Oct 01, 2015
Episode 13 is another residents special with Graham Luckhurst, Ally Smith, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila. Featuring music by F.B.I, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jimmy McGriff, Oneness Of Juju, Pleasure, David Axelrod and more. We are very pleased to announce that the Mr Bongo Soundsystem is now being represented by Elastic Artists. If you are interested in booking us, please contact them here....
Sep 22, 2015
Protoje will release his third album, ‘Ancient Future’ in the UK on October 16th on Mr Bongo. Protoje along with his long time band and collaborators, The Indiggnation, are at the forefront of what is being described as the “Reggae Revival” currently happening in Jamaica. Considering Protoje’s heritage his place in the revival is unsurprising, his father was a calypso king...
Sep 10, 2015
On the 15th, 16th & 17th of September, the Regent Street Cinema will be screening an Alejandro Jodorowsky double bill. The double bill features his latest film 'The Dance of Reality', and the cult classic 'Santa Sangre' (available on Mr Bongo BluRay). Alejandro Jodorowsky’s inimitable style is on full display in this film. The director of El Topo (a favourite...
Sep 09, 2015
Brazil 45, 29 has landed at HQ and is shipping now. Featuring Dom Salvador's 'Barumba' and Osmar Milito's 'Morre o Burro, Fica o Homem'. Grab it here.
Sep 01, 2015
Our first anniversary show is now available! With extra special guest selector Leon Vynehall plus resident selectors Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila. Featuring music by Blo, Mike Lundy, James Mason, Dorothy Ashby, Fatima, Elis Regina and more. The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 12 with guest selector Leon Vynehall by Mr Bongo on Mixcloud 1. Blo -...
Aug 11, 2015
Brazil 45, number 30 is Brazilian disco/boogie double featuring Marcos Valle's 'Estrelar' and Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti's 'Alleluia'. Listen and buy Valle's almighty ‘Estrelar’, is his most well known disco/boogie track co-written with Leon Ware. Added hints of Yacht Rock too! ‘Estrelar’ is taken from his 1983 self titled LP released on Som Livre. Two of the masters of the Brazilian Boogie...
Aug 03, 2015
Chris aka ‘Rhythm Doctor’ has enjoyed a DJ career that has spans a huge 4 decades. Needless to say he has a record collection (and stories!) to match, and we were delighted to welcome him to join us for episode 11. RD’s break as a DJ came in 1976 when he fused the positive vibrations of Punk Rock with Reggae,...
Jul 29, 2015
This month saw the Blu-Ray release of Wojciech Has' 'The Saragossa Manuscript' and 'The Hourglass Sanatorium’. Mr Bongo fans may have noted that we originally released these two classic, psychedelic Polish cinema titles as DVDs back in 2007. We felt the time was right for these films to be seen in Blu-Ray too, and are delighted to see people...
Jul 24, 2015
The third and fourth records in the Africa 45's series have landed at Bongo HQ; AFR45.03 is a Mulatu Astatke double A-side, and AFR45.04 features Alemayehu Eshete and Mahmoud Ahmed.
Listen to and browse the Africa 45 series
Jul 15, 2015
We are very pleased to announce the release of Wojciech Has' 'The Saragossa Manuscript' and 'The Hourglass Sanatorium' on Blu-ray, now shipping from Mr Bongo.
Classic, psychedelic Polish cinema at it's very finest.