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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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ROGER RIVAS: Wild Island b/w Midnight Calling (Vinyl 7″)

ROGER RIVAS:  Wild Island b/w Midnight CallingHere’s news, (and not for the first time today) of a limited 45 coming in the early part of 2021 from the Happy People Records label – this time from Roger Rivas. As regular MB readers will know, Rivas is the organist for and a founder member of The Aggrolites – proponents of ‘dirty reggae’ i.e. their L.A. take on the boss reggae sound of ’69. Here however, the grooves are rhythmically inspired by the rocksteady era
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CARROLL THOMPSON: Feel The Magic (Ltd. vinyl 7″)

CARROLL THOMPSON:  Feel The MagicA big score here for Happy People Records as Carroll ‘Queen of Lover’s Rock’ Thompson releases her new single, Feel The Magic, through the label. And if you’re a devotee of the sound that rose from the ashes of rocksteady and developed alongside conscious Rastafarian reggae in the 70s, you certainly will feel the magic since Thompson seems to have lost none of hers and this could sit
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JSTAR: Survivor b/w THE DYNAMATES: YGTL (ULURU 003)

ULURU 003 SurvivorLook out – it’s the latest delivery of reggae booty bombs from Little Beat More imprint Uluru which delivers another classic pair of unofficial reggae rerubs. First up is one from long-time don of the reggae cheeky version, Jstar himself, who weighs in with Survivor – a track sure to punch above its weight on the dancefloor by splicing the Rocky theme to a digi-dub riddim. Risin’ up to the
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MR BRISTOW: Xmas Mix 2020

MR BRISTOW: Xmas Mix 2020It has been a shitty year hasn’t it? Global pandemic, movement curtailed, holidays cancelled, jobs lost, and presiding over the whole mess, a flailing and nakedly corrupt government. Still at least there’s always a pub or a club to go to. Oh wait, no, can’t go to those either. What everyone needs is cheering up! We need to escape from reality (at least temporarily) and return to
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THE AGGROLITES: Four LP vinyl reissues

THE AGGROLITES: Four LP vinyl reissuesCheering news if you’re an Aggrolites fan, even better if you’re a vinyl fan too and positively fantastic news if you’ve never got your hands on albums two, three, four and five from the band. That’ll be their self-titled second LP then, along with Reggae Hit L.A., IV and Rugged Road. If you don’t know what all the fuss is about, you clearly aren’t aware of The Aggrolites who have been
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