Tag Archives: reggae

PUMAN: Bulang Beauty (Vinyl 7″)

Make the mistake of Googling ‘Puman’ and first up is urbandictionary.com’s full list of increasingly bizarre definitions. What doesn’t appear on the list however is ‘Outfit fusing music of Jamaican origin with the sounds of Yunnan province in China.’ Mind you, who’d think of that? Well, Puman as it turns out, who took a traditional ethnic song sung by a Yunnan elder and his choir of students and layered
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RICHIE PHOE feat. KASSIA ZERMON: Baby I Love You So (Vinyl 7″)

RICHIE PHOE feat. KASSIA ZERMON: Baby I Love You SoWhen he was considering re-making Jacob Miller’s rootsy early 90s cut, Baby I Love You So, it’s quite possible Richie Phoe wasn’t expecting to be told, “If you’re going to cover one of my favourite records, it better be fucking good.” Turns out this wasn’t a line from a resurgent Spanish Inquisition but no less chilling for the fact that it seems to have issued from none other than Massive Attack’s
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OMEGAMAN: Rebel Rocker

OMEGAMAN: Rebel Rocker Given the way Covid has negatively affected the music industry in the past year, you’d expect the system to have made rather more people into a ‘rebel rocker’ than just Ikenna and Omegaman. Or maybe it has and they’re just not singing about it yet. Whatever the truth of the matter, Oz-breaks-maker Omegaman is back with his fat new breakbeat reggae riddim, Rebel Rocker, atop
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Ska Fever Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

Ska Fever Vol. 1Rating: ★★★★★ Got the chills and shakes? Don’t worry, there’s a strong chance you’ve picked up ska fever rather than Covid what with a new variant of Original Gravity Records reggae-related output in the offing in the form of Ska Fever Vol. 1 45. This drop features four tracks supplied by no fewer than three of label owner Neil Anderson’s nom-de-plumes (at least one of which seems to
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GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB (feat. HOLLIE COOK): Honey

GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB (feat. HOLLIE COOK): HoneyIt’s been a while since news of Hollie Cook has graced MB’s virtual pages but here she is popping up again as guest vocalist on the new Gentleman’s Dub Club single, Honey. The track comes ahead of the band’s new Down To Earth LP and the music for it provides exactly the sort of easy-on-the-ear island vibrations you’d expect to find on – well – a Hollie Cook album. Let’s consider those lyrics
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NIGHT OWLS: You Got To Be A Man / Gimme Little Sign (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ Night Owls’ run of covers shows no signs of abating as the Lions and Aggrolites-featuring supergroup comes correct once more with new 45 You Got To Be A Man b/w Gimme Little Sign. The former finds the band give the retro reggae makeover treatment to Helene Smith’s funk original – a path once also trodden by The Caroregians.  But while the ‘Regians kept
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COLEMINE RECORDS: Brighter Days Ahead (Double vinyl LP)

Brighter Days Ahead (Double vinyl LP)When Covid hit last year, Colemine Records figured that in the absence of gigs, with pressing plants closed and tours off the menu for the foreseeable, maybe their normal release schedule wasn’t quite the thing. And so they flipped the script and came up with their Brighter Days Ahead summer single series. The idea was simple – release a single every Friday throughout the
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DUB PISTOLS V DUBMATIX: Blue Monday

DUB PISTOLS V DUBMATIX: Blue MondayIf you find a gloomy Monday three weeks into a freezing-ass January a less-than-inspiring point in the Earth’s annual trek around the sun, you’re not alone. And since said Monday shares its name with a certain uber-famous New Order tune that has a less than sunny vibe about it, Dub Pistols have hooked up with Canadian producers Dubmatix and Gaudi to produce a brace of dub
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2020

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2020Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest new tracks of 2020!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2020

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2020Based 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 2020!
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