KRASH SLAUGHTA: Lucky Kookies (Vinyl 7″) + Sugar Coated DOOM re-press

KRASH SLAUGHTA: Lucky Kookies Couldn’t get enough of Krash Slaughta’s Sugarcubes vs DOOM project Sugar Coated DOOM? Or did you miss out on the never-to-be-re-pressed vinyl LP? Oh man, has Krash got you covered! Not only is the LP is getting a ltd. re-press but there’s also an all-new non-LP Sugar Coated DOOM 45 single dedicated to The Sugarcubes, Lucky Kookies, being released too
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Yeti Season LP

Yeti SeasonRating: ★★★★★ You knew, when El Michels Affair released tripped-out Eastern pysch-funk 45 Unathi b/w Zaharila all the way back in 2018, that there was a whole LP of this sort of stuff on the way. You just didn’t realise that it was going to be the album after the next album (which turned out to be last year’s Adult Themes) that they released.  Indeed, not only did you have to wait until the
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MANKOORA: Sonór Tropicàl (Vinyl 7″)

RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Sonór TropicàlRenegades Of Jazz returns to his experiments in tropical sounds under his Mankoora alter-ego after a short break of – oohh – only nine years or so with new vinyl 7″, Sonór Tropical. On the A-side, the title track is an understated piano-led Latin-jazz breakbeat shaker served with a side of violin and a deceptively chunky bassline.  In fact, it’s exactly like a Latin version of those early
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 It’s not immediately clear how the monkey managed to miss out on DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Vol.5 but here Vol. 6 is already – and not that long after last summer’s Vol.4. That’s quite a feat I can tell you, given how hard Covid has hit vinyl pressing schedules! If you’ve caught previous efforts though, you’ll know that the DSK name is a hallmark of edit quality and that DNA edits have
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PUMAN: Bulang Beauty (Vinyl 7″)

Make the mistake of Googling ‘Puman’ and first up is urbandictionary.com’s full list of increasingly bizarre definitions. What doesn’t appear on the list however is ‘Outfit fusing music of Jamaican origin with the sounds of Yunnan province in China.’ Mind you, who’d think of that? Well, Puman as it turns out, who took a traditional ethnic song sung by a Yunnan elder and his choir of students and layered
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LUVMENAUTS: Extravehicular Activity EP

LUVMENAUTS:  Extravehicular Activity EPRating: ★★★★★ Toronto-based Luvmenauts engage in some Extravehicular Activity for their latest EP and you’ll be glad they did since this involves a six-track instrumental journey through all their favourite retro influences. The four-piece outfit venture down the seemingly never more popular ‘create a soundtrack for films that never existed,’ rabbit-hole having been inspired by library music
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DIZZY DUSTIN & PANDAMONIUM (feat. forty MCs): The Drop Cypher (Free download))

DIZZY DUSTIN & PANDAMONIUM (feat. 40 MCs): Drop Cypher It is true historically, that at times, MB post titles have verged on the lengthy – it’s one of the perils of adhering to a format – but the monkey draws the line at mentioning all forty emcees featured on the Drop Cypher besides Ugly Duckling rapper Dizzy Dustin.  For where Dizzy’s esrtwhile colleague Andy Cooper has made a name for himself dropping as many syllables as he can in
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MODERATOR: Midnight Madness LP

MODERATOR: Midnight Madness LP“Good midnight to you!” Thus begins the new Moderator LP, Midnight Madness, with a retro movie dialogue snippet heralding precisely the massive payload of dope that album preview tracks Wish I Was Dead and Unspoken suggested it would deliver. Not that there was ever much doubt given previous long-playing efforts, 2019’s The Mosaics and the previous year’s The World
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PM WARSON: (Don’t) Hold Me Down

Rating: ★★★★★ Here’s the second single to drop from PM Warson’s forthcoming True Story LP, due in April, and it’s an album version re-up of underground hit (Don’t Hold Me Down). Originally self-released, the now sold-out sixties-R&B-cum-Latin with bubblegum girl group chorus, was Warson’s breakout track and on the new version features better production, with the beat a bit
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DJ BOOKER X MC YINKA: Night Lights

DJ BOOKA X MC YINKA: Night Lights‘How would Roc Marciano and MF Doom sound if they were born in Athens to immigrant parents?’ asks the press release for DJ Booker X MC Yinka’s debut LP, Night Lights, before suggesting that these two Athenians are the answer. It’s a big claim but then hip-hop has always thrived on braggadocio and, as it turns out, these two do have the skills to pay the bills even if (unlike
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