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FEEL GOOD PRODUCTIONS feat. VOKAB COMPANY: Hold On To Your Money

FEEL GOOD PRODUCTIONS feat. VOKAB COMPANY: Hold On To Your MoneyHold On To Your Money, the new one from Italian production crew Feel Good Productions, finds emcees Burkey and Rob Hurt of San Diego’s Vokab Company hold forth about making ends meet. But that won’t stop you reaching for your wallet when you hear it. Despite the swamp-rock harmonica intro, this is all about resurrecting various aspects of the 90s West Coast underground with things
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THE FUNDAMENTALS: Thing

THE FUNDAMENTALS:  Thing Rating: ★★★★★ Top of your funk essentials list for January (and probably your funk edits list for a long time to come, no doubt) should be The Fundamentals’ monster edit of Dyke & The Blazers’ monster version of the Isley Brothers’ It’s Your Thing. With the title now appropriately reduced to simply a single menacing word Thing, the pair (consisting of X-Ray Ted and B-Side) eschew the
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CUT CHEMIST feat. EDAN & MR LIF: ‘Metalstorm’ video

CUT CHEMIST feat. EDAN & MR LIF:  'Metalstorm' videoWell here’s a Friday night treat for you and no mistake as Cut Chemist delivers the sequel to Storm – the Edan and Mr Lif-featuring best cut off his ten year-old solo LP The Audience’s Listening in the form of Metalstorm. And you know what that means, right? Yep – it means more Lif and Edan. Plus another electro-based, scratchadelic beat based around another sample from the same Vox
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THE HERBALISER feat. JUST JACK: Seize The Day

THE HERBALISER feat. JUST JACK:  Seize The DayWith a new album (Bring Out The Sound) due shortly, The Herbaliser set about generating some pre-LP hype with new single Seize The Day. Seize the day? – how very pro-active – anyone helping you with that boys? Just Jack? Who’s Jack? Just kidding! You mean Caaamden Town vocalist Just Jack of course. Presumably that’s because his unmistakably British presence provides precisely
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JAD ABSTROCK: Edge Of The Galaxy

Drifting in from the outer reaches of the Funky Way for the New Year is Ukrainian producer Jad Abstrock with the cosmic sounds of his new album Edge Of The Galaxy. In truth, this collection of space-funky grooves has actually been out since the end of November, and news of its release reached outlying receivers at MB Towers just under a week after that. But hey – what’s the best
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ANDY COOPER: The Layered Effect (Vinyl LP)(2017) + European tour dates

ANDY COOPER:  The Layered Effect (Vinyl LP)Rating: ★★★★★ If you’ve been paying attention, Andy Cooper’s forthcoming new album, The Layered Effect is not completely surprising given the flurry of releases in the last two years. Indeed, after all these, another full length solo LP was surely the next – er – layer of the cake. Let’s face it, this sometime member of nineties/ noughties throwback boom-bap trio Ugly Duckling has
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2017

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 2017!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2017 HERE)

1. Son Of Sam – Cinder Hill

Hip-hop LP of the year bar none – a legendary array of emcees astride all-original true school beats
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2017

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the biggest original tracks of 2017!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 LPs – 2017 HERE)

1. Eric Boss – Closer To The Spirit

Stone cold dope of the late 70s block party variety from E Da Boss
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THE LIBRARY MUSIC FILM: Extended Teaser (2017)

LIBRARY MUSIC FILM:  Extended Teaser (2017)Those MB readers with a good ear for samples (not to mention a penchant for using them) may remember news last year of a fundraising campaign to finance multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee’s labour-of-love documentary film about library music entitled – perhaps unsurprisingly – The Library Music Film. Clearly a staggering number of people have the excellent taste to have
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DE LA SOUL: Pain (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Heart Attack Remix)(2017) Free download

DE LA SOUL:  Pain (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Heart Attack Remix)(2017) Free downloadDe La Soul’s recent Pain is the focus for Rhythm Scholar’s latest remix effort and it’s absolutely no physical hardship at all to listen his Rhythm Scholar Heart Attack Remix as he ups the funk factor with a healthy dose of The Commodores’ Brick House and their I Like What You Do. Not to mention a little bit of De La’s turn on Oliver’s Heart
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