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Following swiftly on the heels of our latest 7″ vinyl releases Hero Records are proud to present our first full length CD album. And what an album it is!

Ladies and gentleman introducing the long-awaited debut LP from the kings of all things funky, Mash & Munkee, “We Like It Like That”.

Mash & Munkee are Kolja Starkowski (aka Deli-Kutt) and David Hanke (aka Unifairfly/Renegades of Jazz) and are based in Wuppertal and near Hamburg, Germany. Kolja was DJing and David was running a radio show before they met online at the record database site Discogs and, after discovering a common taste in music, teamed up to form Mash & Munkee. The rest, as they say, is history!

After a series of well-received singles on labels such as Backslide, Jack To Phono, Funk Weapon and of course Hero Records they spent time compiling and remastering the best of these releases and writing new tracks to compliment them and ended up with this amazing debut album. Taking musical influences from all over the world this album contains the straight up funk of the single “Superbad” and the scratch-filled b-boy grooves of “Here We Come!” together with afrobeat and latin influenced groovers such as “Kibo” and “Venga Veras”. From downtempo hip hop head-nodders like “Mexican B-Boy” to the faster tempos of the dancefloor-filling nu-funk of “Make A Difference” this album encompasses all that we at Hero Records love about music. Available as a very limited CD with collectable 6-panel digifile sleeve and digital download this album is destined to be a smash hit with lovers of everything funky.

An album chock full of feelgood summer vibes and happy grooves. What more can we say …….. WE LIKE IT LIKE THAT!

“We Like It Like That” [HR008CD]
1. Here We Come [*][+]
2. Superbad [*]
3. Hold It Down [*][$]
4. Get It Together
5. Kibo [%][@]
6. The Good Vibe
7. Mexican B-Boy [+][@]
8. Wake Up
9. Make A Difference [+][=]
10. Sunny Day [*][#]
11. Point Vista
12. Venga Veras

[*] Bass by Alexander Bednasch
[$] Guitar by Alexander Bednasch
[+] Cuts & Scratches by Koljeticut
[%] Bass by Boris Stein
[@] Guitar by Boris Stein
[%] Additional Keyboards by Christian Wolf
[=] Flute by Davy Wilde
[#] Guitars by Andre Sudradjat & Phil Miller

Release date – 25 June 2012. Limited edition CD released via Kudos Distribution. Digital download available from iTunes and all good online digital retailers.

Hero Records is a UK label specialising in vinyl releases and digital downloads of the best in funk, soul, hip hop, jazz and breaks. Their forthcoming release schedule includes singles from Frameworks & QNC, Weekend Sun and Mistah Bohze as well as the debut album from Mash & Munkee. Previous releases have received support from the likes of Smoove, DJ Format, The Herbaliser, Andy Smith, Steve Lamacq, Coldcut, Craig Charles, Dr Rubberfunk and Bill Brewster.

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Feedback on Mash & Munkee’s “Superbad” single
“Fantastic car chase music from the future !!!” Smoove (Smoove & Turrell / Jalapeno / Wack Records)

“Mash & Munkee continue to ensure that nothing but quality leaves the funk factory. Hero Records strike again!” Monkeyboxing.com

“Another quality couple of tunes – The Good Vibe just edges it for me here!” Dr Rubberfunk (Jalapeno Records)

The following Mash & Munkee related releases are still available from the Hero Records Store
Hero No.7 “Keeping It Real? (Mash & Munkee Remix)” b/w Mash & Munkee “Keep On Moving (Hero No.7 Remix featuring Krash Slaughta)” [HR002S]
Savages & Unifairfly “Blow Up Your Box” b/w “Mean Streets” [HR003S]
Mash & Munkee “Superbad” b/w “The Good Vibe (Renegades Of Jazz Remix)” [HR006S]

Selected discography from Mash & Munkee’s Kolja and David
Mash & Munkee “Wake Up EP” (Backslide 12″) 2008
Mash & Munkee “The Good Vibe” (Jack To Phono 7″) 2010
Mash & Munkee “Work It Out EP” (Funk Weapons 12″) 2010
Unifairfly “Rock To The Rhythm” b/w “Keep The Breakin’” (Funky Mamas & Papas 7″) 2010
Renegades of Jazz “Karabine” (Wass 12″) 2010
Renegades of Jazz “Cascade” (Wass 7″) 2010
Renegades of Jazz “Get A Wiggle On” (Wass 12″) 2011
Renegades of Jazz “Blow Your Horn” (Wass 7″) 2011
Renegades of Jazz “Hip To The Jive” (Wass LP) 2011
Renegades of Jazz “Moo Juice” (Hiperbole digital release) 2011
Renegades of Jazz “Hip To The Remix” (Wass LP) 2011
Mankoora “El Loco” b/w “Boogaloo Tormenta” (Hiperbole 7″) 2012

David is also currently running his own label Hiperbole Records featuring lots of great releases that you can listen to as Hiperbole’s Soundcloud.

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