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Nico Gomez 'Ritual' vinyl LP now in stock

Mar 06, 2013

We we're very excited at the arrival of this one yesterday, the legendary Latin percussion funk fuzz album 'Ritual' from Nico Gomez & His Latin Percussion Inc. Ritual was originally released in 1971 on the Dutch label Omega International (Gomez was born in Holland before moving to Belgium in the late 40s) and is being reissued by Mr Bongo in...

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Greymatter's Groove

Feb 27, 2013

WOLF Music's Greymatter selects some of his favourite groove and boogie tracks for us. Thank you sir. Leon Ware – Rockin' You Eternally  I was put onto this one by Stu WOLF Music a couple of years back. Pure laid back soul vibes just about on the right side of the line. Starvue – Body Fusion Absolutely killer rare groover,...

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Peter King 'Shango' re-issued on Mr Bongo

Feb 22, 2013

Shango by Peter King is an album loaded with history. Originally recorded in 1974 in a Camden studio session funded by money from a TV soundtrack recorded by King a few years earlier, it remained unreleased for close to 30 years despite King releasing five albums in the years that followed, the band touring America, Europe and Japan and King...

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Club Popozuda mixtape archive goes live

Feb 19, 2013

Club Popozuda is a club night and record label specialising in global bass music; baile funk, kuduro, kwaito, dancehall, moombahton, juke, Baltimore and more.  They have been posting varied and super fresh mixtapes over the last few years and today uploaded them all to one Soundcloud account:   For the latest news and events become a fan of Club Popozuda...

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Sofrito's Hugo Mendez selects for 22tracks

Feb 19, 2013

Known for the legendary Sofrito warehouse parties and label as well as ground-breaking compilations for labels like Strut, Soundway, Jazzman and Nascente, London-born but Paris-based DJ Hugo Mendez draws together strands of music from across the world, filtering international sounds old and new through a dancefloor spectrum. Listen to his killer selection of Tropical tracks for 22tracks.com here

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Zuzuka Poderosa ‘Carioca Bass’ EP

Feb 18, 2013

We've been listening to Zuzuka for a while now and are fans of her work.  Gina Vergel wrote this feature focussing on her new EP 'Cariocas Bass' for Sounds and Colours: New York City’s Zuzuka Poderosa is quickly becoming the queen of baile funk/global bass thanks to a hybrid she likes to refer to as ‘Carioca Bass.’ Aptly so, she has titled her new...

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Sounds and Colours: Colombia Book and CD

Feb 18, 2013

Our friends over at Sounds & Colours have just released a great new project on Columbia: Sounds and Colours Colombia is a project that looks at Colombia in a different light. Created by a wide variety of collaborators it focuses on Colombia’s music, film, art and culture, aswell as the political and social issues it faces. Featuring 198 pages of articles,...

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Marcos Valle in Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Basement

Feb 18, 2013

To kick off their new Basement Sessions feature, Gilles Peterson and co welcomed Brazilian legend Marcos Valle for an acoustic version of ‘Os Grilos’, while he was in London to receive his Lifetime Achievement award at Gilles' Worldwide Awards. You can subscribe to Gilles' Youtube channel here and check back on the ‘Worldwide Family’ section of the site for more  coming soon. And...

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Mr Bongo At Salvador Carnival - Part Two

Feb 14, 2013

Dave 'Mr Bongo' Buttle wrote an article on the history and traditions of the Filhos de Ghandi (Sons Of Ghandi) for Straight No Chaser Magazine back in 2004 after one of his many celebrations with them at carnival in Salvador, Brazil. The famous carnival society ‘Filhos de Gandhi’ (Sons of Ghandi) is headquartered in the Pelourinho district of Salvador, where...

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Mr Bongo At Salvador Carnival - Part One

Feb 14, 2013

It was officially Carnaval in Brazil over the weekend just gone.  The memories have been flooding back, so Jane Cudworth has recounted some of her carnival experiences in Salvador, Brazil from her trip in 2007: Waaay back in 2007, the Bongo’s descended on the Salvador Carnival with a mission. That mission was to get involved. We had heard tales of...

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