MAISON DE DISQUEMr Bongo
ORIGINAIRE DEUK, Brighton
Mr Bongo Soundsystem specialises in eclectic, unexpected golden-era Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul and Psychedelic sounds, played from vinyl.
Established in 1989, Mr Bongo have released music by some of the finest Brazilian, Latin, African and Jazz artists to have ever recorded – Terry Callier, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Marcos Valle, Seu Jorge, Incredible Bongo Band, Nico Gomez, Blo, Peter King, C.K. Mann to name just a few. Recent ventures include sister labels Brazil 45’s, Latin 45’s and Africa 45’s, focussing on hard to find tracks, cut loud onto 7” at 45rpm.
Resident selectors Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens, Ally Smith and Ville Marttila, transport the sound of Mr Bongo to dance floors around the world, and host a 2-hour, monthly, vinyl-only radio show, ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’.