Nov 14, 2013
Mention "Soviet Bass" to most dance music fanatics, and they'd probably think you were on some kind of Colonel Kurtz-esque acid trip. The term refers to a new dance music subgenre spouting from the bluelit techno clubs of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Tula. It combines a range of electronica from around the world; from frenetic Brazilian baile funk and brass sample-heavy DC moombahton house to Baltimore club...
Nov 06, 2013
King Errisson is one of the most respected percussion players in the world. He has made his own albums, played for some of the best artists in the world, and was also the master percussionist who played in The Incredible Bongo Band. It was his legendary playing that has been sampled time and time again via the track Apache, and...
Oct 30, 2013
The first 7" taken from the recently released Brazilian Beats 7 compilation arrived today. It features the super obscure pysch-rock monster 'A Mesa Santa' by Zapattta, originally released on Odeon Brazil in 1971, and Junip, aka José González, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn, who cover version Jorge Ben's classic 'Oba, Lá Vem Ela'.
You can buy this record from us here
Oct 29, 2013
The Incredible Bongo Band is a group shrouded in mystery. They released two albums and their cover of the track ‘Apache’ was to become one of the musical cornerstones of Hip-Hop. Their performances are perhaps the most sampled of all time and the musicians in this group were up there with the best in the world, but how many...
Oct 07, 2013
Ebo Taylor is back on tour this week... with some dates in the UK!Oct 10 - Lantaran Venster - Rotterdam, Netherlands Oct 11 - Paradiso Grote Zaal - Amsterdam, NetherlandsOct 12 - Tivoli Utrecht, NetherlandsOct 13 - KIT Cafe - Düsseldorf, GermanyOct 18 - Festival de la Liberte - Brussels, BelgiumOct 19 - Klub Wuppertal - Wuppertal, GermanyOct 24 - Start The Bus - Bristol, United KingdomOct 25 - The Empowering Church - London, United...
Oct 01, 2013
Following swiftly on from Brazilian Beats 7, we are very proud to present a new sister label Brazil 45s; a series of sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music pressed on 7" vinyl. Brazil 45s will feature rare and sought after tracks previously unreleased as singles or only available on quieter LP pressings. Finding these tracks in good...
Sep 30, 2013
In light of the release of our forthcoming Brazilian Beats 7 compilation, we thought now would be an opportune moment to recap the previous volumes from the past 14 years. So, Mr Bongo main man David Buttle has selected his favourite track from each compilation and tells us a little bit about each one. Brazilian Beats 1 (1999) Top track: Masters...
Sep 16, 2013
Karol Conka's 'Boa Noite', taken from her forthcoming album 'Batuk Freak' on Mr Bongo, has been selected for inclusion in EA's FIFA 2014 game soundtrack.
The full soundtrack listing is here
Sep 10, 2013
The 5th Brazilian Film Festival of London takes place from 27th September – 1st October at Odeon Covent Garden. Full information is available from www.brazilianfilmfestival.com. The Brazilian Film Festival returns, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture off and on screen. The Brazilian Film Festival is Londons premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK. The forthcoming hosting of the World Cup and...
Aug 29, 2013
Mr Bongo's Matt Neale & Gareth Askew select their top latin tracks with a disco-tinge that never fail to get people dancing. Some well-known, some a little rarer, but all are tried and tested party records. Charanga 76 - Music Trance (1979) Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I (1981) Baby O - In the...