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MASH & MUNKEE: Superbad 7″ (2011)

With a name like that it was never going to be acoustic folk was it? Mind you with a name like that they’d better have captured the spirit of James Brown lest they forever be regarded as supershit. Fear not then, for German b-boy breaks merchants Mash & Munkee continue to ensure that nothing but quality leaves the funk factory as A-side Superbad bursts out of the speakers in time-honoured-chase-theme-horns-and-wah-wah fashion

RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Hip To The Jive (2011)

Rating: ★★★★★
Here he is, look, the only man to have done anything original (and good) with jazz and breakbeats since A Tribe Called Quest pretty much. That’ll be Renegades Of Jazz then – a.k.a. David Hanke – a jazz renegade if ever there was one. Put aside your notions of shitty old acid jazz and pretentious chin-stroky tossers – this isn’t anything like that kind of pretentious noodle wank

MADBALL SCIENTISTS: All This Beauty EP (2011)

Maybe it’s the fact that it’s scorchio outside, and I sit writing this in little more than my birthday suit fanned by dusky beauties in fur bikinis but at this moment in time Madball ScientistsAll This Beauty EP seems the very thing to be listening to. Maybe it’s because the Madball Scientists is a team up between Andre Lamb who hails from the adopted country of trip-hop, New Zealand and legend in his own lifetime David

RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Karabine EP – Release details

Everyone keeps trying to jazz the monkey at the moment. No, that’s not an euphemism, it’s just that the inbox keeps being filled (no, that’s not one either) with jazzy business (or that). And so we come to Renegades Of Jazz (i.e. David Hanke of Mash & Munkee) – the big signing to new label WASS of which the owner, ‘king of the northern beats’ (i.e. Smoove of Smoove & Turrell), himself claims combines, ”jazz dance and b-boy funk to devastating effect.” The phrase ‘jazz dance’ is like a cold shower of piss over here at monkeyboxing towers but I’ve had a listen and it’s got a bit of a Lalo Schifrin-esque edge – so that was quite redemptive really, as was it’s general all-round machine-gun percussiveness and summery sophistication. I preferred the spy (jazz) funk of flip Apple Sauce though. Reminded me of being chased round the shores of Lake Constance by KGB agents back in ‘67.
Renegades Of Jazz – Karabine EP – tracklist
1. Karabine
2. Karabine (Uptown Felaz remix)
3. Apple Sauce
4. Apple Sauce (Dusty remix)
(Out 24 May on Wass Records)

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