NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetRating: ★★★★★¬† L.A. label F-Spot hit the spot dead centre with the monkey’s most anticipated 45 of the summer – Night Owls’ Gossip b/w Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get. Night Owls is a super-group formed from assorted members of California reggae band The Lions along with The Aggrolites’ Roger Rivas and the two tracks are, of course, covers of Cyril Neville’s Meters-backed bomb
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FOLD feat. MR GEE: Aphelion

Another cut to fall foul of the MB summer holiday chaos has been this effort from Leeds band, Fold, dropping a fortnight or so ago, hot on the heels of previous single Insurgent Mood. This time around it’s downtempo hip-hop number, Aphelion, featuring MC and poet Mr Gee on the mic and a searing critique of racial inequality. Gee’s lyrics pointedly include a pop at bandwagon-jumping
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PYROGENIC: Hard Like Steel

PYROGENIC: Hard Like SteelAfter numerous Cut Beetlez drops, here are yet more Finnish frolics from Fabyl Recordings in the shape of Pyrogenic’s latest single Hard Like Steel. The downtempo duo are veterans of making atmospheric instro beats since the early 90s when, armed with computer, sound card and tracker software, they pretty much had to make their own material given the apparent dearth of
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THE WINSTON BROTHERS: Winston Theme

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/tha-fun-police-kenny-beeper-mc-shureshock-snuze-freefall/Advertised with an image of a 45 label, it’ll no doubt come as something of a disappointment to punters when they find out that The Winston Brothers’ debut single, Winston Theme, on Colemine Records is only out on digital thus far. Especially when they cop the horns-heavy psych-funk groove of Winston Theme. The good news is that the word on the street, (alright, Colemine label comments on Youtube) hint at an autumn
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THA FUN POLICE (KENNY BEEPER/ MC SHURESHOCK/ SNUZE): Freefall

THA FUN POLICE (KENNY BEEPER/ MC SHURESHOCK/ SNUZE): FreefallIt’s Oz-hop time on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings with the release (no pun intended) of Freefall by Tha Fun Police – a crew consisting of a trio of established names – to wit: DJ/ producer Kenny Beeper, MC/ lyricist Shureshock and DJ/ MC Snuze. The EP consists of the chugging title track (plus no fewer than four remixes from Kibosh, Pecoe, Spenda C and Doctor Werewolf) and the
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WHIRLWIND D: Original Breaks To B-Lines

WHIRLWIND D:  Original Breaks To B-LinesSomeone you can always rely on to ensure his bars are underpinned with b-boy friendly beats is Whirlwind D and new long player Original Breaks To B-Lines is packed full of these and more besides. A career retrospective, the fourteen track album covers the nineties early days to D’s most recent drops on a resurgent 45 format and features ancient demos, new and old favourites
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DAYTONER & MR BIRD feat. THE AUDIBLE ONE & DAISY B: Earthly Crowd

Time to grab yourself a mat and a beanie because Daytoner and Mr Bird have finally teamed-up for summer b-boy jam, Earthly Crowd and roped in The Audible One and Daisy B as well! Undeterred by the mere 800 miles that have physically separated them over a ten year interweb friendship, Bird and ‘Toner finally made good on a long-gestating notion of doing a track together
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MC JUICE: Where You Go (Prod. BANKRUPT EUROPEANS)(Vinyl 7″)

MC JUICE: Where You Go (Prod. BANKRUPT EUROPEANS)(Vinyl 7It’s time for some straight dope, all original hip-hop on this new 45 from Nobody Buys Records as mic legend MC Juice hooks up with production outfit Bankrupt Europeans on Where You Go. If you’ve caught previous Bankrupt Euros releases, you’ll know there’s little they can be taught about making beats and they school y’all 90s-classic style here with a laid-back groove that strips
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OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7″)

OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7Still coming correct with the Latin 45 heat, Matasuna Records drop something of a follow-up to the label’s previous Otto De Rojas release of a few years ago with this brace of light-touch remixes of the Peruvian’s funky, Latin-disco nugget El Tema De Coco off 1976 LP Super√©xitos Bailables. First up to twiddle the knobs is Retro Roland Riso going large on the drums with extra
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THE SCRIBES: ‘Heart Breaks’ (prod. ASTRO SNARE) video + ‘Wash’ video

Scribes Heart Breaks videoLike the song says, breaking up is hard to do and we all know music helps with the pain which is indubitably why it’s such fertile ground for songwriters. Enter The Scribes with their own break-up cut, Heart Breaks off their Totem Trilogy Part 1 EP. Can they get a beat – or even some heart ‘breaks’ (thank you, I’m here all week!)? Oh hello, Astro Snare, thanks for stepping
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