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WAXNERDS: Harder Than Jezahel/ Mob Fire (Vinyl 7″)

WAXNERDS:  Harder Than Jezahel/ Mob Fire (Vinyl 7Deconstructing and rebuilding hip-hop tracks based on samples with extra use of the samples but also using the rapapellas and the sample source vocals? It’s what Waxnerds do. Don’t call it an edit! On their latest 45 to hit the streets – it’s all about the mighty P.E.’s Harder Than You Think‘s collision with the equally mighty Shirley Bassey’s Jezahel on Harder Than Jezahel. Well, I
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL:  At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ CANNON: Hey Bobby! Bobby! Where has he got to? Oh there you are – I see the Disco Bits label are getting stuck in for the new year with mysterious production outfit Cannon & Mirrorball who have just done a new disco biscuit 45 for them called At The Disco b/w the Discobunny Megamix!
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BRONX SLANG: Run Away Sucker

BRONX SLANG:  Run Away SuckerRating: ★★★★★ Shhh! What’s that sound? Rolling boom-bap drums? Cavernous funk bass? Muted squalls of taut guitar lurking in the background and a tag team of veteran MCs on the mic? Prepare yourself for more gritty NY boom-bap as Bronx Slang follow Well Well Well with next single Run Away Sucker both of which are taken from
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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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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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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVEOnce upon a time not even an annual affair, the popularity of the Bombstrikes label’s Funk N’ Beats compilation series has seen it become a thrice-yearly event in 2018. Now, following Fort Knox 5’s Vol. 4 and The Allergies’ Vol. 5, comes Vol. 6 to wrap (or possibly rap) up the year, compiled by none other than the man they call Berry Geordie – Newcastle’s favourite bongo-playing, producer
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WOXOW: Chaos Remixes

WOXOW:  Chaos RemixesYou may remember Chaos, the second single off Woxow’s debut LP Alcazar, not just as a conscious slice of boom-bap but also because the Italian producer managed to persuade not just rocksteady legend Ken Boothe to appear on it but also Akil from Jurassic 5 and Blurum 13 as well! With those sort of networking talents (alongside his knob-twiddling skills) it must have been no trouble at all
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TOM CARUANA presents: Black Gold (WU-TANG vs JIMI HENDRIX) Ltd. black and gold vinyl LP

TOM CARUANA presents: Black Gold (WU-TANG vs JIMI HENDRIX) Ltd. black and gold vinyl  LPRating: ★★★★★ Oh man – now here’s a Christmas present. Those with longish memories might remember that between the Guardian and New York Times-featured Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers mashup LP and The Beatles vs Hip-hop Legends: ‘An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space’ (he’s not one for short titles), Tom Caruana delivered what is not only still
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MR BRISTOW: Festive Funkathon 2018

MR BRISTOW:  Festive Funkathon 2018It’s become something of a tradition at MB Towers that cometh the Yuletide season, cometh Mr Bristow with a festive mixtape so it was no surprise when he appeared on the monkey’s virtual doorstep brandishing his Festive Funkathon 2018 mix and grinning like a cheeky Victorian street urchin. As well he might, given that said mix might well be the soundtrack for all your
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