort and provides nine tracks that extend and expand on the musical palette of first album – 2017’s The Traveler – which is to say the all-instrumental effort draws
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7?)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ And it’s here – DNA Edits Vol. 2 – the second 45 release on DJ DSK’s hot new edits label with our man following Vol. 1‘s reflips of Kool & The Gang and ODB with two equally dope but utterly different cuts. The A-side accentuates the funk in the Steve Miller Band’s 1973 album title cut Fly Like An Eagle by judicious application of a fat drum break along with various tweaks, FX and
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 88 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 88 (MORLACK)Morlack on Katakana Vol. 88? Didn’t MB already cover this? Nope, that was Katakana Edits Vol. 83 – also featuring Morlack, a mere two months ago. They don’t hang around (Vol. 89 is already out!) and neither does he – unlike the monkey who likes to take a holiday every now and then – hence the late love for this. This time it’s heavy party breaks-cum-nu-disco re-works of Tim Maia
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FREEDUST: Talk To Me EP

FREEDUST: Talk To Me EP Talk to me? Oh what as in,“Maserati 3200. Talk to me!”? No, don’t worry, it’s not the return of Terry Tibbs but rather new material from Freedust in the form of their Talk To Me EP. This four-tracker is the follow-up to last year’s Jump Up And Down EP and kicks off with a brisk but sexy female vocal title track that does everything to reinforce the monkey’s previous description of the outfit as the
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DJAR ONE / DJ TRON: The LH Body Rock / Bombshell (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE / DJ TRON: The LH Body Rock / Bombshell (Vinyl 7Forget Trump’s Russian rip-off military hardware parade and make way for some 45 calibre heavy weaponry from Djar One and DJ Tron on this new Burning Sole Records seven inch. The A-side finds Djar One unleashing monstrous funk drums augmented with guitar fuzz, subby bass and vocal samples from the likes of the Beastie Boys – though Black Dynamite gets a look-in as well. Over
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BEATS & CULTURE: BNC003 (Vinyl 12″)

 BEATS & CULTURE: BNC003 (Vinyl 12After more than a half year of silence, the Beats & Culture Youtube camp hook-up with Melting Records for a third release blending hip-hop and dub with exotic sounds – this time featuring The Spy From Cairo, Thunderball, Invisible Sounds and SomehowArt. That’s right, four tracks, which means that, rather than the seven inches of the first two releases, they’ve had to resort to the vinyl format of champions – the twelve inch – and
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