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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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Hollie Cook's brand new album 'Twice' available to pre-order

Feb 12, 2014

  Hollie has teamed up with Pledge Music to release her brand new album 'Twice'. Here is the official line from the lady herself: Hey everybody, I hope you’re all happy, heathy and prosperous. I'm excited to let you in on some news about my new album, ‘Twice’. You can now pre-order here, through PledgeMusic, and receive it on 28th April, that's a whole 2...

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Mungo's Hi Fi - 80's Digital Reggae Selection

Feb 07, 2014

  For a very special release next month we have paired two mighty talents in a North vs. South sound-system clash. Brighton producer extraordinaire Prince Fatty has decided to take on Glasgow's own dancehall merchant Mungo's Hi-Fi, with the two crews swapping remixes on a full-length album. Described by Clash Magazine, as “a perfect encapsulation of the creative camaraderie running through British reggae...

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Introducing Karol Conka

Feb 06, 2014

Karol Conka is definitely one of our favourite discoveries. We stumbled across her YouTube videos in mid-2013 whilst digging for new Brazilian hip hop and were blown away by her flow and style, and Nave's killer production. To cut a long story short, we signed her album 'Batuk Freak' and are gearing up to release it. Karol first set foot...

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Three Mr Bongo tracks in Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury'

Feb 06, 2014

Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury' premier's tonight at Odeon, Leicester Square in London. Three of our tracks feature in the soundtrack:    And Tito Puente's - Tito On Timbales Full soundtrack information is available at Soundtrackmania.com

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Karol Conka European tour dates announced

Feb 04, 2014

We are extremely excited to reveal dates for Karol Conka's debut European tour to coincide with her 'Batuk Freak' album release in April on Mr Bongo: 21st March @ 104, Paris, FR - Tickets22d March @ Le Plan, Ris-Orangis, FR - Tickets29th March @ La Coopérative de Mai, Clermont Ferrant, FR3rd April @ La Linea, Concrete, London, UK - Tickets4th April @...

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Mr Bongo presents Brazil 45's

Jan 06, 2014

We are very proud to unveil our brand new imprint - Brazil 45s - a series of sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music pressed on 7" vinyl. Brazil 45s will include rare and sought after tracks previously unreleased as singles or only available on quieter LP pressings. Finding these tracks in good condition and at reasonable prices is...

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2013 release round-up

Dec 18, 2013

We released some great music and film in 2013. Here is the full round-up: Runaway Orchestra - Runaway Orchestra - CD / downloadTaking a slight turn from our regular output we released Runaway Orchestra’s self-titled debut album; a collection of ten cover songs that feature the beautiful vocals of Sophie Madeleine and the folk arrangements of Runaway Orchestra. Ebo Taylor - Ebo...

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Brazil's World Cup host cities: where to find the best music

Dec 11, 2013

Written by Lewis Robinson for The Guardian With just over six months until the football World Cup finals in Brazil, it won't be long before we're deluged by a wave of TV adverts cashing in on a stereotypical version of Brazilian music – easy-listening bossa nova or energetic, percussion-driven Brazilian carnival batucadas. Here Lewis Robinson, head of alternative Brazilian record label Mais Um...

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Wild Style 30th Anniversary Party - London 7th December

Dec 04, 2013

First released in 1983, Wild Style‘s position as the definitive hip-hop movie remains pretty much unassailable. The film, which follows the travails of graffiti artist Zoro as he falls in love and dodges the feds, serves as a manifesto for New York’s fledgling B-Boy culture, featuring classic rapping, breaking and graffing set-pieces. Grandmaster Flash, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee and...

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