JMF’s You Asked For It Part 4 – ‘Taking Back Control’


The final part of Jimmy Monsta Funk’s 2016 series – proper house, proper floor vibes proper deck skills. Digging through his vinyl purchases of last year Monsta Funk has put together a series of mixes to wrap it all together, broken off in to 80 minute sessions going straight from wax to mixer to recorder. This is part 4 of…

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Just The Basics: Basic Rhythm and Imaginary Forces Mix by Charity Queen


Kieron aka Charity Queen has been missing from radio – and our general radar (with the exception of the occasional 3rd party ‘Hello’ delivered via Paul) – for the last six years. In fact, I daresay Charity Queen presents A Chronology of Electroacoustic and Electronic Music was one of the last recordings he threw up before the self-imposed hibernation. It’s…

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‘Rap Stats’ & ‘The Language Of Hip Hop’


I don’t really know why things like this excite me as much as they do. Hip-hop’s big business and in the digital age where data is power I shouldn’t really be surprised or overly impressed when someone applies a formulaic model to it. But I am, and as such have dedicated countless hours to over analysis of moments in music…

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JMF’s You Asked For It Part 3 – ‘Even Through The Bad Times’


And here we are at Part 3 of 4 of ‘You Asked For It’ – Jimmy Monsta Funk playing wax selected exclusively from his record purchases of 2016. If you missed the first installments you can catch up below. Well worth doing as each part throws up a totally different slant on how the year played out release wise, from…

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All My Records Episode 1


Having moved about 4000 records to a third house in three years I’m getting ready to concede that there is a possibility that my wife and parents are right, I’m never going to listen to them all again. And that’s sad, because although I’d consider myself equal parts collector and selector, records are meant to be played. Like a lot…

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JMF’s You Asked For It Part 2 – ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’


Stoked to be presenting the second instalment of Jimmy Monsta Funk’s 2016 wrap-up. Drawing on his record purchasers from last year exclusively he’s handed us a five hour vinyl rundown split across four parts. If you missed the first part last week you can check it out here: https://awkmo.co/jmfs-you-asked-for-it-part-1-paid-the-cost/ Episode 2 is ‘Stranger Things Have Happened‘ – appropriately kicking off…

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The Dead Albatross Music Prize 2017


Hazar! The Dead Albatross Music Prize has officially rolled around for 2017! The season for the award show launched on Wednesday night with Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze announcing this year’s shortlist inside a three-hour special on Reel Rebels Radio. For the uninitiated the Dead Albatross Music Prize was kicked off by Paul in 2013 to recognise the best records to…

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JMF’s You Asked For It Part 1 – ‘Paid the Cost’


We’ve been sitting on this for way too long. Back about two months ago Jimmy Monsta Funk delivered us over five hours of 2016 records, split across four mixes. Well worth the wait though, as he’s on point as always with curation and skills. You Asked For It is drawn for JMF’s own collection of vinyl purchases across 2016, and the sectioning…

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