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MOTENKO: On Your Level (Audio premiere)

MOTENKO: On Your Level (Audio premiere)Rating: ★★★★★ It’s always a pleasure to nab a premiere but the debut single from Motenko – slo-mo, sixties-style, R&B gem On Your Level – is a particular delight, drenched as it is in piano and horns and featuring a scorching vocal turn from singer and keyboardist Micah Motenko. The band hail from Austin, TX and if that rings a bell it might be because it’s the home town of Black Pumas and

JSTAR feat. KINCK & VURSATYL: Rise Up EP (Premiere)

JSTAR feat. KINCK & VURSATYL: Rise Up EP PremiereJStar returns very shortly with his Rise Up EP and the monkey is honoured to be able to premiere the whole thing before the drop date.  The release showcases what is, in effect, a missing track from 2016’s Stand To Order LP since Rise Up wasn’t quite ready when the album dropped. As the title suggests, it is a message of empowerment if not downright revolution. Not sure what could have

FOLD vs MOTORMOUF: Stronger Than The Evils – audio premiere

FOLD vs MOTORMOUF:  Stronger Than The Evils - audio premiereAfter a year-long hiatus, Fold return in the company of Nottingham MC and beatboxing champ Motormouf with a new single – Stronger Than The Evils. What evils? You mean the death stare that Vicky Pollard gets given a lot on in Little Britain? No, you moron! As in the multifarious evils of modern Britain – you know – corporate tax evasion, continued banking scandals, secret

PAN AMSTERDAM: Know The Difference (Video premiere) + UK/US 2018 tour dates

It’s not even a new single but that hasn’t stopped Pan Amsterdam (a.k.a. the genius pairing of producer thatmanmunkz and jazz trumpeter plus emcee Leron Thomas) dropping not one but two videos for Know The Difference, one of the standouts from standout LP The Pocket Watch. Those who’ve had their ear to the ground will know that this is the track on which Thomas’

KILMATIK: Sneaky (KEV LA KAT remix)(2015) Free download – premiere

Sneaky Kilmatik Kev La Kat remixA mere 48 hours after sneaky freebie – er – Sneaky came out from Austin emcee Kilmatik (dropped in celebration of his debut Kool Keith-featuring LP Ruler) comes Kev La Kat with this sneaky little remix which monkeyboxing is able to premiere for your aural delectation and with somewhat more fanfare than the original. Love Our Records main man Kat chops up the piano