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DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK (Ft. NITTY SCOTT): Four Better Or Worse Pt. 1

Imagine if a host of quality hip-hop luminaries like The Roots’ Stro Elliot, J-Live, Jazzy Jeff, Bastien Keb, Chris Dave, Corey King and more besides were given the keys to the KPM library music vaults? And imagine if, in tandem with this first project, KPM were also gearing up to release original music with a host of talented musicians, vocalists and producers as well. Well, in
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JSTAR: One Time For Your Mind (JSTAR Under Arrest re-rub) Free download

Jeez – it seems like forever since there was a free download to post about on monkeyboxing but here one suddenly is – and what a one – from JStar no less. Back in the day before DJ Maars and Tom Showtime appeared on the reggae hip-hop mashup scene, there were JStar and Shepdog who practically wrote the guide book on the subject. And now here is JStar returning to that arena with
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OONOPS: Oonops Drops vinyl 7″ label launch

Oonops DropsNow then, you run a bi-monthly podcast on Brooklyn Radio in NYC called ‘Oonops Drops’ and you’re going to launch a label to ‘drop’ wax 45 heat, but what to call the label? Tough one eh? I’d go with ‘Oonops Drops‘ – and purely coincidentally you understand – this is precisely what our man DJ Oonops did. The label has just launched, following the success of Oonops’
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SMILE DAVIS: Made You Look (Vinyl 7″)

Smile Davis makes you look in a reggae hip-hop direction again with new Nas cheeky version, Made You Look. Yes, that will be a certain Nas acapella over a lively cut n paste reggae beat or, to put that in perspective, a song you all can very much step with. Admittedly not the first time said Nas ‘pella has been used and it certainly won’t be the last but runnin’ nonetheless. What’s that?
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BRONX SLANG feat. SA MARTINEZ: Jane

BRONX SLANG feat. SA MARTINEZ: JaneBronx Slang’s by now heavily anticipated second LP is out this August but before then, here’s the next single Jane featuring singer SA Martinez of 311 and a minimal organ-laced boom-bap beat from Jadell. Once again Jerry Beeks and Ollie Miggs deliver reportage from the frontline of American social inequality with a cautionary tale about prostitute Jane – or rather (and especially
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DJ MAARS: Used To Dub H.E.R. b/w Wit Ya (Vinyl 7″)

DJ MAARS: Used To Dub H.E.R.Rating: ★★★★★ Two more tried and tested reggae hip-hop booties from the current undisputed king of such blends, DJ Maars, make it onto vinyl 7″ with the arrival of a new white and green splatter vinyl 45 from Easy Now Recordings. And such is the enduring popularity of boom-bap drums combined with reggae/ rocksteady samples (instead of funk and soul ones) and a good rap or
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THE ALLERGIES: Move On Baby/ Are You Ready (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Move On BabyRating: ★★★★★ It’s another massive single from Bristol kings of the funky breakbeat dancefloor, The Allergies, who put the moves on you (baby!) with new 45 – er – Move On Baby b/w Are You Ready featuring Andy Cooper and Marietta Smith. The first of these suggest the boys’ have taken careful note of previous successes at filtering their uptempo party breaks sound through a Latin
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ELEMENTAL & MR FRISBEE: The Good Dad Club

ELEMENTAL & MR FRISBEE: The Good Dad ClubGiven that hip-hop is now in its forties and has had numerous kids along the way (including older slightly emo daughter, trip-hop, and youngest, trap, the, er, unplanned accident) when could be more appropriate for the genre to celebrate fatherhood? The answer is never – and no pair are more qualified to do the celebrating than Professor Elemental (on this styled simply as ‘Elemental’)
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DUSTY DONUTS 20: Feeling Good (JIM SHARP & GOCE edit)/ Old Digger (JIM SHARP edit)(Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 20It’s a bit of special one for the second part of Dusty Donuts’ double 45 release announcement today for the piece of wax in question is the label’s twentieth drop! That’s right Dusty Donuts 20 – and who better to helm that than Jim Sharp – the man responsible for the first ever Dusty Donuts release? No-one, that’s who! Er – though, come to think of it, maybe they could get DJ Goce to help
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DUSTY DONUTS: Weapons of Choice Vol.2 feat. MARC HYPE, DJ ROBERT SMITH, NAUGHTY NMX & DJ GOCE (Vinyl 7″)

Not for the first time, Dusty Donuts confound the competition by announcing two sureshot 45s simultaneously, a double whammy in which Weapons Of Choice Vol. 2 functions as the opening salvo.  Yes, that will be a battle tool and what a battle tool at that – generated (as it is) by the combined talents of Marc Hype, DJs Goce and Robert Smith and Naughty NMX. Hot damn –
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