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THE EXCITEMENTS: The Mojo Train (2016) + video

Mojo Train The ExcitementsRaw sixties guitar stomp and raucous female vocals? Can I hear The Mojo Train coming like an rnb hurricane? I certainly can! And you know that means that the best retro soul band in Barcelona and arguably Europe too (not to mention some claim to being one of the best on the planet) is fast approaching with a new twelve-track LP due this September. That’ll be The Excitements then

THE EXCITEMENTS: UK tour + win free entry to THE EXCITEMENTS @ THE JAZZ CAFE 19 March 2014

The Excitements Jazz Cafe 2014The world’s finest contemporary mid-sixties soul/ rnb-style outfit, The Excitements, hail from Barcelona, boast a supertight rhythm section to match anything on the Daptone stable and, in pint-sized Tina Turner-esque singer Koko-Jean Davis, a frontwoman to rival Sharon Jones herself. That’s no frontin’ either – check the video for recent single Ha Ha Ha below for proof. The band also have a four

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2013

(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2012 HERE)
What can I say? 2013 was big for boom-bap hip-hop and retro funk and soul.
N.B. This chart is created from from a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system.

1. Deltron 3030 – Deltron Event 2

Despite the odd dodgy skit, the second coming of Deltron 3030 was still epic

THE EXCITEMENTS: Sometimes Too Much Ain’t Enough (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ The 2011 release of The Excitements‘ self-titled debut LP was pretty much the retro-soul equivalent of a new gang rocking up in town and telling the competition, “Get lost. We run shit here now.” And they weren’t fronting. The album delivered twelve stank covers of early-to-mid-sixties rnb, recorded analogue style and played tightly enough to have Daptone looking nervous

MONKEYBOXING.COM presents: Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 2 (2012) Free download

The mighty sequel to last year’s wildly successful free monkeyboxing LP finally arrives: the even filthier and even dirtier Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul: Vol. 2 which once more features a selection of the biggest FUNK, SOUL, HIP-HOP, PARTY BREAKS, and REGGAE bangers from 2011 plus a number of unbelievably hot exclusives and rarities from the likes of BADBOE & PROSPER, THE FUNK LEAGUE feat. DIAMOND D & SADAT X, KRASH SLAUGHTA

CHART – June 2011

(NEW) 1. Serge Severe – Back On My Rhymes

Dopest hip-hop single released so far this year

THE EXCITEMENTS: ‘The Excitements’ – Album (2011)

Rating: ★★★★★
This album’ll be this year’s first full-length antidote to the slew of noodly-jazzy-white-boys-playing-funk-masquerading-as-‘deep funk and soul,’ and not a minute too soon. But – hang on – these songs aren’t original – they’re old soul/ rnb numbers by the likes of Little Richard and Barbara Stephens! Aren’t The Excitements just a covers band? Fuck off! They aren’t just anything