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KARATE BOOGALOO: Bumpy’s Lament

KARATE BOOGALOO: Bumpy's LamentContinuing their mission to interpret classic film and TV themes that have been sampled in hip-hop via their left-field, retro library music style, it’s Melbourne crew Karate Boogaloo with blaxploitation number, Bumpy’s Lament from the Shaft OST. Originally a relatively sedate piece of jazzy mood music with the lightest of drums and percussion, KB render the thing into a faster
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DANIELLE PONDER & KARATE BOOGALOO: Look Around

DANIELLE PONDER & KARATE BOOGALOO: Look AroundLooks like today’s become a day of zeitgeist-capturing singles on MB with news of this one from Melbourne instrumental outfit Karate Boogaloo who have teamed-up with NYC singer/ activist Danielle Ponder for Look Around. Building from haunting organ swells and guitar picking, into soaring cinematic soul, the collab. began life with singer and band writing the track in a
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KARATE BOOGALOO: Slappy

KARATE BOOGALOO: SlappyThe second single to be released by Melbourne cinematic funkers Karate Boogaloo ahead of their Carn The Boogers long-player is this new one, Slappy. The track features a sparse arrangement, at least initially, with rhythmical organ stabs and guitar over bass pulses and a spare kick snare pattern with double-time hi-hats occasionally punctuated by busier interludes and sounding for
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KARATE BOOGALOO: Marriage For All (Or None At All)

KARATE BOOGALOO: Marriage For All (Or None At All)Melbourne ‘cinematic funk’ outfit Karate Boogaloo return with new single Marriage For All (Or None At All) a ‘personal manifesto of allyship’ written during the 2017 Australian same-sex marriage plebiscite.  Opening with a few bars of ambient melancholy, the track then plunges headlong into a minor-key funk groove featuring squalling guitar, fretful drumfills and underneath it
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KARATE BOOGALOO: KB’s Mixtape No. 2

KARATE BOOGALOO: KB's Mixtape No. 2Monkeyboxing is a sucker for funky martial arts references so Karate Boogaloo were always onto a winner when they submitted their KBs Mixtape No.2, the sequel to last year’s …No. 1. This second ‘mixtape’ continues KB’s work of re-interpreting, “songs from the 80s that were sampled into your favourite hits,” (hip-hop hits, that is!) through the prism of the classic library music sound of KPM
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