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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2019

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2019Based 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 2019!
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EDAN: Beauty & The Beat (Vinyl re-issue)

Rating: ★★★★★ The late nineties and early 2000s were an incredibly fertile time for underground hip-hop and two of the LP highlights from that era were Boston producer/ MC/ DJ Edan’s only two studio LPs to date. Debut, Primitive Plus made big waves but what followed was bigger still – a hip-hop Sergeant Pepper’s…to its predecessor’s Revolver. Utterly psychedelic from the swirling
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LONE NINJA: Rise To Power feat. KINETIC 9 (Prod. BLAQ MASK)

LONE NINJA: Rise To Power feat. KINETIC 9 (Prod. BLAQ MASK)Not had enough Lone Ninja recently, eh? Let the man himself emerge from the shadows to rectify that right now with new single Rise To Power, featuring Killarmy’s Kinetic 9 and produced by Blaq Mask. Could it be yet another harbinger of the long-awaited (but still not here) Day Of Reckoning LP? It certainly could. Expect epic synths, the sounds of an epic storm and more combat-based threats
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DISCOBETA: Breakin The Rulz

DISCOBETA: Breakin The RulzBreakin’ The Rulz (and I’m not just talking about spelling conventions), it’s Discobeta! Not for them sending promo out before release! Here is a duo that rock out with their cocks out and play dangerous – this dropped on 19 November after all. But never mind all that, what you need to know is that all the beats on this seven-tracker are originally composed and played and that (along
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N' Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPEAt the eleventh hour, (or more accurately, in the twelfth month) Bombstrikes make sure there’s still time to start the commotion before 2019 is out with the release of Funk N Beats Vol. 7.  You could be forgiven if you had become anxious that the year might pass with no new instalment at all, especially given that last year saw no fewer than three volumes of the now six year old Funk N
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KID ACNE: ‘Bubblegoose Empire’ and ‘Council House Boys’ videos

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/kid-acne-bubblegoose-empire-and-council-house-boys-videos/Fresh from releasing superb long player Have A Word, Kid Acne drops two more videos for LP tracks Bubblegoose Empire and Council House Boys. If you’ve checked the album you’ll know it crackles with K.A.’s wry lyrics as he, “cascades cadence, unique…[turns].. of phrase over fresh beat arrangements,” the latter being psych-tinged boom-bap production from Chicago’s Spectacular
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MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019

MR BRISTOW: Brex-mas Mix-Up 2019Mr Bristow’s Christmas mix has become something of an annual seasonal fixture on MB over the last five years so now that it is actually 1 December (and notwithstanding the fact that retail stores and TV seem to have been pushing the festive period since 1 September) here is…the 2019 Brex-mas Mix-Up! Bit controversial Mr B – but tell us what voters – er – I mean listeners can expect.  Sorry –
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CALIBRO 35 feat ILLA J: Stan Lee (Vinyl 7″)

CALIBRO 35 feat ILLA J: Stan LeeI hope you’re ready for new Calibro 35 material for here is the Italian cult combo with new single Stan Lee featuring none other than Slum Village rapper Illa J.  Well – why wait for the likes of Dre and Jay-Z to pick up on you (and both have previously sampled this Italian outfit) when you can miss out the middle man. And the band are certainly getting their money’s worth since Illa J both raps
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KID ACNE: Have A Word LP

KID ACNE: Have A Word LPRating: ★★★★★ Incredible though it may seem, Have A Word is Kid Acne’s first solo long-player in the twelve years since the release of 2007’s Romance Ain’t Dead. Now, that is a lot of water under the bridge. Back then MB didn’t even have a .com address and that album came on like a tongue-in-cheek Yorkshire pastiche of the Beasties – not least of the reasons for which being Req
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DJ MAARS & TOM SHOWTIME: Roots Party b/w Hungry Busta (Vinyl 7″) + Free Fyah Vol. 8

DJ MAARS & TOM SHOWTIME: Roots Party b/w Hungry Busta (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ All we wanna know is where the party at so it’s lucky reggae hip-hop kings, DJ Maars & Tom Showtime have the answer pressed in gorgeous, palm green, seven inch vinyl on new 45 Roots Party.  You like the sound of that, don’t you?  Biggie’s Party & Bullshit acapella placed atop a beefed-up slab of rocksteady – why it’ll fuck up the party before it’s even started!  And as you’ll
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