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Crate Diggers Delves Inside J Dilla's Record Collection

Mar 20, 2013

  Fuse presents a special edition of Crate Diggers, a series that delves into the record collections of artists they love. In this edition, Talib Kweli, J. Rocc, DJ Spinna and others discuss the influence, work and legacy of revered producer J Dilla, whose productions have appeared on tracks by Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest, among his influental solo work. The episode, which also featured Dilla's...

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Wild Style Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Mar 20, 2013

The film Wild Style was theatrically released in cinemas 30 years ago today. Directed by Charlie Ahearn, Wild Style tells the story of a young graffiti artist Zorro (played by real life tagger Lee Quiñones) looking to establish himself as the top graffiti artist in New York while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend. The film captures much of the early hip-hop culture at...

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Hollie Cook in the studio for album two

Mar 18, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Hollie Cook has been in the studio with Prince Fatty, Winston Francis, Dennis Bovel and George Dekker over the last few weeks putting what we hope to be, the finishing touches on her second album for Mr Bongo. More news on this one soon. Photos by Steve Glashier.

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Feel The Chant: The Brit Funk Story

Mar 12, 2013

A great show courtesy of BBC Radio 4, broadcast on 12th March 2013 in which David Grant revisits a unique era in British music when jazz funk exploded onto the scene.  Listen here. With contributions from Light of the World's Gee Bello, Hi Tension's Paul P, Shakatak's Bill Sharpe and Jill Saward, Southern Freeez singer Ingrid Mansfield Allman, Level 42's...

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Mr Scruff DJ Mix from Band On The Wall, Manchester

Mar 11, 2013

A very generous from Mr Scruff here - this month's 5-hour DJ set from his regular night at Band on the Wall in Manchester.  Some incredible music in here, highly recommended. To download the set (for a limited time only) go to www.mrscruff.com and enter the code 'a5gK3c'. For a full list of Scruff gigs head to mrscruff.com/gigs/

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Hy Brazil Vol. 1: Fresh Electronic Music from Brazil

Mar 06, 2013

We stumbled across this selection yesterday via Generation Bass, it's quite an interesting listen, certainly worth a spin: Chico Dub is one of main music activists from Brazil and he released a new compilation with the new generation of producers. In this compilation do you will listen trap, tecnobrega, bass music, a lot of brazilian rhythm influence and knew who is...

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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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