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HERMA PUMA: Synchro Remixed EP One (2012)

For the Synchro Remixed EP One – UK/ US hip-hop production duo Herma Puma a.k.a. Pimpernel Jones and Simple X have floated their rather good mellow-hop debut LP Synchromystic out into the seas of remix to be picked up by the likes of Tall Black Guy, Ross PTH of Wah Wah 45s, Lopez and Ariya vs. The Ones to do with as they will. All concerned have kept it relaxed and at least as

MONKEYBOXING.COM presents: Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 2 (2012) Free download

The mighty sequel to last year’s wildly successful free monkeyboxing LP finally arrives: the even filthier and even dirtier Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul: Vol. 2 which once more features a selection of the biggest FUNK, SOUL, HIP-HOP, PARTY BREAKS, and REGGAE bangers from 2011 plus a number of unbelievably hot exclusives and rarities from the likes of BADBOE & PROSPER, THE FUNK LEAGUE feat. DIAMOND D & SADAT X, KRASH SLAUGHTA

RENEGADES OF JAZZ (Remixed): Blow Your Horn (Andy Taylor remix)/ Seaside Suicide (Herma Puma Remix) (2011)

If you’re on top of your funky ass shit this year you ought to have caught Renegades Of Jazz’s superb Hip To The Jive LP – an album which has virtually single-handedly rescued the jazzier side of funk-related music from the smug clutch of self-indulgent whiteboy jazz funkers. Who better to remix than ROJ then and who better among remixers to hand stuff over to than Glasgow’s finest Latin breaks merchant Andy Taylor or

HERMA PUMA: Jungle Brothers vs. Peacemakers (Herma reblend) (2011)

Did you hear the one about what you get if you cross Jimbrowski by old school hip-hop legends Jungle Brothers with Don’t Push Your Luck by old school funk legends The Peacemakers? No? Dope shit is what. It ain’t funny but it’s sure as hell is funky. This comes in the wake of LP Synchromystic which transatlantic production team Herma Puma (a.k.a. producers Simple X and Pimpernel Jones) dropped only last year and which was stuffed with enough old school-influenced goodness to induce an instant pimp limp

FIRST WORD RECORDS: First Word Is 7 (2011) – free download

“Funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, beats and beyond” – here’s a drop that’s right up the monkey’s street and it’s freer than Mr Humphries from Are You Being Served on his day off. Leeds-based First Word Records is seven years old (hence the title First Word Is 7) and by way of celebration they’ve put up an album for download gratis. It’s not to be sniffed at either with the likes of Kid Kanevil, Souleance, 6IX Toys, and The Haggis Horns

QWEL & MAKER feat. Scud One: Megaphone (Herma Puma remix) – 2011

Typically more relaxed than a stoner’s duvet-day, production duo Herma Puma bring their mellow-hop aesthetic to Qwel & Maker’s Scud One-featuring Megaphone track and, in doing so, transform the Chi-town underground sound to some sort of ATCQ-inflected Chill-town underground sound. Double dopeness then, since the original itself is a fat slice of bass-heavy heat.

HERMA PUMA – Jollys (Ariya Afrobeat Arkestra remix)

Christmas is the season that just keeps on giving isn’t it? And here we are again with the week’s third stocking filler free download. This time it’s an afrobeat interpretation of Herma Puma’s blissed out hip-hop instro from their dope debut album Synchromystic (recently featured in the monkeyboxing.com top ten albums of 2010) by labelmates The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra. Sometimes it seems like Santa’s come already doesn’t it? Or maybe that’s just some stray snow.

MONKEYBOXING.COM top ten albums 2010

(Monkeyboxing top ten tracks 2010 HERE) Man – who listens to albums any more? The mp3 playlist has pretty much killed off listening to an LP all the way through, consigning filler to the bin and crowning the single king again after a fifty year gap. Having said that, there were a few efforts out there this year that kept your finger off the skip button:

TENSEI & THE PRIMERIDIAN (feat. Mike Flo): Full Throttle – Free download

If you caught Herma Puma’s super-chilled hip-hop LP Synchromystic earlier this year this will almost certainly appeal since producer Simple X of Herma Puma is also part of Tensei. I have it on good authority that Full Throttle is a taster of a forthcoming project with Chicago’s Primeridian crew – who I last heard of name-checked on one of the monkey’s all time favourite hip-hop LPs – All Natural’s Second Nature.


1. Mr Benn – Police (Magic Fly remix)
Rude skanking remix of the lairy A side riddim.

2. Orgone – The Last Fool
Full funk flames. First track on new LP.

3. Boca 45 – Bottles In The Air
Reverb heavy floor filler.

4. Windmills – Summer Fantasie
Very fresh west coast hip-hop. Expect BIG things.

5. The Bamboos – You Ain’t No Good
Mod-soul stomper feat. The mysterious King Merc

6. Smov & Dedy Dread – No Diggin
Sixties Motown/ Bossa beat-crosser Black Street refix.
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7. Herma Puma feat. Sensei Of Soul – Disposable Rappers
Super chilled, super heavy, full fat. Part 1.

8. The Funk League feat. Diamond D & Sadat X – The Boogie Down Bombers
Super chilled, super heavy, full fat. Part 2.

9. Funktomas – Shake Shot
Big thumping, disco-breakin, beats. Part 1.

10. DJP – Juicy Way
Big thumping, disco-breakin, beats. Part 2.