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Hollie Cook picks for Electric Brixton

Apr 14, 2014

Hollie picks 5 favourites ahead of her performance with Ziggy Marley on 23rd April: Neneh Cherry - Manchild Hollie: Neneh Cherry has always been one of my favourite pop stars. I love the melody of this song, and the video is cool, simple and creative. And she has her kids in it! Brand new baby didn't stop her from fulfilling her ambitions...

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Labi Siffre - Remember My Song. Mr Bongo authentic reissue.

Apr 08, 2014

Born in London, 1945, Labi Siffre's recording career has spanned over 30 years and produced a body of work that has attained anthemic status across the world. He has had two number one hits (directly and indirectly) and is considered by those in the know to be of Britain's most important musicians of the past fifty years. So it's a strange...

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Ed Motta's 10 Brazilian Soul Classics

Apr 08, 2014

Ed Motta knows a thing or two about soul. As the nephew of Brazil’s finest soul man Tim Maia, it’s in his genes. But he hasn’t relied on a family connection to build his reputation. With 12 studio albums since the early 90s, Motta has crafted his own career as Maia’s successor; Brazil’s “new” king of soul. Combining soul, funk, disco and...

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Prince Fatty VS Mungo's Hi Fi - 5 x 7" vinyl

Mar 10, 2014

Prince Fatty VS Mungo's Hi Fi. Prince Fatty faces off against the mighty Mungo’s Hi Fi Soundsystem. Mungo's Hi Fi champion the evolution reggae, dub and dancehall music and are re-invigorating soundsystem culture. They have developed formidable live shows, collaborating with foundation legends like Ranking Joe, Sugar Minott and Sister Nancy as well as top vocalists on the scene at the moment including...

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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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Fatboy Slim presents 'Bem Brasil'

Mar 04, 2014

Fatboy Slim's new album will be released just ahead of this year's World Cup, and it will feature a distinct Brazilian flavour. 'Fatboy Slim presents Bem Brasil', which roughly translates as 'Very Brazil', includes brand new material plus remixes and edits from the likes of Eats Everything, Claude VonStroke and Psychemagik amongst others. The DJ, whose real name is Norman...

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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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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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