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KILL EMIL: Matata/ Humanidad (Vinyl 7″)

KILL EMIL: Matata/ Humanidad (Vinyl 7The Matasuna label has been going hard on an Afro-Latin tip lately, and here they follow up their re-release of super-rare Sangre Joven cut Zamba Zamba (along with a Voodoocuts remix) with this new 45 from Greek producer Kill Emil. The A-side, Matata, might take its name from the Swahili word for problems but our man seems to have no difficulty knocking out a pumping mid-tempo affair
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FAB SAMPERI: Moonshine Crossroads

FAB SAMPERI:  Moonshine CrossroadsPacked full of summer goodness, Moonshine Crossroads sees Fab Samperi finally follow up his debut long player (2011’s Power Bossa) with a tardiness matched only by the lateness of this bit of MB shine. As ever though, the contents provide ample recompense for the wait and, as with Power Bossa, Samperi mixes up the old and the new, lacing pumping new beats with samples while a
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MANOSJMT: Bossa Nova

MANOSJMT:  Bossa Nova Got bossa? Don’t worry if you haven’t, Athenian producer Manosjmt has got you well and truly covered. Enter three versions of his latest effort Bossa Nova constructed from samples of Jacques Brel’s ’58 cut Dors Ma Mie, Bonsoir and Paul ‘John Adams’ Giamatti. Three versions? Why yes! Bossa Nova (Hop), Bossa Nova (Hop & Hop) and the Bossa Nova (Instrumental). So that’s a bossa nova
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BOBBY OROZA: This Is Love Pt. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

BOBBY OROZA:  This Is Love Pt. 1 (Vinyl 7It’s part one of ‘funky Latin stuff comes from the unlikeliest places night’ here at MB and so it is that the monkey brings you news of the Big Crown label’s signing of Bobby Oroza – born in Finland, the Latin appearance of the name notwithstanding. Turns out Oroza’s new single This Is Love Pt 1 – a hot-buttered slice of woozy lowrider soul – is at the pressing plant and the B-side is a big secret
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ANDY TAYLOR: Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)(7″ Vinyl) (2017)

ANDY TAYLOR:  Kitschy Junge b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)The season for giving is upon us and, with as timely an appearance as ever, the Resense edits label makes one of its periodic and always worthwhile gifts for your earholes with new seven inch – Resense 44 a.k.a Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute from Mr Andy Taylor – last seen supplying the goods for Resense 33 four whole years ago. Far from being an excessively garish slice of drum
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NICO GOMEZ: Baila Chibiquiban (MR BOOM edit)(2017) Free download

NICO GOMEZ:  Baila Chibiquiban (MR BOOM edit)(2017) Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Bloody hellfire! ‘The artist formerly known as Chicky Boom’ turns out an absolute monster edit of 1972 Nico Gomez Brazilian afro-psych-funk classic Baila Chibiquiban by judicious use of (among other tweaks) a drum break excised from even more famous Gomez cut Lupita. This makes it the second monster Gomez edit this year what with Voodoocuts having already re-
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Los Cuentos (2017)

HAMMOND CLASSICS Los CuentosHammond Classics’ Los Cuentos is the new one from the Athens-based producer – and thereby hangs a tale or three. See what the monkey did there Castilian speakers? Yes, ‘The Stories’ (for such is its title in Ingl├ęs) finds triple cumbia breaks trouble coming at ya all the way from Greece courtesy of HC. Well, obviously – where else more
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PALOV meets A ANGELIDES: He Hecho Mucho Por Ti (2017)

PALOV meets A ANGELIDES: He Hecho Mucho Por TiHe Hecho Mucho Por Ti is the Spanish title of the new ‘Palov meets A Angelides’ mini-album – or as it runs in English, “I’ve Done Plenty Of Things For You,” almost as if in answer to the question, ‘What have the Greeks ever done for us?’ And if that sounds a bit like a Monty Python sketch, consider the absurdity of its having been Greeks who’ve been behind a significant amount of
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HIPHOPPAPOTAMUS: Samba Junglist EP (2017)

HIPHOPPAPOTAMUS:  Samba Junglist EP (2017)Not typically within the monkey’s remit, junglist pressha does occasionally make a fleeting appearance on MB as part of remix packages or when there’s a heavy crossover with funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae and breaks as in the case of Hiphoppapotamus’s Samba Junglist EP. Broadly under the drum n bossa or, more accurately, the sambass umbrella (yes, they’re both really a
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BAHAMA SOUL CLUB: The Havana Remixes (2017)

BAHAMA SOUL CLUB:  The Havana Remixes Having established a popular latin breakbeat insurgency with their recent Havana ’58, Bahama Soul Club don’t appear to have had any trouble recruiting like-minds to join their cause. This has culminated in The Havana Remixes – on which a set nine-tracks deep is delivered by an eight-strong unit of guerrilla producers consisting of Smoove, Suonho, Jack Jointz, Opolopo
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