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Rasterinha EP by Funk Na Caixa and Xão

Mar 04, 2014

Our good friends Funk Na Caixa and Xão have come up with the goods once again. This time in the form of 'EP Rasterinha', a free 11-track compilation album dedicated to 'Rasterinha', the latest electronic Brazilian style to emerge post-Baile Funk. The album features tracks by Bumps, Guto Almeida, Carlos Nunez, DJ Comrade and Ckrono & Slesh amongst others, all of whom...

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New Brazil 45's by Noriel Vilela, Juca Chaves, Sonia Santos and Salinas

Feb 25, 2014

The third and fourth releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now:BRZ45.03A. Noriel Vilela - 16 Toneladas b/w AA. Juca Chaves - Take Me Back To Piaui Originally released in 1971 on Copacabana Records, Noriel Vilela's unique cover of Tennessee Ernice Ford's '16 Tons', originally a classic American pop-country-folk song from the 1940s, is highly sought after on 7"....

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Ginga: The Soul Of Brazilian Football coming soon on Mr Bongo

Feb 25, 2014

‘Ginga, it’s in our blood, it’s a gift given by God especially to Brazilians who play football and learn to dance from an early age. I think Brazilians are given Ginga when they’re born and continue to improve it through childhood.‘  Ronaldo Pele, Zico, Jairzinho, Renaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar… Some of world’s greatest footballers all have one thing in common: they all hail from Brazil, the land of footballing...

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Introducing: Mungo's Hi Fi

Feb 18, 2014

This week see's the release of the first 7" single 'Herbalist (Prince Fatty mix) ft. Top Cat b/w Divorce A L'Italienne (Prince Fatty Mix) ft. Marina P taken from the forthcoming Prince Fatty VS Mungo's Hi Fi project, due for official release in March on Mr Bongo. So, we thought it would be a good time to introduce them to you in full. Mungo's Hi Fi...

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Incredible Bongo Band 'Bongo Rock' 40th Anniversary Mixtape by Chris Read

Feb 14, 2014

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary release of Incredible Bongo Band's classic debut LP 'Bongo Rock' and its sequel 'The Return of The Incredible Bongo Band', we have teamed up with WhoSampled to present this exclusive mixtape celebrating 40 years of the Incredible Bongo Band in sample based music. Original Incredible Bongo Band cuts alongside those who have sampled them...

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Hollie Cook's brand new album 'Twice' available to pre-order

Feb 12, 2014

  Hollie has teamed up with Pledge Music to release her brand new album 'Twice'. Here is the official line from the lady herself: Hey everybody, I hope you’re all happy, heathy and prosperous. I'm excited to let you in on some news about my new album, ‘Twice’. You can now pre-order here, through PledgeMusic, and receive it on 28th April, that's a whole 2...

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Mungo's Hi Fi - 80's Digital Reggae Selection

Feb 07, 2014

  For a very special release next month we have paired two mighty talents in a North vs. South sound-system clash. Brighton producer extraordinaire Prince Fatty has decided to take on Glasgow's own dancehall merchant Mungo's Hi-Fi, with the two crews swapping remixes on a full-length album. Described by Clash Magazine, as “a perfect encapsulation of the creative camaraderie running through British reggae...

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Introducing Karol Conka

Feb 06, 2014

Karol Conka is definitely one of our favourite discoveries. We stumbled across her YouTube videos in mid-2013 whilst digging for new Brazilian hip hop and were blown away by her flow and style, and Nave's killer production. To cut a long story short, we signed her album 'Batuk Freak' and are gearing up to release it. Karol first set foot...

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Three Mr Bongo tracks in Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury'

Feb 06, 2014

Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury' premier's tonight at Odeon, Leicester Square in London. Three of our tracks feature in the soundtrack:    And Tito Puente's - Tito On Timbales Full soundtrack information is available at Soundtrackmania.com

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Karol Conka European tour dates announced

Feb 04, 2014

We are extremely excited to reveal dates for Karol Conka's debut European tour to coincide with her 'Batuk Freak' album release in April on Mr Bongo: 21st March @ 104, Paris, FR - Tickets22d March @ Le Plan, Ris-Orangis, FR - Tickets29th March @ La Coopérative de Mai, Clermont Ferrant, FR3rd April @ La Linea, Concrete, London, UK - Tickets4th April @...

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