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Jorge Ben and Lula Cortes vinyl LP's on Beat Delete

Apr 22, 2013

We've teamed up with BeatDelete to offer a brand new way of buying vinyl records; we post up titles either out of print or never previously released on vinyl and when the minimum number of orders is reached it gets pressed up. We are launching with the following titles: Various Artists - Tudo Ben: Jorge Ben Covered 3xLP Never previously...

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10 Things You Never Knew About... Terry Callier

Apr 11, 2013

Written by James Evans for Clash Music: Terry Callier's incredible voice and eclectic blend of Jazz, Blues and Soul could make audience members pass out, yet he flew under the radar of commercial success for most of his career. Here are ten facts to prove his life was just as unusual as his legacy as a revered, if underrated Soul...

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Sophie Madeleine 'Runaway Orchestra' videos

Apr 11, 2013

Last week we released the 'Runaway Orchestra' album featuring, among others, the wonderful talents of Sophie Madeleine.  She has recorded five solo, acoustic video versions of songs from the album:      

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Prince Fatty and friends BBC Maida Vale session

Apr 11, 2013

Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook, Horseman and The Skints recorded 3 tracks for Mike Davies BBC Radio 1 Punk show a couple of weeks ago, the session is now available for streaming online for 7 days from www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/mikedavies This session features brand new material from Hollie Cook, taken from her forthcoming second album on Mr Bongo.  Watch this space.

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Brazilian Beatz Podcast

Apr 01, 2013

  We are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the founder of the Brazilian Beatz podcast DJ Vivo for a monthly all-Brazilian show. Listen and subscribe to the first installment - a Brazilian Hip Hop special DJ Vivo aka Kuimars Coates first travelled to Brazil in 2001 and was, like many others, captured by the atmosphere of...

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The Story of The Runaway Orchestra

Mar 26, 2013

Taking a slight turn from our regular output we present Runaway Orchestra and their self-titled debut album; a collection of ten cover songs that feature the beautiful vocals of Sophie Madeleine and the folk arrangements of Runaway Orchestra. Opening with The Turtles 1967 hit, ‘Happy Together’, re-worked as a delicate love song, the track flows with lush string arrangements and Madeleine’s warm and...

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Dave Bongo's Top 10 Latin Bangers

Mar 26, 2013

Dave Bongo's Top 10 Latin Bangers. No messing. Sabu Martinez - Afrotemple The crashing cymbal that launched a 1000 bootlegs Nico Gomez - La Lupita  Nico Gomez is finding a new audience, and this track is considered by many, including myself, to be a classic.  Watch out for the next Mr Bongo re-issue cut from Nico Gomez 'Rio' b/w 'Aquarela'....

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Wild Style Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Mar 20, 2013

The film Wild Style was theatrically released in cinemas 30 years ago today. Directed by Charlie Ahearn, Wild Style tells the story of a young graffiti artist Zorro (played by real life tagger Lee Quiñones) looking to establish himself as the top graffiti artist in New York while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend. The film captures much of the early hip-hop culture at...

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Hollie Cook in the studio for album two

Mar 18, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Hollie Cook has been in the studio with Prince Fatty, Winston Francis, Dennis Bovel and George Dekker over the last few weeks putting what we hope to be, the finishing touches on her second album for Mr Bongo. More news on this one soon. Photos by Steve Glashier.

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