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Mr Bongo Record Club is a regular vinyl-only radio show featuring the finest Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic music.

Mr Bongo Record Club is a regular vinyl-only radio show featuring the finest Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic music.
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Mr Bongo Record Club is a regular vinyl-only radio show featuring the finest Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic music.




Episode 34 with Giovanna & Sofie K

Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens are joined by Mr Bongo UK HQ family member, Heather She, plus Giovanna & Sofie K out of Liverpool (UK) who have recorded a 1-hour guest mix: Giovanna is part of the SISBIS collective out of Liverpool who we met at the end of 2018 when they invited us to spin with them. All profits from their parties go to Refugee Women Connect, a Liverpool-based charity supporting women refugees and asylum seekers. She has a residency NTS Manchester too. Sofie K is a...


Episode 33 with Ed Macfarlane / Friendly Fires

This month Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens are joined by Ed Macfarlane from Friendly Fires. Ed is a music fanatic with a lot of knowledge and a ton of records – we first got talking over our Arthur Verocai and Hareton Salvanini ’S.P. 73’ reissues. Then we got onto library, psych, synths, electronics and more… Ed recorded this mix for us in April: “So I did a mix. But its not 80s synth/library stuff. I just got back from a surreal and magical video shoot in Favignana (an island off...


Episode 32 with Bedroom Disco guest mix

A month overdue yet again, sorry! We are insanely busy at the moment. Must try harder, we know. This month Gareth Stephens and Graham Luckhurst are joined by Bedroom Disco aka Flora & Mouse. They are London based DJs/selectors who share a passion for jazz, Latin, gospel and disco amongst other sounds. You can hear them spin on alternate Saturday mornings on the excellent Hackney internet radio station Netil Radio, as well as in bars and clubs across the city, very regularly.


Episode 31 with Allysha Joy guest mix

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...


Episode 30 with Mike ‘BC’ Greenwell guest mix

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...


Episode 29 with Frinda di Lanco guest mix

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...


Episode 28 with Richard Foe guest mix

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...


Episode 27 with Pablo Valentino guest mix

We’re honoured to have one of France’s finest select records for us this month. Pablo Valentino runs the FACES and MCDE labels and founded ‘Children Of The Drum’ at the awesome Le Sucre club in Lyon. He’s also a DJ force to be reckoned with. Pablo assembled this mix for us on a mellow bank holiday Monday in Lyon – no preparation, just pulling records inspired by the mood. For more information on Pablo Valentino check out his FB page – Hosted by...


Episode 26 with Wyndham Earl guest mix

Special guest mix from the mysterious music mastermind Wyndham Earl. Earl is a producer, musician, DJ and obsessive record collector who feeds his terrible habit by dealing records; specialising in obscure Library, Funk, Psych and other 60's and 70's music. He cut his teeth working at the always excellent Rarekind Records in Brighton and is an avid digger with a penchant for foreign exotic funky oddities and a keen ear for uncovering obscure grooves. We didn't know a single track in his...


Episode 25 with Anton Spice guest mix

For episode 25 we are joined by Anton Spice – editor-in-chief of The Vinyl Factory online magazine, occasional DJ and even more occasional radio host. This is a selection of a few favourites recorded on a slow, possibly rainy, Sunday afternoon. Hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.


Episode 24 with DJ Ionik guest mix

This month we have a superb guest mix from a good friend of ours DJ Ionik, hailing from Turku in Finland. He's the man behind labels Kojak Giant Sound and Traveller Records – releasing disco edits, previously unreleased soul and unreleased house music from the 80’s and 90’s. He’s also a super DJ with an expansive knowledge of excellent music, so we are delighted to have him select for us this month. Hosted as always by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.


Episode 22 with DJ Okapi guest mix

Another great guest mix this month from DJ Okapi. He specialises in digging up rare electronic grooves in the ‘city of gold’ aka Johannesburg, bringing the forgotten era of South African pop music back to lifespecifically the synth-fuelled 80s disco-funk known as ‘bubblegum’ and the unique house-inspired ‘kwaito’ grooves of the early 90s. His Afro-Synth blog has been instrumental in turning a new generation of music fans from all over the world on to South African music of the 80s and...


Episode 21 with Jameszoo & Palo Santo guest mix

Our second anniversary radio show – hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens, featuring a very special guest mix from Jameszoo. Jameszoo released his debut album ‘Fool’ on Brainfeeder in May, which is one of our favourite albums of the year for sure. He recorded with Arthur Verocai - how we discovered him initially – and also put together a mammoth 24 HOUR jazz mix which is a brilliant listen. We also highly recommend you check him out live with his Jameszoo Quintet, featuring...


Episode 19 with Antal Rush Hour Brazil 45 guest mix

We welcome a very special guest this month – Antal from Rush Hour in Amsterdam, one of our favourite labels and record shops. He has put together a mix of Brazil 45’s sourced from recent digging trips to Brazil. Hosted by Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens. Antal is regarded as one of the finest DJ’s and selectors in the world, with knowledge spanning Brazilian, African, disco, jazz, soul, house, techno and beyond. Thank you, sir!


Episode 17 – extended Jazz special

Extended Jazz special, with the MBRC residents. Inspired by recent digging trips to Stockholm and Helsinki – shouts to Record Mania and Bromna Records! Featuring music by Cortex, Doug Hammond, Placebo, Marcus Belgrave, Mike Westbrook, Penny Goodwin and more.


Episode 16 with Nick The Record

DJ, collector and supreme record dealer Nick The Record joins us for episode 16. Famous for compilations including Under The Influence, his edits of rare sought after tracks, diverse and emotional DJ sets, and a legendary record collection, it was a privilege and pleasure to have Nick on the show.


Episode 15: Brazil Special, with Gary Johnson and Dave ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle

The first episode of 2016 is an extended BRAZIL SPECIAL, with special guests Gary Johnson and Dave ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle, joined by hosts Gareth Stephens and Graham Luckhurst. We’ve dug very deep for this one, we hope you enjoy the show. Don’t forget to check out the archive of previous shows.


Episode 14 with guest selector Yadava Campbell

After a one-month hiatus we are back with episode 14, featuring a special guest mix from Yadava Campbell, representing one of Manchester’s finest more recently established collectives ‘So Flute’. So Flute is a monthly clubnight and collective based in Manchester, UK, with resident selectors Danuka, Werkha, Bolts, Baloo and Yadava, accompanied by the one and only MC Kwasi. Past guests include Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Andres, Dego & Kaidi, Alex Nut and our very own Mr Bongo...


Episode 13 – residents special

Featuring music by F.B.I, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jimmy McGriff, Oneness Of Juju, Pleasure, David Axelrod and more.


Episode 12 with guest selector Leon Vynehall

Our first anniversary show! With special guest Leon Vynehall. Featuring music by Blo, Mike Lundy, James Mason, Dorothy Ashby, Fatima, Elis Regina and more.