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Mr Bongo Record Club with Allysha Joy // 16 Mar 2018

This month Gareth Stephens and Graham Luckhurst are joined by one of our favourite singers & musicians, Allysha Joy. Allysha is arguably most well-known as leading lady in Melbourne collective, 30/70, who released a great record on Rhythm Section. She also releases awesome music under her own name. Allysha has worked and toured with the likes of Alfa Mist, Jordan Rakei, Bradley Zero, So.Crates and Oscar Key Sung to name a few and played all over the world. She has put together a brilliant...


The Mystery Lesson // 03 Mar 2018

Heavily spiced variety on the Mystery Lesson this week, playing brand new out-sounds from around the world, including: US/Japanese avant-Big Band thrills by Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York; Norwegian power-Prog by Elephant9; and UK improv strategies by Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Alison Blunt and Hannah Marshall.


The Mystery Lesson // 27 Feb 2018

Molto heaviosity on The Mystery Lesson this week, playing brand new out-sounds from around the world, including: young jazz from London by Maisha; cosmic tones from the north of England by Nat Birchall; and Indian flavoured US fusion by Sameer Gupta.


Freshly Squeezed // 01 Mar 2018

This months show is 100% new releases from the absolute pick of European underground independent music. Includes more from the incredible new album by Italy’s Swingrowers on our own Freshly Squeezed label, Hip Hop Instrumental from Irma Records, more from Greece’s Timewarp Records, Brighton’s Jalapeño, New York’s Wooden Hat, Birmingham’s Ragtime (via Los Angeles), Germany’s Chin Chin and London’s Wah Wah 45s!


Mr Bongo Record Club episode 30 with Mike ‘BC’ Greenwell

We are back for 2018. Sorry for the silence during January – it’s been a very busy personal time. This month we are delighted to present a guest mix by Mike ‘BC’ Greenwell featuring “new picks, dance-floor favourites and rarities”. Mike is a resident DJ at the wonderful 'Cosmic Slop' in Leeds and is a founding member of the collective. The parties are now in their eighth year. He’s played to the ‘Slop faithful in Leeds since the opening session, complete with a sling (as pictured!) after...


The Mystery Lesson // 30 Jan 2018

A dense contusion of sounds on The Mystery Lesson this week, playing brand new out-sounds from around the world, including: dreamy Norwegian avant-Big Band by Large Unit; angular English strangeness by The Remote Viewers; minimalist Australian percussion by Laurence Pike; and deep free-jazz from new York by Matthew Shipp Quartet.


Freshly Squeezed // 01 Feb 2018

February 2018 already and this months show is packed with fresh sounds. Hot off the press are 2 tracks from the brand new Long Legs EP by Swing Republic. We have world exclusive previews of forthcoming releases from Jazzotron, the Swingrowers 3rd album OUTSIDEIN and former Gentleman Caller of L.A., Atom Smith. Plus a funky new jazz compilation from Greece’s Timewarp and a remix EP from Breakbeat Paradise Recordings. If you enjoy this show, don’t forget to subscribe, like, retweet, comment...


Gearbox Records Jazz Kissaten // 30 Jan 2018

We listen to some of Gearbox’s upcoming releases, including a direct-to-disc recording by Virginia-based Jazz/Funk quintet ‘Butcher Brown’, a new 7” from Johnny Borrell and a very rare original Jimmy Deuchar 10” from 1955. Spinning vinyl, acetates and analogue master tapes, we play a mixture of Gearbox releases and original Blue Notes with a few particularly special wildcard records thrown in.


The Mystery Lesson // 16 Jan 2018

It’s a vinyl special on the Mystery lesson this week, playing brand new and freshly reissued out-sounds from around the world, including: propulsive avant-jazz from Chicago by Quin Kirchner; Afro-Turkish whoosh by Okay Temiz and Johnny Dyani; rumbling grooves from Brooklyn by Daniel Carter and friends; crazed Brazilian fusion by Hermeto Pascoal; and deeper than deep gnawa trance music from Morocco by Maalem Mahmoud Gania.


The Mystery Lesson // 09 Jan 2018

It’s the first new Mystery Lesson 0f 2018, and it wants you to pay attention. Playing brand new and just reissued out-sounds from around the world, including: stomping heaviosity from the UK by Favourite Animals; transatlantic guitar dialogue from Ian Brighton and Henry Kaiser; pan-European free-jazz by Mole; and an archival blast of scorching out-jazz circa 1971 by German guitarist Volker Kriegel.


The Mystery Lesson // 05 Dec 2017

Both form and substance on the Mystery Lesson this week, playing brand new out-sounds from around the world, including: rambunctious solo piano from Manchester by Adam Fairhall; spiritual free-jazz from Portugal by Jose Lencastre; insect-music Improv from Germany by Rudi Mahall and friends; and electric harmolodic grooves from the USA by Wadada Leo Smith.


Mr Bongo Record Club episode 29 with Frinda di Lanco

This month we have a guest mix from Berlin-based Sandra Leidecker aka Frinda di Lanco. Hosted as always by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens. We met Frinda at the start of 2017 when we were spinning at the excellent ‘Wedding Soul’ party at Panke in Berlin. She played a very dope set during the daytime record sale hosted at the venue – a lot of records we hadn’t heard before, so we asked to put together a mix for this show. Frinda escaped from the gardens of Kleinbürgertum in the of east...


Freshly Squeezed // 01 Dec 2017

The last show of 2017 comes with a no-seasonal-music guarantee! Instead we bring you a more than usually eclectic range of sounds from downtempo psychedelic soul to vintage voodoo mambo. Includes brand new or forthcoming releases from our own Freshly Squeezed label, Island’s Vintage Remix imprint, Jazzman Records and many more. Fresh. Independent. Quality. No exceptions.


The Mystery Lesson // 28 Nov 2017

Oh My Glob! It’s the Mystery Lesson, playing brand new out-sounds from around the globe, including: gross-out electric guitar wrangling from Norway by Sky Music; literate English weirdness by Blazing Flame Quintet; and hectic out-jazz from Switzerland by Wickihalder/Guy/Niggli.


The Mystery Lesson // 21 Nov 2017

It’s a vinyl special on the Mystery Lesson this week, playing new releases and freshly reissued LPs, including: Danish melodrama-jazz by Reverse; electric Miles vibes from New York by The Co-Op; duo fun from Scotland by Lol Coxhill and Raymond MacDonald; and Middle-Eastern psych-fusion by Karkhana.


Freshly Squeezed // 10 Nov 2017

Today’s Freshly Squeezed show takes a look at more new releases coming out this Autumn from vintage reissues to the latest electro swing remixes. Includes music from Bart&Baker’s New Generation Electro Swing on Wagram Records, Jazzman Record’s new Jukebox Mambo compilation (Vol 3), Swing Republic, Grinny Grandad, Klischee, Jenova Collective and more...


The Mystery Lesson// 07 Nov 2017

Dip your beak in the Mystery Lesson, playing freshly minted out-sounds from around the world, including protest fire music from the US by Irreversible Entanglements; flutter and parp UK improv by John Butcher, John Edwards and Mark Sanders; transatlantic harmolodics by James Blood Ulmer and the Thing; and some newly reissued archival Brit-jazz from 1973 by Daryl Runswick.


The Mystery Lesson // 31 Oct 2017

Tape Special Part 2: More cassette-only goodness on the Mystery Lesson this week, with new sounds including: New Age kosmische exotica from Brighton by F. Ampism; deep viola meditations from Ireland by Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh; and heavy modal jazz from Chicago by Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet.


The Mystery Lesson // 24 Oct 2017

Tape Special Part 1: We’re blasting brand new releases out on cassette only on the latest Mystery Lesson, including: scrape and clatter from Brooklyn by Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein; skronk and sigh from Manchester by Aging; and crash and crunch from Ireland by Three Eyed Makara.


Mr Bongo Record Club episode 28 with Richard Foe

This month we have a special guest mix from a very long-time friend of ours, Richard Grainger aka Richard Foe, one of the chaps behind the awesome Good Block parties in London. Now into it's 5th year, they have hosted the likes of Jon K, Cosmic Slop, Sacha Mambo, Sean P, Nick The Record, Skyrager, DJ Amir, Esa, DJ Okapi, Glowing Palms, Bradley Zero, Bahamian Moor, Apeinto (Test Pressing), John Gomez, Charlie Bones and Phonica DJs. Richard has assembled an all-vinyl mix "sailing through the...


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