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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7″)

THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL:  Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7If you’re already known for releasing funk, soul and hip-hop whither next if you’re looking to expand generically? Why – reggae of course! Step forward Rocafort Records with their first drop of the new year featuring Swiss production team (not to mention certified reggae addicts) The Circle Of Confusion along with Jamaican vocal legend Cornell Campbell. Hole In The Ceiling is the rootsy
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2018

Based 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 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – RWW II

It’s the double whammy! RWW get the LP and track top slots with their mix of rocksteady, soul and sixties rnb!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2018

Based 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 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – Pot Of Gold

Irresistible rocksteady opener from the LP
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BEATS & CULTURE: Snake Pit (Stove Mix)(JUNGLE FIRE) b/w Lokums & Matches (PALOV & A. ANGELIDES)(Vinyl 7″)

The second of two dope sevens from the new collaboration between the Beats & Culture Youtube channel and Melting Records is this – a 45 featuring L.A. outfit Jungle Fire on the one side and Athenian producer Palov and his guitar-toting homie A.Angelides on the flip. The former provides the spaghetti Western-tinged rootsy dub of Snake Pit (The Stove Mix) an appropriately hypnotic and
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DAYTONER: Apache Street/ Michael’s Incredible Twin (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER:  Apache Street/ Michael's Incredible Twin (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Oohh hello, yes please! Daytoner takes time out from re-vitalising northern soul for the twenty-first century to do the decent thing and oversee a vinyl release for a brace of his previously digital-only ‘Shedits’ – Apache Street and Michael’s Incredible Twin. You remember – they both employ the Apache break to devastating effect and deliver a punch that Luke Cage would
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BAZZA RANKS & SLEEPYTIME GHOST meets SHUMBA YOUTH & NATTY CAMPBELL: Rip It Up

BAZZA RANKS & SLEEPYTIME GHOST meets SHUMBA YOUTH & NATTY CAMPBELL:  Rip It UpGhost Writerz’ Sleepytime Ghost and Dirty Dubster, Bazza Ranks, join forces and then invite up-and-coming toasters Shumba Youth and Natty Campbell along as well to make Rip It Up a vocal celebration of doing ting Sarf East London style. Cue much bass bin-shredding antics and no fewer than four different mixes. That’ll be the original, the Fleck dnb version, the instro and the
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CAPITOL 1212: Love Will Tear Us Apart

CAPITOL 1212:  Love Will Tear Us ApartRating: ★★★★★ October’s first instalment of top reggae nuggets you didn’t see coming is this – Love Will Tear Us Apart. Oh what – as in, “Love – love will tear us apart – again,” sung in minor key? Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart. But not as we know it. For while a minor key unfailingly elicits a ‘Who the hell put this on? It’s on random! For fuck’s sake – Jon, yes please mate!’ response in
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CAZ GARDINER & THE BADASONICS: Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics

Caz Gardiner & The BadasonicsRating: ★★★★★ Wondering whether Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics were going to live up to the promise of the spring’s Never Gonna Let/ Tic Tac Toe single on their self-titled debut long player? If so, I can confirm now that the answer is a resounding yes as the band (consisting of Washington DC vocalist Gardiner and a Belgian contingent of former Moon Invaders and
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MR BENN & PARLY B: Session Cork EP

MR BENN & PARLY B:  Session Cork EPWhile the monkey might be tardy in posting about this, rest assured the ever canny Mr Benn popped out his new Session Cork EP collab. with Parly B in time for the Notting Hill Carnival. As anyone familiar with the Bristolian producer and Doncaster toaster will expect, the dancefloor vibes are fully dancehall ready. Gwarn Go Bathe and Heat Up are
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HOLLIE COOK: Sweet Like Chocolate + video

HOLLIE COOK:  Sweet Like ChocolateSweet Like Chocolate sound familiar? That’s because it was top ten in several countries, a UK number one and the eighth biggest selling UK single of 1999. It didn’t sound like this though did it? No it didn’t, for the Shanks & Bigfoot original was about as mainstream as garage track could get. Step forward Hollie Cook nearly a decade later
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