Tag Archives: Funk

DJAR ONE: You Keep Me Hangin On’ b/w I Can Feel Your Love (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE:  You Keep Me Hangin On' b/w I Can Feel Your Love Need more soul in your b-boy sets or b-boy in your soul sets? Djar One’s your man as he re-versions two sista cuts from the sixties! First up is a supreme-ly beat-match friendly take on the Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned You Keep Me Hangin’ On as sung by everyone’s favourite Motown girl group. Meanwhile, on the flip you’ll be feeling the drums as some heavyweight
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BLACK SUGAR: Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7″)

BLACK SUGAR:  Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7Keeping up the rare Latin vinyl 45 pressure, label Matasuna step up a gear by dropping this first ever vinyl-only reissue of two seventies cuts by Peruvian Latin funk-soul brothers Black Sugar a mere month after the last drop from Enrique Lynch. First up is Viajecito which travels an initially psych-funky road of sinister wah-wah and tribal screams before lightening the mood somewhat by
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 6: I Can’t Get Next To You (WONDERLOVE Re-edit)/ Swim (WONDERLOVE Short edit)(Vinyl 7″)

SOUL FLIP EDITS 6:  I Can't Get Next To You (Wonderlove's Re-edit)/ Swim (Wonderlove's Short edit)(Vinyl 7Seeing the post title here, some of you might be thinking, ‘Er – but what happened to Soul Flip Edits 5? The last one I remember was Soul Flip Edits 4!’ And you’d be right. Don’t panic though. Turns out there’s been an issue at the pressing plant and in an endearingly analogue type of way, number 5 will now arrive out of sequence. In the meantime, what the Soul Flip crew
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1Aye, aye – Smoove & Turrell unlock the stems for a trio of cuts off their recent Mount Pleasant long-player and step hastily back as a horde of remixers steam in to get their scaly claws into the Geordie pair’s neo-disco and soul. Emerging bloodied and torn but triumphant from such a Darwinian bloodbath are Valique, Basement Freaks and Dr Rubberfunk. Clutched in Valique’s scarred
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LEE FIELDS: It Rains Love (Vinyl 7″) + video

LEE FIELDS:  It Rains Love (Vinyl 7Veteran soul man Lee Fields is back already with new single It Rains Love, and as our Lee’ll tell you – when you do find that special person, you hang on to them because, “when you got someone…who really loves you…you got everything.” I think that calls for a song! A downtempo drum break maybe, some reflective instrumentation and that voice of course. Oohh – I know – and a video
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MR BRISTOW: Chinese Kung Fu Money (Free download)

MR BRISTOW:  Chinese Kung Fu Money (Free download)Here we go then – a new year and a fresh free download for y’all from none other than the generously free-spirited Mr Bristow in the form of his Chinese Kung Fu Money booty. And what do you say to that? That’s right – you say, “Banzai!” (yes, I know, that’s Japanese) for it is nothing less than a fusion of 70s band Banzai’s martial arts-themed Chinese Kung Fu cut with Charli
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – RWW II

It’s the double whammy! RWW get the LP and track top slots with their mix of rocksteady, soul and sixties rnb!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest tracks of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – Pot Of Gold

Irresistible rocksteady opener from the LP
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DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI: Soul Flip Edits

DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI:  Soul Flip EditsIf you haven’t been asleep for the last couple of years, you’ll have noticed a healthy interest in funk and soul edits sympathetic to the original tracks in the vinyl 45 DJ market. Professor Shorthair and a galaxy of guest producers are now multiple volumes into the NOLA Breaks series of New Orleans-specific funky edits, Soopasoul has
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SKEEWIFF: Put Your Hands Together

SKEEWIFF:  Put Your Hands TogetherRating: ★★★★★ Ladies and gentlemen, it’s always an event when a Skeewiff album comes out so put your hands together for the new LP entitled – er – Put Your Hands Together. Of course posting about such an event a month after its release could be seen as somewhat remiss – but then that’s the autumn release schedule isn’t it? Everything comes at once and trying to stay on top
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