Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 3

May 12, 2015

The final instalment in Gareth Stephens investigations into the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have found their way into various samplers and hard drives. Claudia  Brazilian artist Claudia is a Mr Bongo HQ favourite and here her song Deixa Eu Dizer (the first releases in our Brazil 45's series) gets used in both House and Hip Hop.         Mulatu Astatké A...

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Flavia Coelho's 'Mundo Meu', out today

May 11, 2015

Flavia Coelho 'Mundo Meu' album is out today. Featuring German superstar Patrice, cult rapper Speech (Arrested Development), accordionist Fixi of Java and the legendary drummer Tony Allen. You can buy it here on our website, or download/stream from iTunes and Spotify

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Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 2

May 07, 2015

The second instalment of Gareth Stephens blog series, looking at the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have found their way into various samplers and hard drives. Azymuth Azymuth are no stranger to being sampled and are much loved by a diverse range of producers.       Marcos Valle Arguably one of the greats of Brazilian music, whether it be his...

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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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