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THE BAMBOOS: Hard Up + video

THE BAMBOOS: Hard UpGoing forward into the past in their twentieth year as a band, The Bamboos return with new single Hard Up that rediscovers the rawer sound of their early material. The mood is arguably more downbeat though with singer Kylie Auldist (who nevertheless sounds in fine fettle) delivering blues-themed lyrics such as “I don’t want a ride for free/ Ain’t no job security no more…Prices
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THE SCRIBES X ASTRO SNARE: ‘Mighty Mighty’ video

THE SCRIBES: 'Mighty Mighty' videoThe Scribes continue to promote their Totem Trilogy EP Pt 1 collab. with Astro Snare by releasing this video (produced entirely during isolation by Wild Child Studios (Instagram @wild_child_studios)) for reggae-influenced EP track Mighty Mighty. Since the track in question lyrically forms a broad call to rise up against corrupt power everywhere, what better topic for
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Entertainment + video

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: EntertainmentBringing the laid-back boogie-funk on the second single from their forthcoming Lexplosion II album are Lexsoul Dancemachine with Entertainment. And entertainment is something they know a thing or two about with seven years and two previous albums under their belt. It’s not just a studio thing either; the monkey has watched this band fill a floor with people who previously knew nothing
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + video

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + videoHeads up everyone, it’s time for a new single from Smoove & Turrell, which goes by the catch-all double entendre title of Do It. Said cut takes the form of classic S&T 125 bpm 80s disco soul and features more slap bass than Mark King and Flea going head-to-head in a bass-slapping competition on the planet Larry Graham. Meanwhile Turrell belts out the hook, “Come on and do it (Do It!)/
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BOBBY OROZA: Strange Girl (Vinyl 7″) + video

BOBBY OROZA: Strange Girl (Vinyl 7Next from Bobby Oroza comes Strange Girl, a cover of Strange Boy by originally performed jointly by fellow Big Crown artists El Michels Affair & The Shacks. With Oroza’s falsetto replacing Shannon Wise’s whisper and Cold Diamond & Mink now in charge of instrumentation, the cover is as dreamy as the original though now the vibe is lowrider soul as opposed to indie-psychedelia and
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MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Vol. 4 + ‘Keep Watching’ video

MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Vol. 4With lunatics running the asylum on both sides of the pond, escaping Babylon has never seemed less likely or more desirable – just as well the Windy City’s Microphone Misfitz continue to fight the good fight with the recently-released Escape From Babylon Vol. 4. Like its two most immediate predecessors, the album features an intro from the one and only Darryl ‘D.M.C.’ Daniels – a credential
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KID ACNE: ‘Bubblegoose Empire’ and ‘Council House Boys’ videos

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/kid-acne-bubblegoose-empire-and-council-house-boys-videos/Fresh from releasing superb long player Have A Word, Kid Acne drops two more videos for LP tracks Bubblegoose Empire and Council House Boys. If you’ve checked the album you’ll know it crackles with K.A.’s wry lyrics as he, “cascades cadence, unique…[turns].. of phrase over fresh beat arrangements,” the latter being psych-tinged boom-bap production from Chicago’s Spectacular
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: ‘Wake Up’ video

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: 'Wake Up' videoThe new video to Lee Fields’ funky lament Wake Up couldn’t have come at a more apposite time, could it? On the track, soul-man Fields delivers a funky look at the state of the nation and is exasperated by what he sees, exhorting people to ‘speak out’ about ‘all these lies’ against a backdrop of animated artwork courtesy of El Oms. A message you have to hope gets through given
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WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: ‘Still Doin It’ video

WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: 'Still Doin It' videoHere’s another hip-hop 7″ for the b-boys in the form of Whirlwind D’s cautionary tale Still Doin’ It, over an epic beat from Djar One with cuts by Specifik. A cautionary tale? Yes – and one about addiction. To hip-hop. “I might be old but it doesn’t really matter/ The beat gets fatter my knees are being battered.” Jesus D! Were you never warned what hip-hop could do to a man?
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TANIKA CHARLES: Love Overdue b/w Remember To Remember (Vinyl 7″) + video

TANIKA CHARLES: Love Overdue b/w Remember To Remember (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ It’s turning out to be a vintage year for lovers of retro soul music and with this new 45, Record Kicks signing, Toronto-based soul sister, Tanika Charles unleashes her own double broadside by way of a lead single off her forthcoming second LP, The Gumption. On the A-side for example, we have Love Overdue a club mover with added clap-along appeal that harks back to classic early/ mid sixties Sugar Pie
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