Our brand new radio show: The Mr Bongo Record Club

Oct 07, 2014

We are very proud to announce the first episode of our new monthly all-vinyl, 2 hour radio show, 'The Mr Bongo Record Club', hosted by Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens, Ally Smith and Villa Martilla with regular guests and features. You can listen to the show on Totally Radio or via the Mixcloud player below 1. Grandmas Rocking Chair - Olli Ahvenlahti 2. Richie Ray 1975...

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Karol Conka returns for her third European tour of 2014

Sep 25, 2014

Three European tours in a year? Yes. Not surprising once you have seen Karol Conka live though. Here are the dates for round three: 26.9.14 - La Bellevoise, Paris27.9.14 - Festival Detonation, La Rodia, Besancon4.10.14 - Rumble Festival, Transbordeur17.10.14 - Mama Event, Paris18.10.14 - Fiesta des Suds, Marseille20.10.14 - Koko (with Buraka Som Sistema), London23.10.14 - Usine, Geneve24.10.14 - Caves du...

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Kenny Dope presents Wild Style Breakbeats - 7 x 7" vinyl Boxset and book

Sep 18, 2014

Kenny Dope has teamed with Get On Down to serve up the first release of the Kay-Dee Records book series entitled Wild Style Breakbeats – a 7-disc 45 set in custom packaging. The book of colour coded 45′s features a total of 13 tracks from the celebrated hip-hop film Wildstyle. The tracks re-edited and re-EQed from original reels are accompanied...

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Announcing Horseman's debut album 'Dawn Of The Dread' for Mr Bongo

Sep 18, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing long-time compadre, renowned drummer and toast-master MC Horseman's debut album in November. Entitled 'Dawn Of The Dread' and produced - of course - by Prince Fatty, recorded at Studio Dub in Thailand.  Horseman has been on the scene for over three decades and has music in his blood – his father had...

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Olli Ahvenlahti 'The Poet' LP re-issued by Mr Bongo

Sep 16, 2014

We are very excited to announce the release of our Olli Ahvenlahti 'The Poet' re-issue. Olli Ahvenlahti is a Finnish pianist, composer and conductor, born in Helsinki, Finland in 1949. A pianist, composer and conductor, Ahvenlahti has been one of leading Finnish Jazz artists since the 70s. He has recorded with several artists and groups including UMO Jazz Orchestra (1977-1982). He went on to become conductor...

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Los Angeles Debut Screening of Tropicalia

Sep 15, 2014

  On Sunday 28th September, Mr Bongo in collaboration with Radio Afrique and The Velaslavasay Panorama will host the Los Angeles debut of Tropicália, a documentary film by Marcelo Machado. Tropicália tells the story of the rich artistic and cultural movement born in the late 1960s in Brazil. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde...

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New Brazil 45's by Antonio Adolfo, Joao Bosco, Elza Soares and Elizabeth out now

Aug 27, 2014

  The eleventh and twelfth releases on our in-demand 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: Brazil 45 number 11: A. Joao Bosco - O Ronco Da CuicaAA. Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca - Transamazonica Joao Bosco - O Ronco Da Cuica This track originally appeared on prolific guitarist Joao Bosco’s ‘Galos de Briga’ LP released in 1976 on RCA Brazil. Previously...

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Hollie Cook Announces Her Debut US Tour

Aug 21, 2014

  Mr Bongo is delighted to announce Hollie Cook’s first U.S. tour. In association with the Windish Agency and LargeUp, the tour kicks off at Glasslands in Brooklyn on Monday Oct. 13, includes her first East Coast appearances (she’s previously performed spot dates in California), and concludes in L.A. on Oct. 24th. Along the way Hollie will play Boston; Philadelphia; Washington...

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Hareton Salvanini 'Hareton + META' 7" re-issue available now

Aug 06, 2014

With a life spent record digging across the world and a near encyclopaedic knowledge of golden period Brazilian music, its rare for Mr Bongo to come across an incredible record from that rich period that he doesn’t already know, but that is what happened with Hareton Salvanini - 'Hareton & M.E.T.A'.  The Mr Bongo release began with a tip off from Floating...

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