X-RAY TED: Mirror Ballin’ b/w Party Time (Vinyl 7″)

Not stallin’ but shot’ callin’ with new 45 Mirror Ballin’, X-Ray Ted ensures the last days of disco-flavoured title cut from his 2019 EP finally gets a wax release. Which is highly appropriate – as you can probably tell from the track name and that of the flip. While the beats on offer here might be more traditionally found on a 12″, label Bombstrikes still manages to ensure nearly five
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BLAKTRIX: No Camo

BLAKTRIX: No CamoBlaktrix is in the house, the mic is in his hand and Chameleon is on the mix – all of which means it’s time for new single No Camo. No camo? Guess our man doesn’t lead a secret double life as a drum n bass DJ or a paintball commando then. Not that either occupation is very likely during Covid lockdown. So how’s ‘Trix been keeping himself occupied though over these tedious months as the
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MOTENKO: Motenko EP

Motenko EPIn the wake of three singles last year – debut On Your Level and its successors Silhouette and Follow Through, Austin TX-based outfit Motenko finally release their full self-titled EP. The tracks on the EP form a chronological narrative about a time in bandleader Micah Motenko’s personal life but with a universal lyrical appeal. Pitching things somewhere between
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MR DORIS & D-FUNK/ DICE NZ/ CHUGGIN EDITS: Slightly Transformed The New Year Giveaway 2021 (Free download)

Slightly Transformed The New Year Giveaway 2021In a new year spirit of generosity, the Slightly Transformed Records label kicks off 2021 with its aptly-named Slightly Transformed New Year Giveaway 2021 featuring today’s second trio of edits (this time freely downloadable!) courtesy of Mr Doris & D-Funk, Dice NZ and Chuggin Edits. First up is Doris & D’s rerub of Raptivity by old school legend Ronnie Gee which, despite lacking
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THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE vs DJP : For Promotional Use Only

THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE vs DJP :  For Promotional Use OnlyFor Promotional Use Only? Yes, it’s just The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP’s little joke as they return to the party breaks scene after a lengthy period AWOL with a no-messin’ trio of disco-tinged mashups. Currently digital-only (but don’t be surprised if a ltd. 7″ or – who knows – even the traditional disco 12″ eventually manifests itself), the release finds our heroes begin proceedings by
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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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ALFREDO LINARES Y SU SONORA: Vol. 1 The MAG Years (3 X Vinyl 7″)

ALFREDO LINARES Y SU SONORAFollowing the success of two Nu Yorican 45 box-sets (Latin Underground Revolution and Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2), Rocafort Records head south to Peru for new box-set Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora Vol. 1 The MAG Years. The three 45s included feature six tracks lifted from Linares’ first two LPs for Manuel Guerrero’s MAG label, El Pito Y Otros Exitos and Yo Traigo Boogaloo released in
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