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Mr Bongo's World Cup City Selections - Sao Paulo

Jun 03, 2014

  The FIFA 2014 World Cup is almost upon us and it’s no secret that we have a love affair with the host nation Brazil and its music. So to join the celebration of the tournament we are going to give you a Mr Bongo inspired musical tour of the host cities of the World Cup. The first match is between Brazil...

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New Brazil 45's by Wilson Simonal, Os Brazoes & Tim Maia

Jun 03, 2014

The seventh and eighth releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: BRZ45.7 A. Os Brazoes - Carolina Carol BelaAA. Tim Maia - E Necesario Side A is a psychedelic cover of Jorge Ben's all time classic 'Carolina Carol Bela'. Very little is known about Os Brazoes except that they formed in Rio De Janeiro in 1969...

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Official Video Premiere of Hollie Cook - Real Love.

May 12, 2014

Today we premiered the official video for Hollie Cook's latest single, 'Real Love'. The song is the first single  from Hollie's new album 'Twice'. It was premiered by the Telegraph, and directed by Annick Wolfers. We spoke to Annick about her creative inspiration for the video...  "Hollie wanted a dreamy, colourful and slightly surreal video. The location was God’s Own Junkyard in Walthamstow...

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New Brazil 45's by Miguel De Deus, Boogaloo Combo & Os Originais Do Samba

Apr 17, 2014

The fifth and six releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: BRZ45.04 A) Miguel de Deus - Black Soul Brothers B/W AA) Boogaloo Combo - Hot Pants Road Side A features the title track from Miguel de Deus sought after 'Black Soul Brothers' album, an important record in the 'Black Rio' movement, originally released in...

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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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