LEE FIELDS: It Rains Love (Vinyl 7″) + video

LEE FIELDS:  It Rains Love (Vinyl 7Veteran soul man Lee Fields is back already with new single It Rains Love, and as our Lee’ll tell you – when you do find that special person, you hang on to them because, “when you got someone…who really loves you…you got everything.” I think that calls for a song! A downtempo drum break maybe, some reflective instrumentation and that voice of course. Oohh – I know – and a video
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BRONX SLANG: Run Away Sucker

BRONX SLANG:  Run Away SuckerRating: ★★★★★ Shhh! What’s that sound? Rolling boom-bap drums? Cavernous funk bass? Muted squalls of taut guitar lurking in the background and a tag team of veteran MCs on the mic? Prepare yourself for more gritty NY boom-bap as Bronx Slang follow Well Well Well with next single Run Away Sucker both of which are taken from
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X-RAY TED: Swagger EP

X-RAY TED: Swagger EP First out of the Bombstrikes stalls for 2019 is X-Ray Ted with his Swagger EP – a heavy funk-based breaks set with nary a wobble amongst the three tracks that appear on it. There is the energetic Fake Gold for example, lighting your fire with genuine peak-time thrills and a little vocal help from JB, among others. Even better is the saucy – er – swagger of the title track featuring a
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PAMA INTERNATIONAL: Stop The War On The Poor

PAMA INTERNATIONAL:  Stop The War On The PoorBlimey – no hiding the message on Pama International’s new one, Stop The War On The Poor as they eschew their more usual preference for rocksteady vibes with some heartwarming retro-soul that recalls Irma Thomas’s early seventies work with Jerry ‘Swamp Dogg’ Williams. Constructed from emotive piano and soul horns
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MR BRISTOW: Chinese Kung Fu Money (Free download)

MR BRISTOW:  Chinese Kung Fu Money (Free download)Here we go then – a new year and a fresh free download for y’all from none other than the generously free-spirited Mr Bristow in the form of his Chinese Kung Fu Money booty. And what do you say to that? That’s right – you say, “Banzai!” (yes, I know, that’s Japanese) for it is nothing less than a fusion of 70s band Banzai’s martial arts-themed Chinese Kung Fu cut with Charli
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2018

Based 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 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – RWW II

It’s the double whammy! RWW get the LP and track top slots with their mix of rocksteady, soul and sixties rnb!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest tracks of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – Pot Of Gold

Irresistible rocksteady opener from the LP
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DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI: Soul Flip Edits

DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI:  Soul Flip EditsIf you haven’t been asleep for the last couple of years, you’ll have noticed a healthy interest in funk and soul edits sympathetic to the original tracks in the vinyl 45 DJ market. Professor Shorthair and a galaxy of guest producers are now multiple volumes into the NOLA Breaks series of New Orleans-specific funky edits, Soopasoul has
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DJ CLAIRVO: El Clarividente

When better to release an album redolent of tropical heat than at the point in the year when the nights are longest and coldest? And that is precisely what the MustBeat crew’s DJ Clairvo has done with El Clarividente having used his powers of prescience to judge it the opportune moment to collect nearly a decade’s worth of Latin-influenced party breakbeat gear together and unleash the
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SKEEWIFF: Put Your Hands Together

SKEEWIFF:  Put Your Hands TogetherRating: ★★★★★ Ladies and gentlemen, it’s always an event when a Skeewiff album comes out so put your hands together for the new LP entitled – er – Put Your Hands Together. Of course posting about such an event a month after its release could be seen as somewhat remiss – but then that’s the autumn release schedule isn’t it? Everything comes at once and trying to stay on top
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