Tag Archives: Soul

CALIBRO 35: Fail It Till You Make It

CALIBRO 35: Fail It Till You Make ItMere days from unleashing their seventh studio LP, ‘Cult cinematic funk combo’ Calibro 35 drop another single Fail It Till You Make It. Not that this lot have failed anything since both Dre and Jay-Z have previously sampled them. Perhaps it’s a comment on their new more electronic direction for, having spent most of their career with their heads in the – er – heady world of sixties and
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Regenerate

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: RegenerateRegenerate – surely there’s no more apt name for a single by Lee Fields & The Expressions given our Lee’s evergreen soul status. Sadly only available on digital format, Regenerate is noteworthy for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s a track from the It Rains Love LP recording sessions that never made it onto the album – though don’t be thinking that means it’s in any way less dope. Why? Because
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IZO FITZROY: Blind Faith

IZO FITZROY: Blind FaithIzo FitzRoy’s back with new disco-soul single Blind Faith – the third to be taken from her forthcoming album How The Mighty Fall. Turns out it’s neither a commemoration of a certain late sixties supergroup nor a comment on the government’s Brexit strategy but a meditation on giving relationships another go when they haven’t been quite what they should. Helping her along on this
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Golden Shadow / Preaching To The Choir (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Golden Shadow / Preaching To The Choir (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Here’s a very happy new year to you all from The Mighty Mocambos who greet 2020 in the correct way with new vinyl 7″ single Golden Shadow. Yes, I know, it’s a title that almost sounds rude, doesn’t it? And that’s not the only thing that’s rude about it for when you listen to said cut, it turns out to be a breakneck car chase theme style thingy on which horns and retro-synth
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CROWD COMPANY: Stories

CROWD COMPANY: Stories“Take a pen, think again/ Tell a story with a different end,” sings Esther Dee on new Crowd Company single, Stories, the third to be taken from their forthcoming Alan Evans-produced LP. Now there’s a positive sentiment given the multitude of stories over the last month that were mostly bleak as fuck. I suspect Dee was probably thinking in terms of romantic relationships having a different outcome rather than hedge-fund
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 3 (Vinyl 7″)

Jonesing for some disco edits action now that you’re back at boring old work? Why not make DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Volume 3 your first choice of purchase in the new year? After all, the A-side is his dope edit of 1979 cut Love Thang by all-girl Philly disco outfit – er – First Choice. Need something a bit more 80s to get an even greater numbers of ladies on the dancefloor? Try the flip
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DJ DSK & THE LOST SOUL COLLECTIVE: Lost Soul Pt. 1 / Lost Soul Pt. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK & THE LOST SOUL COLLECTIVE: Lost Soul Pt. 1 / Lost Soul Pt. 2 (Vinyl 7While the name of DJ DSK’s funk band The Lost Soul Collective and their new vinyl 7″, Lost Soul Pt 1 and 2 might evoke that post New Year back-to-work vibe, the tracks themselves more accurately reflect the hedonistic antics of New Year celebrations. Enter two clattering slabs of all-original uptempo b-boy funk featuring squelchy wah, an afro-Latinate drum break and the knowing
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DAYTONER: David’s Doctor b/w Ooh Lalo (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: David's Doctor b/w Ooh Lalo (Vinyl 7Check Daytoner thinking he could slip the new ‘Friday’s Funky 45’ out under the radar just when everyone was sat around lethargic from rich food, lack of sunlight and a surfeit of alcohol. David’s Doctor employs the same David Axelrod sample used on The Next Episode by a certain production medic you may have forgotten about and teams it neatly with the world’s most famous drum
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BIG CROWN RECORDS: Crown Jewels Vol. 1

BIG CROWN RECORDS: Crown Jewels Vol. 1Big Crown’s Crown Jewels are out then. No, not like that – don’t be filthy – the monkey’s talking about new label comp. Crown Jewels Vol. 1 which, you guessed it, showcases the label’s not inconsiderable wealth of talent. Why, it’s a wealth that positively glitters and sparkles! Lee Fields – legendary soul survivor? On it twice – the title track of recent LP It Rains Love and another
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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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