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Branko - Drums, Hums & Slums Mixtape

Apr 17, 2013

The result of seven long years of musical growth and constant research, the roots of ‘Drums, Slums & Hums’ began with Buraka Som Sistema and continued with Branko’s ability to spread his message through international an amalgamation of rhythms, earning him the nickname ‘the Anthony Bourdain of ghetto music.’  ‘Drums, Slums & Hums’ takes this wider via hip-hop, house and...

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Rare Groove, Soul and Jazz re-issue vinyl

Apr 17, 2013

We have just received a huge shipment of re-issue vinyl LP's, available now from our Discogs page: The 9th Creation - Bubble Gum Billy Brooks - Windows Of The Mind Cloud One - Patty Duke 12"  Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information  George Duke - I Want You For Myself / Party Down 12"  Cymande - Cymande  Barbara & Ernie -...

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Prince Fatty Soundsystem: Hip Hop Mix

Apr 11, 2013

Prince Fatty has pieced together a one-off HipHop mix for ClashMusic.  Fusing 'Golden Age' beats with a Jamaican flavour, this is something special direct from the producer's Brighton studio. Grab it HERE  ... and make sure you listen to his Hip Hop reggae refixes on Mr Bongo

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10 Things You Never Knew About... Terry Callier

Apr 11, 2013

Written by James Evans for Clash Music: Terry Callier's incredible voice and eclectic blend of Jazz, Blues and Soul could make audience members pass out, yet he flew under the radar of commercial success for most of his career. Here are ten facts to prove his life was just as unusual as his legacy as a revered, if underrated Soul...

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Sophie Madeleine 'Runaway Orchestra' videos

Apr 11, 2013

Last week we released the 'Runaway Orchestra' album featuring, among others, the wonderful talents of Sophie Madeleine.  She has recorded five solo, acoustic video versions of songs from the album:      

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Prince Fatty and friends BBC Maida Vale session

Apr 11, 2013

Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook, Horseman and The Skints recorded 3 tracks for Mike Davies BBC Radio 1 Punk show a couple of weeks ago, the session is now available for streaming online for 7 days from www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/mikedavies This session features brand new material from Hollie Cook, taken from her forthcoming second album on Mr Bongo.  Watch this space.

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Passinho: Footwork in Rio

Apr 01, 2013

Superb article from former Straight No Chaser and Shook Magazine editor Jez Smadja, originally posted over at Red Bull Passinho is a street dance that has conquered the hills and suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. And while it translates as “small step,” it’s more like a giant leap for the way the city perceives itself on both sides of the...

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Brazilian Beatz Podcast

Apr 01, 2013

  We are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the founder of the Brazilian Beatz podcast DJ Vivo for a monthly all-Brazilian show. Listen and subscribe to the first installment - a Brazilian Hip Hop special DJ Vivo aka Kuimars Coates first travelled to Brazil in 2001 and was, like many others, captured by the atmosphere of...

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The Story of The Runaway Orchestra

Mar 26, 2013

Taking a slight turn from our regular output we present Runaway Orchestra and their 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. Opening with The Turtles 1967 hit, ‘Happy Together’, re-worked as a delicate love song, the track flows with lush string arrangements and Madeleine’s warm and...

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Dave Bongo's Top 10 Latin Bangers

Mar 26, 2013

Dave Bongo's Top 10 Latin Bangers. No messing. Sabu Martinez - Afrotemple The crashing cymbal that launched a 1000 bootlegs Nico Gomez - La Lupita  Nico Gomez is finding a new audience, and this track is considered by many, including myself, to be a classic.  Watch out for the next Mr Bongo re-issue cut from Nico Gomez 'Rio' b/w 'Aquarela'....

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