Drunken Monkey / Mr. D's Ballroom
Album: Mr. D's Ballroom   Collection:General
Artist:Drunken Monkey   Added:Jan 2009
Label:Splintered Tree Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-15 Pull Date: 2009-05-17 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 17 May 10 Apr 19 Apr 12 Mar 29 Mar 22
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. May 12, 2009: Everyday Commotion
Ghetto Mind
4. Apr 18, 2009: Music Casserole
Far Out Cat
2. May 09, 2009: Music Casserole
The Flute Of Funk
5. Apr 12, 2009: The Twlight Zone
Stoned Creation
3. May 03, 2009: The Twilight Zone
Ghetto Mind
6. Apr 07, 2009: 408's Finest
Stoned Creation

Album Review
miss piggy
Reviewed 2009-03-05
Drunken Monkey: Mr. D's Ballroom
Splintered Tree Records

This is Drunken Monkey's latest release, and it is chock full of yummy electro and juicy breaks, with his signature exotic & spaced-out flavors. CD #1 is particularly amazing, in that so many different styles of beats & tempos are represented. There's something for everyone here!

CD #1: All great, but especially try: 1,3,6,9,10
1. Dub-breaky thumpy beats w/ some exotic sounds & male vox
2. Loopy house, synthy swirls, a few analog blurps
3. Retro dirty-disco/ghetto-soul track, funky, great electric piano!
4. Chilled-out mellow groove w/ cool glitchy effects
5. Relaxed Electro - catchy little groove w/ robo vox & swirls
6. Fantastic stoned-out electro-breaks w/ all sorts of trippy effects
7. Sweet little Drum & Bass track - light & funky
8. Edgier D&B track, some grinding, lots of swooshing effects
9. Funky uptempo & groovy jazzy house w/ some great catchy vocals
10. Slammin' electro-funk breaks - snappy drums & nasty bass

NOTE: CD #2 descriptions are on back.

CD #2: Mostly various flavors of break-beat music - try: 3,4,7,9.
1. Chill-out funky breaks track w/ swirls & flutes
2. More spaced-out dubby breaks w/ male vox loops
3. Robo-electro beats & breaks w/ a distinctly old-school sound
4. Slammin' breakbeat track, snappy drums & male vox MC action
5. Synthy electro-pop, swirly and bubbly melodies
6. A grittier track w/ grinding bass & MC male vox
7. Starts w/ cute video-game sounds, goes into dubby D&B
8. Progressive-style breaks, big synth buildups & kids samples
9. Trippy & exotic-sounding pounding breaks track
10. Sparse & dubby breaks track, loose & chill w/ snappy snare drums

FYI: Drunken Monkey was my guest on KZSU back in December '08 and gave us his discography on CD. He is a talented local DJ/producer whose tastes range from breaks, electro, house, trip-hop, drum & bass, world music, rock, and more. It's rare that I get a guest with the diversity & range that he has. So please explore his material and enjoy!

Track Listing
1. All Night Prescription   11. The Flute Of Funk
2. Synth House   12. You Really Don't
3. Ghetto Mind   13. Sweet Activation
4. Stoned Creation   14. Got Much Potential
5. Far Out Cat   15. Lodestar
6. Positive Subtracting (Drunken Monkey Remix)   16. Throw On Cutz
7. A Mad Jungle Ting   17. Heavy Waistline
8. Monk's Boogie   18. A Funk Odyssey
9. Dandy Man   19. Bothy Breawk
10. It's A Groove   20. 2 Step Benzo Dub