Tag Archives: reggae

BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC: Vibes Master

New single Vibes Master sees Bazza Ranks and Dynamite MC hook up once more almost exactly a year since the last time the monkey posted about them – funnily enough – with Don’t Let It Pass. While that was a 45 though, this is a strickly digi-affair available in five different flavours including the original. Or at least their unremixed cover of a certain 90s anthem. This one’s all about the
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THE HEMPOLICS: Bongadashi

THE HEMPOLICS: BongadashiThe new Hempolics album, Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2, is due in April but before that check new single Bongadashi. Where previous ones Play On, and Full of Surprises have seen female vocalist Nubiya Brandon head things in a reggae soul direction and a reggae/ trip-hop direction respectively, Bongadashi is an altogether scuzzier male vocal affair on a digi-dub tip. All of which
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DEL GAZEEBO: Art Surgery #1 (Vinyl 7″)

DEL GAZEEBO: Art Surgery #1 (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig Del Gazeebo and Aldo Vanucci’s Soul Flip edits and it’s never soon enough till a new one comes out, you’re going to be stoked when you hear about Gazeebo’s new edit series of ‘Sonic Experiments’ on his Art Surgery imprint. The crossover between Soul Flip and Art Surgery is made clear with Volume #1’s Side A Barbara Don’t Love Me – a supercharged
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TIMEWARP INC: Theory Of Revolution LP

TIMEWARP INC: Theory Of Revolution LPTheory Of Revolution?  Could use one of those in the UK since we’ve forgotten how to identify the corrupt, let alone do something about them. Maybe we should all boogie while everything burns down and if so, what better soundtrack than Timewarp Inc.’s fourth studio long-player? And what a mammoth affair Theory Of Revolution is, tipping the scales at a whopping nineteen tracks
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2019

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 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 albums of 2019!
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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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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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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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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Yesterday Was History (Vinyl 7″)

THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Yesterday Was History (Vinyl 7The forthcoming Yesterday Was History 45 finds The Circle Of Confusion return with their vocalist hero and Studio One legend Cornell Campbell. This, together with the same band and vocalist’s collab. Hole In The Ceiling all the way back in January, means that label Rocafort Records has more or less bookended the year with rootsy reggae 7″ gems. Ever so slightly more digi-dub in
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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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