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The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode 8, available now

May 01, 2015

Episode 8 of our monthly, 2-hour, all-vinyl radio show is now available for your listening pleasure. With resident selectors Graham Luckhurst, Ally Smith, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila. Hugh Masekela – Actin’ Like A Fool Funk Inc. – Let’s Make Peace And Stop The War Shuggie Otis – Inspiration/Information Leon Thomas – China Doll Horace Silver – Open Up Your...

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Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 1

Apr 29, 2015

The enormous influence the Incredible Bongo Band have had on beat makers and producers has often been documented. We thought it was time for our resident encyclopaedia of music, Gareth Stephens, to look back at the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have also found their way into samplers and hard drives: Labi Siffre Labi Siffre’s 'I Got The…', as featured...

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Flavia Coelho on Jools Holland's 'Later' this week

Apr 21, 2015

Our latest signing, the wonderful Flavia Coelho, will be performing on Jools Hollands 'Later' show on BBC2 live tonight and also on the extended programme on Friday. She will be performing alongside Senegalese artist Cheikh Lo. Flavia will be performing in the UK at Norwich & Norfolk Festival on 17th May at Rich Mix in London on the 18th May....

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The Brighton International Label Market at The Great Escape, 2015

Apr 20, 2015

Our next pop-up stall with be at The Great Escape, 2015, in Brighton. The International Label Market will take place on  Saturday 16th May 2015 at The Open Market, Brighton from 9AM until 6PM. Labels include: Alive Naturalsound records / At The Helm Records / ATP Recordings / Battle Worldwide Recordings / BBE Music / Bella Union / Blang Records / Church...

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Brazil 45's 21 and 22 by Pete Dunaway, Azymuth, Rita Lee, Osmar Milito

Apr 07, 2015

Brazil 45's 21 and 22 are in stock and shipping now. BRAZIL 45 # 21Azimuth - ManhaKey track from their all-time classic self-titled 1975 LP on Som Livre. Lush percussion laden, rhodes driven jazz-fusion groover.The legendary trio are one of the most well-known and most loved Brazilian exports, still regularly touring, including dates worldwide. Most prolific during their time signed...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 7, 7 inch special

Apr 01, 2015

Episode 7 is our first 7” special. Featuring music by Hareton & Meta, Renee Costy, J-Dilla, Pete Dunaway, Donny Hathaway, Gary Bartz, Letta Mbulu and many more: 1. Hareton & Meta - KM1102. Daebre Damo Dining Orchestra - Yesega Wat3. Mahmound Ahmed - Bemen Sebeb Letlash4. Bahtag Hiwot - Tessassategn Eko5. Menelik Wossenachew - Chereka6. Hailu Mergia - Musicawi Silt7. The...

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Hollie Cook supporting The Skints on tour

Mar 24, 2015

Hollie is on tour with The Skints in March and April: MARCH 21st March – STRASBOURG LA LAITERIE CLUB, FRANCE23rd March – LYON LE TRANSBORDEUR CLUB, FRANCE24th March – CLERMONT FERRAND COOP DE MAI CLUB, FRANCE25th March – BORDEAUX DE PALMER CLUB, FRANCE27th March – COGNAC WEST ROCK, FRANCE28th March – PARIS MAROQUINERIE, FRANCE30th March – AARSCHOT DE KLINKER, BELGIUM...

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Flavia Coelho's 'Mundo Meu', video for 'Por Cima' and Rich Mix, London show

Mar 19, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing the new album 'Mundo Meu' by Flavia Coelho, one of the finest live performers on the planet, on 11th May. The album features a stellar cast of guests that include Speech from Arrested Development and legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Flavia is a fascinating Brazilian singer who delivers an effortless mix of samba,...

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Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 6, is available now

Mar 02, 2015

Episode 6 of the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show featuring music by Billy Paul, Asiko, Elsa Soares, Tutty Moreno, George Benson and many more is available now:  Billy Paul - East The St Vincent Latinares - Broasted Or FriedSam Peake & Metropolis - MetropolisAsiko - Hot BlackDr Adolf - SensationJackson Jones - I Feel Good Put Your Pants OnTumi...

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