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MELTING RECORDS: ‘Humble Dubbers’ Vinyl LP COMPETITION (2017)

MELTING RECORDS:  'Humble Dubbers' Vinyl LP Competition(For competition details, skip to the end – closing date Thursday 5th October)
All keen downtempo fiends should know by now the name of Melting Records, since this Greece and France-based label has been dropping quality mellow bombs since 2013 – including last year’s classy The Blue Square long player from The Blue Square. Recently however, the label have

THE BOBBY DEANS BIG BAND/ KRASH SLAUGHTA Oh! Oh! Here He Comes/ Elephants Graveyard (Remix)(2016) + WIN a super ltd. test pressing

Oh Oh Here He Comes Bobby Deans Krash SlaughtaRating: ★★★★★ Now then – this is the sort of thing that gives you the shivers – in a good way. A bit like the horns on the opening of the A-side. It goes like this: turntable legend and former UK DMC champion Paul Smith a.k.a. Krash Slaughta goes on one of his regular crate-digging trips in Glasgow and happens across a 1972 LP by one Bobby Deans on a label called THOR and is

THE EXCITEMENTS: UK tour + win free entry to THE EXCITEMENTS @ THE JAZZ CAFE 19 March 2014

The Excitements Jazz Cafe 2014The world’s finest contemporary mid-sixties soul/ rnb-style outfit, The Excitements, hail from Barcelona, boast a supertight rhythm section to match anything on the Daptone stable and, in pint-sized Tina Turner-esque singer Koko-Jean Davis, a frontwoman to rival Sharon Jones herself. That’s no frontin’ either – check the video for recent single Ha Ha Ha below for proof. The band also have a four

MASTA ACE: Win signed copy of ‘MA-DOOM: Son Of Yvonne’ album (2012)

Golden era legend and former Juice Crew emcee Masta Ace is still kickin it like that with his latest project. Despite sounding like some sort of crazy Eastenders-matriarch/ supervillain hybrid MA-DOOM is actually Masta Ace’s recent project using the Special Herbs instrumentals of DOOM (the artist formerly known as MF DOOM) which forms the musical basis for his lyrical tribute to his late mother – Yvonne. In order to big up the

HOGLODYTES: ‘Peace Soup EP’ COMPETITION (2012) Exclusive

COMPETITION CLOSED – gotta be quicker than that fam! Congratulations to Dan in Cornwall and Rob in East Sussex. Fancy winning one of two rare-as-buggery vinyl test pressings of the forthcoming UK west coast/US east coast hip-hop crew HoglodytesPeace Soup EP? You can hear it below – you won’t be disappointed – four tracks-worth of nineties-style party bumps

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

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!

VAST AIRE: ‘Nomad’ video + Vast Aire producer competition – 2011

This’ll be the video to the Nomad single that the press release included in yesterday’s post about Aire’s new album Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey lauded as ‘reminiscent of Cannibal Ox but will hit you harder.’ The same press release, incidentally, that said video wasn’t actually available with. Not to worry, the vast (sorry) underground hip-hop marketing machine rumbles onward down the internet superhighway like some gargantuan

COMPETITION: WIN free entry to PLAID vs. RED SNAPPER @ Koko 20 Nov 2010

Soundcrash Promotions are falling over themselves with generosity yet again! They’re offering free entry (plus one) to a night of bacchanalian beat craziness (alright – it might be a bit more chill than that) on 20 Nov. at London’s Koko with entertainment ably provided by the likes of Plaid, Red Snapper, Luke Vibert, Ninja Tune’s newest


Whether you’ve got a head for beats or like beats for the head it’s fairly safe to say this gig will rub your rhubarb the right way. As luck would have it monkeyboxing.com can ensure that such an experience comes to you and a companion entirely free. All you have to do is answer the question below by 14 July and mail in your answer – first two correct answers get themselves plus one on the guestlist. Get ya skates on innit! COMPETITION CLOSED – congrats to the winners!
COMPETITION QUESTION: What was the name of The Herbaliser’s debut LP on Ninja Tune? (Email your answer to: monkeyboxing.editor@yahoo.com)

(PRESS RELEASE) Soundcrash at KOKO with:
Plus LAZY HABITS + P45 and more very special guests

9 – 3 Sat 24th July @ KOKO, Camden, LONDON

A truly cataclysmic selection of the forerunners of left-field electronic music hits Camden’s most prestigious venue this summer…

Our all-time favourite funky, forward-thinking, experimental hip-hop collective The Herbaliser make a welcome return to form with their full 10-piece band in anticipation of The Herbaliser’s “Herbal Tonic” ‘best of’ release on Ninja Tune in June 2010. Founded by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry during the 90s, the Herbaliser have been responsible for some of the most memorable releases during Ninja Tune’s early years. Their unique fusion of Jazz and Hip Hop is best experienced when seen live, and in Koko’s beautiful surroundings this promises to be a very special set full of good vibes, lush instrumentation and plenty of colourful sounds!

Tripped-out beat-makers supreme Anti Pop Consortium join them; one of the most unique and progressive hip-hop outfits in the world they’ve found the perfect mix of smooth rhymes, group wordplays and psychedelic bass-lines which they use to entertain the crowds at their shows in a distinctly APC manner. Classic tracks such as ‘Ping Pong’ blend seemlessly in to newer joints like ‘Volcano’, all tied together with some properly brilliant avant-garde beat jams and accompanied by the ever smiling faces of four blokes LOVING what they do! Its infectious stuff…

One half of Skalpel, Poland’s biggest music export, Igor Boxx flies over to London exclusively to play a 4-deck AV set tonight on the giant at Koko. With a series of wicked Solid Steel mixes under his belt, Igor will be ready to prove how cut-and-paste djing is done inEastern Europe. And we can’t bloody wait.

Venue: Koko (1A camden Hight Street, NW1 7JE)
Line-Up: The Herbaliser (Full Live Band) + Anti-Pop Consortium (Live)
+ Igor Boxx (AV Set) + P45 + more tba
Date: Saturday 24th July 2010
Time: 9-3
Tickets: 15 advance, 20 on the door
Tickets available from: www.ticketweb.co.uk – www.soundcrashmusic.com
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