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The Doors The Good New Project Poe CTZN DelRating: ★★★★★ There’s more drug references than you can shake a spliff at on this extremely pleasant and presumably-Aldous Huxley-referencing slice of psychedelic hip-hop, The Doors. Essentially it’s a blissed-out six minute posse cut and behind the track is ‘supergroup’ outfit The Good News Project consisting of Poe & CTZN, Gee, Jam Baxter, Juan Aldarete, Toka


It’s a UK backpack-rap wet-dream as Mancunian knob-twiddler Pete Cannon teams up with Dr Syntax, Jehst and US West Coast Hiero legend Del The Funky Homosapien for ode to libertarianism Do What We Wanna Do. It’s a throwback to that kind of turn-of-the-millenium beat where it was the law that any video had to be a moving hand-held p.o.v. job shot through a fish

DELTRON 3030: Deltron Event II (2012) Album review

Rating: ★★★★★ Ignore everything I’ve ever said about releases taking a long time to come out. No one has ever taken the piss to this extent before. Mind you everything about Deltron 3030’s Deltron Event 2 screams ‘epic.’ There are the main participants (West Coast underground rap legend Del The Funky Homosapien, production legend Dan The Automator and turntablist legend Kid

DELTRON 3030: City Rising From The Ashes (2013) Free download single + Converse Represent live video

Rating: ★★★★★ Holy shitfire! It’s a brand new Deltron 3030 single – City Rising From The Ashes – and for free download no less. As it says on their soundcloud page, ” ‘City Rising from the Ashes’ is the lead single from the forthcoming Deltron 3030 album “Event II” signifying an official album release date is upon us.” About bloody time – production was laughably described as being ‘well under way’

DELTRON 3030: Deltron Event II – 2010 release? – Listen to new track

As previously reported on monkeyboxing, the sequel to Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala’s massive underground LP, 2000’s Deltron 3030 was (in time-honoured hip-hop fashion), due out ‘some time ago’…and there still isn’t a release date. But the monkey tirelessly searches the web so you don’t have to which is why we can reliably inform you things are afoot.


Man I used to love hi-tops the first time they were in so you can only imagine how gutted I was when they went out – I figured I’d just lie low until they came back in again. The thing is, they’ve been back in for a couple of years now and somehow I just feel a bit too old for them – which is my bad really as I won’t get to ever get to wear this brightly coloured hook-up between Del and skate shoe co. Osiris. Oh the irony…


DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN & TAME ONE: ‘Flashback’ video + ‘Parallel Uni-Verses’ LP details + tracklist + ‘Special’ free download

Del returns to form in straight-up banger shocker. You’ll have to excuse the monkey’s lateness in picking up on the Flashback single but I’d virtually given up on Mr Jones because his solo projects haven’t exactly been setting my world on fire in the last half decade and more with those tinny arcade game samples and increasingly esoteric lyrics. But then again he’s not solo here is he? This time it’s former Artifacts rapper Tame One’s turn to reign in the whimsical excesses that Del’s mind haemorrhages when left to its own devices. Flashback recalls nothing so much as the sophisticated bottom-heavy funk-vibe of on-form Hiero while two highly respected emcees reminisce about back in the day. Bodes very well for the upcoming Parallel Thought-produced Del/ Tame One project Parallel Uni-Verses from which it is lifted. Actually, while I think about it I’ve got a Parallel Thought 12” from a while back. The bass on it is just stupid. Check parallel-universes.com to listen to a few more tracks and download super-classy LP track Special below. Everything about this release screams quality. Del, I still love you.
Parallel Uni-Verses drops 13 October 2009 on Gold Dust.
Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One: Parallel Uni-Verses – Tracklist
1. Intro (Magic)
2. Keep It Up
3. Flashback
4. The Franchise
5. Specifics
6. Im A…
7. Before This
8. We Taking Over
9. Life Sucks
10. Teddy
11. Special – Download HERE
12. Gaining Ground
Del – Myspace
Tame One – Myspace

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN: Funkman – 2009 – Album review

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

On paper this sounded excellent – it was full of western promise. Del, the man with ‘funky’ in his name, the man who dropped Mistadobalina back in the day, the man whose discography includes two of the dopest old school LPs ever, was going to drop an LP called Funkman! News of this was swiftly followed by the ‘stimulus package address’ video shot in grainy black and white with funky president Sir DZL speaking to the hip-hop nation over a Hendrix-style guitar re-working of Hail To The Chief boldly claiming,”…for all of you who have been waiting, listening to hip hop and being so frustrated because of lack of funk – I’m here to bring your funk back to you.”
Ah yes, things were sounding good – and yet, somehow, during the making of Funkman one crucial thought apparently failed to occur to brave Sir DZL, for with this release, Del is the artist/producer equivalent of the man approaching the airport who has yet to realise that his passport’s still on the bed. I know it takes him an age to get an album out but surely one of his mates could have pointed out that this doesn’t have a single decent hook on it.
Noticeably the videogame sounds that characterised No Need For Alarm and last LP Eleventh Hour have been almost totally replaced and the cuts certainly draw from the funk but – correct me if I’m wrong – funk’s all about the dancefloor isn’t it? And the dancefloor likes hooks and beats that make asses move. So first track (and recent promo single) Get It Right Now takes two wrong turns immediately. Singularly bad because of its annoying, atonal, lyrics-drowning car-alarm loop it highlights an issue with the whole LP – the fact that the production is so busy and layered that it detracts from the raps. And They Thought It Was Hell gets a better uptempo beat, (though maybe it just seems better because a lot of the others fail to light any fires) but no hook. Go Against The Grain has an intrusive high-hat that ruins a good clavinet riff, King Of Fighters (the one obvious nod to videogames) is plain boring and so on and so forth until almost the end of the album. Normally an arena for filler or the experimental this is where the determined listener will find Straight From The Big Bad West Coast rolling over a monstrous synth bass and Del considering California’s place in hip-hop’s history – “You thought niggers were surfers/ You never got close enough to see where the dirt was”. Last up is Young Adrenaline which has the least cluttered production on Funkman and, trust me, it feels like a relief.
I don’t want to hate on Del, but even the better parts of this feel like the bits of No Need For Alarm or Both Sides Of The Brain that you’re tempted to skip.

Download – Del: Funkman

Del – Myspace

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN: Get It Right Now – 2009 – Single review/ Free download

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Is Del having a laugh? Get It Right Now seems to be based round a sample of a car alarm. Also, like a car alarm, it drowns out the possibility of focusing on any other sound – the rapping for example. Avant-garde or just shit? I really couldn’t care less – the only reason this is even getting one star is because Del’s rhymes are probably pretty good, if I could be arsed to listen and filter out that droning fucking loop. He made an excellent LP once called No Need For Alarm, a fact which may appeal to those readers with a sense of irony. I’d write more but listening to this is doing my head in.
Download: DEL- Get It Right Now – HERE

Del The Funky Homosapien – Myspace


Legendary West Coast MC Del The Funky Homosapien will be giving away his forthcoming LP Funkman via his website from April 7th this year. The title’s promising, let’s hope the beats and the rhymes hold more excitement than the hip-hop wet weekend that was his last drop The Eleventh Hour.
Del The Funky Homosapien – Myspace