Nov 14, 2013
Mention "Soviet Bass" to most dance music fanatics, and they'd probably think you were on some kind of Colonel Kurtz-esque acid trip. The term refers to a new dance music subgenre spouting from the bluelit techno clubs of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Tula. It combines a range of electronica from around the world; from frenetic Brazilian baile funk and brass sample-heavy DC moombahton house to Baltimore club...
Oct 30, 2013
The first 7" taken from the recently released Brazilian Beats 7 compilation arrived today. It features the super obscure pysch-rock monster 'A Mesa Santa' by Zapattta, originally released on Odeon Brazil in 1971, and Junip, aka José González, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn, who cover version Jorge Ben's classic 'Oba, Lá Vem Ela'.
You can buy this record from us here
Oct 07, 2013
Ebo Taylor is back on tour this week... with some dates in the UK!Oct 10 - Lantaran Venster - Rotterdam, Netherlands Oct 11 - Paradiso Grote Zaal - Amsterdam, NetherlandsOct 12 - Tivoli Utrecht, NetherlandsOct 13 - KIT Cafe - Düsseldorf, GermanyOct 18 - Festival de la Liberte - Brussels, BelgiumOct 19 - Klub Wuppertal - Wuppertal, GermanyOct 24 - Start The Bus - Bristol, United KingdomOct 25 - The Empowering Church - London, United...
Oct 01, 2013
Following swiftly on from Brazilian Beats 7, we are very proud to present a new sister label Brazil 45s; a series of sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music pressed on 7" vinyl. Brazil 45s will feature rare and sought after tracks previously unreleased as singles or only available on quieter LP pressings. Finding these tracks in good...
Sep 30, 2013
In light of the release of our forthcoming Brazilian Beats 7 compilation, we thought now would be an opportune moment to recap the previous volumes from the past 14 years. So, Mr Bongo main man David Buttle has selected his favourite track from each compilation and tells us a little bit about each one. Brazilian Beats 1 (1999) Top track: Masters...
Sep 16, 2013
Karol Conka's 'Boa Noite', taken from her forthcoming album 'Batuk Freak' on Mr Bongo, has been selected for inclusion in EA's FIFA 2014 game soundtrack.
The full soundtrack listing is here
Sep 10, 2013
The 5th Brazilian Film Festival of London takes place from 27th September – 1st October at Odeon Covent Garden. Full information is available from www.brazilianfilmfestival.com. The Brazilian Film Festival returns, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture off and on screen. The Brazilian Film Festival is Londons premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK. The forthcoming hosting of the World Cup and...
Jul 17, 2013
Sounds And Colours interview 'Tropicalia' director Marcelo Machado: Between July 1967 and October 1969 a group of Brazilian musicians created a musical movement known as tropicália. Inspired by Brazilian music, art, literature, theatre and cinema as well as The Beatles and Rolling Stones, they created a style of music that was seen as being so revolutionary that it’s two lead protagonists...
Jul 11, 2013
For the second instalment of our brand new monthly party we have invited Cumbia masters Pollito Boogaloo to play for us at Brighton's Blind Tiger Club on 20th July. Pollito Boogaloo (or 'little dancing chicken') play afro-colombian roots music drawing from classic 60s cumbia, vallenato and puya and mixing in a little dub and some voodoo. Fronted by charismatic Colombian...
Jul 02, 2013
Today marks the release of the Marcelo Machado directed movie 'Tropicalia' here in the UK. You can order directly from the Mr Bongo store now. We have copies in both BluRay & DVD editions available. This movie has been generating an exciting swell of interest in recent months. Not only has the film itself been critically acclaimed by music and...