Pop-Up Record Shop The North Laine Pub & Brewery, Brighton

Nov 17, 2014

  The annual pop-up record shop is back on the 6th December at The North Laine Pub & Brewery, Brighton. Bigger and better than ever this year with a line up of labels as follows: Tru ThoughtsAcid Jazz RecordsCatapultDONKY PITCHFatCat RecordsFor The RecordMr BongoRarekind RekordsShogun AudioSoundway RecordsSunday BestWah Wah 45s There will also be DJ sets from the labels, running order as...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Joyce 'The Essential Joyce'

Nov 12, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo.  As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some...

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Horseman - 'Computer' - Video Premiere

Nov 07, 2014

Legendary UK reggae drummer & MC Horseman is about to release his debut album on Mr Bongo. Its titled 'Dawn Of The Dread' and features the equally legendary Prince Fatty on production duties. The 2nd single from the album 'Computer' is a super catchy ode to gaming in days gone by. It's a joyful slab of '80s video game nostalgia, and the the video...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Os Ipanemas by Os Ipanemas

Nov 04, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London.  Out of this basement a thriving Latin shop was born and supplied music for salsa dancers, Latin Jazz addicts and Brazilian groovers. Such characters as Giles Peterson and clubs such as Dingwalls championed this music and in the...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode #2

Nov 01, 2014

Episode 2 of our monthly 2-hour, all-vinyl radio show is now available. Featuring Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker, James Brown & The Famous Flames, Jae Mason, Bobbi Humphrey, Nana Caymmi, Gwen Mcrae and Victor Green. Full track listing is available here.  The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode #2 by Mr Bongo on Mixcloud

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Our brand new radio show: The Mr Bongo Record Club

Oct 07, 2014

We are very proud to announce the first episode of our new monthly all-vinyl, 2 hour radio show, 'The Mr Bongo Record Club', hosted by Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens, Ally Smith and Villa Martilla with regular guests and features. You can listen to the show on Totally Radio or via the Mixcloud player below 1. Grandmas Rocking Chair - Olli Ahvenlahti 2. Richie Ray 1975...

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Ebo Taylor Autumn 2014 tour dates

Sep 25, 2014

Ebo Taylor is on tour again this Autumn, including multiple UK dates:  02.10.2014 - Pfarrkirchen, Bogaloo, Germany03.10.2014 - Fribourg, La Coupole, Switzerland04.10.2014 - Lausanne, Holy Groove, Switzerland05.10.2014 - Basel, Kaschemme Switzerland07.10.2014 - Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable, UK08.10.2014 - Glasgow, Arts School, UK09.10.2014 - Brighton, Coalition, UK10.10.2014 - London, Richmix, UK12.10.2014 - Bristol, Colston Hall, UK13.10.2014 - Norwich, Arts Cente, UK15.10.2014 - Montpellier, Le Jam, France10.10.2014 - Seyches, Salles de Fetes, France17.10.2014...

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Karol Conka returns for her third European tour of 2014

Sep 25, 2014

Three European tours in a year? Yes. Not surprising once you have seen Karol Conka live though. Here are the dates for round three: 26.9.14 - La Bellevoise, Paris27.9.14 - Festival Detonation, La Rodia, Besancon4.10.14 - Rumble Festival, Transbordeur17.10.14 - Mama Event, Paris18.10.14 - Fiesta des Suds, Marseille20.10.14 - Koko (with Buraka Som Sistema), London23.10.14 - Usine, Geneve24.10.14 - Caves du...

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Kenny Dope presents Wild Style Breakbeats - 7 x 7" vinyl Boxset and book

Sep 18, 2014

Kenny Dope has teamed with Get On Down to serve up the first release of the Kay-Dee Records book series entitled Wild Style Breakbeats – a 7-disc 45 set in custom packaging. The book of colour coded 45′s features a total of 13 tracks from the celebrated hip-hop film Wildstyle. The tracks re-edited and re-EQed from original reels are accompanied...

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