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The songs that make Brazil's musicians think of carnival

Mar 05, 2014

Great article, courtesy of The Guardian Brazilian carnival began in earnest yesterday, so our man [Lewis Robinson, we assume] at the Brazilian record label Mais Um Discos asked some of the country’s best loved musicians which song represents carnaval for them.   Lovefoxx of CSS: O que é, o que é by Gonzaguinha “I know all the lyrics to this...

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Rasterinha EP by Funk Na Caixa and Xão

Mar 04, 2014

Our good friends Funk Na Caixa and Xão have come up with the goods once again. This time in the form of 'EP Rasterinha', a free 11-track compilation album dedicated to 'Rasterinha', the latest electronic Brazilian style to emerge post-Baile Funk. The album features tracks by Bumps, Guto Almeida, Carlos Nunez, DJ Comrade and Ckrono & Slesh amongst others, all of whom...

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Fatboy Slim presents 'Bem Brasil'

Mar 04, 2014

Fatboy Slim's new album will be released just ahead of this year's World Cup, and it will feature a distinct Brazilian flavour. 'Fatboy Slim presents Bem Brasil', which roughly translates as 'Very Brazil', includes brand new material plus remixes and edits from the likes of Eats Everything, Claude VonStroke and Psychemagik amongst others. The DJ, whose real name is Norman...

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New Brazil 45's by Noriel Vilela, Juca Chaves, Sonia Santos and Salinas

Feb 25, 2014

The third and fourth releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now:BRZ45.03A. Noriel Vilela - 16 Toneladas b/w AA. Juca Chaves - Take Me Back To Piaui Originally released in 1971 on Copacabana Records, Noriel Vilela's unique cover of Tennessee Ernice Ford's '16 Tons', originally a classic American pop-country-folk song from the 1940s, is highly sought after on 7"....

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Ginga: The Soul Of Brazilian Football coming soon on Mr Bongo

Feb 25, 2014

‘Ginga, it’s in our blood, it’s a gift given by God especially to Brazilians who play football and learn to dance from an early age. I think Brazilians are given Ginga when they’re born and continue to improve it through childhood.‘  Ronaldo Pele, Zico, Jairzinho, Renaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar… Some of world’s greatest footballers all have one thing in common: they all hail from Brazil, the land of footballing...

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Introducing: Mungo's Hi Fi

Feb 18, 2014

This week see's the release of the first 7" single 'Herbalist (Prince Fatty mix) ft. Top Cat b/w Divorce A L'Italienne (Prince Fatty Mix) ft. Marina P taken from the forthcoming Prince Fatty VS Mungo's Hi Fi project, due for official release in March on Mr Bongo. So, we thought it would be a good time to introduce them to you in full. Mungo's Hi Fi...

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Incredible Bongo Band 'Bongo Rock' 40th Anniversary Mixtape by Chris Read

Feb 14, 2014

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary release of Incredible Bongo Band's classic debut LP 'Bongo Rock' and its sequel 'The Return of The Incredible Bongo Band', we have teamed up with WhoSampled to present this exclusive mixtape celebrating 40 years of the Incredible Bongo Band in sample based music. Original Incredible Bongo Band cuts alongside those who have sampled them...

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Hollie Cook's brand new album 'Twice' available to pre-order

Feb 12, 2014

  Hollie has teamed up with Pledge Music to release her brand new album 'Twice'. Here is the official line from the lady herself: Hey everybody, I hope you’re all happy, heathy and prosperous. I'm excited to let you in on some news about my new album, ‘Twice’. You can now pre-order here, through PledgeMusic, and receive it on 28th April, that's a whole 2...

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Mungo's Hi Fi - 80's Digital Reggae Selection

Feb 07, 2014

  For a very special release next month we have paired two mighty talents in a North vs. South sound-system clash. Brighton producer extraordinaire Prince Fatty has decided to take on Glasgow's own dancehall merchant Mungo's Hi-Fi, with the two crews swapping remixes on a full-length album. Described by Clash Magazine, as “a perfect encapsulation of the creative camaraderie running through British reggae...

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