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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20% to Comic Relief

Mar 14, 2013

We're donating 20% of all sales from the website between now and midnight tomorrow to Comic Relief. That is all!

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Nico Gomez 'Ritual' vinyl LP now in stock

Mar 06, 2013

We we're very excited at the arrival of this one yesterday, the legendary Latin percussion funk fuzz album 'Ritual' from Nico Gomez & His Latin Percussion Inc. Ritual was originally released in 1971 on the Dutch label Omega International (Gomez was born in Holland before moving to Belgium in the late 40s) and is being reissued by Mr Bongo in...

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Peter King 'Shango' re-issued on Mr Bongo

Feb 22, 2013

Shango by Peter King is an album loaded with history. Originally recorded in 1974 in a Camden studio session funded by money from a TV soundtrack recorded by King a few years earlier, it remained unreleased for close to 30 years despite King releasing five albums in the years that followed, the band touring America, Europe and Japan and King...

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Club Popozuda mixtape archive goes live

Feb 19, 2013

Club Popozuda is a club night and record label specialising in global bass music; baile funk, kuduro, kwaito, dancehall, moombahton, juke, Baltimore and more.  They have been posting varied and super fresh mixtapes over the last few years and today uploaded them all to one Soundcloud account:   For the latest news and events become a fan of Club Popozuda...

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Hollie Cook Interview for Clash Music

Jan 30, 2013

Original post by Clash Music [Last] year Hollie supported The Stone Roses at Heaton Park and let Prince Fatty go dub-nutty on her album. Here’s what she’s also been into. Favourite Album “I’ve often been fickle when it comes to listening to music and have gotten  into a habit of not listening to whole  albums lately. But a recent one that...

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Hollie Cook Spotify Playlist

Jan 29, 2013

We asked Hollie what she was listening to at the moment and she did us a nice little playlist.  So here it is: Watch out for some big Hollie news soon.

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Mr Bongo Vinyl Competition

Jan 24, 2013

We're feeling generous again and have decided to give away the following vinyl LP's to one lucky winner: Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby? Tom Ze - Grande Liquidicao Os Ipanemas - Os Ipanemas V/A - Brazilian Beats Brooklyn Cravo & Canela - Preco de Cada Um C.K. Mann & Carousel 7 - Funky Highlife...

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Hip-Hop Brazil: 13 Brazilian Rap Artists Who Made History

Jan 23, 2013

This is excellent post from MTV Iggy rounds up some of the most important names in Brazilian Hip Hop over the years.  Well worth a read. By now, just about every country on earth is represented on Planet Hip-Hop, but few loom as large as Brazil. Though better known for samba, funk carioca, forro, tecnobrega, and the country’s billion or so other homegrown...

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