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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.

Duration: 01:00:28

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.

Duration: 00:59:30

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.

Duration: 00:59:30

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...

Duration: 02:06:08

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.

Duration: 00:57:34

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.

Duration: 01:01:07

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.

Duration: 00:59:11

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...

Duration: 00:58:00

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.

Duration: 00:59:09

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.

Duration: 00:59:41

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.

Duration: 00:59:29

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...

Duration: 02:16:03

The Mystery Lesson // 10 Oct 2017

Great globs of fun on the Mystery Lesson, playing brand new out-sounds from around the world, including: Turko-British explorations from Konstrukt and friends; ambient improv from Gominoblast and guests; burning Portuguese free-jazz from Almeida/Amado/Franco; and a featured album of guitar-led avant-jazz from Brooklyn by Jeff Platz.

Duration: 00:59:46

Freshly Squeezed // 06 Oct 2017

In this months show Nick Hollywood picks through a bumper autumn crop of exciting new releases to bring you the very finest music out this autumn. Includes singles from The Correspondents and the Jenova Collective, new compilation albums from Bart&Baker and Dr Cat, new discovery (to us anyway) Caiti Baker from Australia, a slice of vintage west coast jazz from the late 60’s and news of upcoming live events.

Duration: 01:09:29

Gearbox Records Jazz Kissaten // 08 Sep 2017

This time we listen to some extra special direct-to-disc recordings that we made earlier in the year, including the gorgeous sounds of a 1690’s Stradivarius violin worth many millions of pounds. 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.

Duration: 01:00:12

Freshly Squeezed // 15 Sept 2017

This months radio show is a special listening to the sounds (and a little of the history) behind Burlesque. It features an eclectic selection of music chosen by stars including Dita Von Teese, Empress Stah, Bille Rae, Rodney & Alexandra and Missy Fatale with a theatrical nod to Film Noir, Bump & Grind, Dark Cabaret, Henry Mancini and The Tiger Lillies among many others.

Duration: 01:05:53

The Mystery Lesson // 05 Sep 2017

Jumpin’ Jehosephat! There’s a big, beauteous blast on The Mystery Lesson this month, playing brand new out-sounds from around the world, including: louche jazz from Brooklyn by Daniel Carter and friends; cosmic swirls from Norway buy Stein Urheim; a newly reissued blast of German mayhem circa 1973 by Rudiger Carl Inc; and a featured album of pointed intensity from Sheffield by Martin Archer and co.

Duration: 00:59:29

Freshly Squeezed // 17 Aug 2017

August’s FRESHLY SQUEEZED show is an extended DJ mix created on the fly by resident DJ and label-boss Nick Hollywood and features a continuous (wordless) mix of every track from the newly released Complete ‘Blue Cover’ album, in the correct order…. The series began in 2012 and has evolved over 5 years and 12 EP's into a highly respected platform to launch new signings and one-off singles by emerging and developing artists. Mixing Electro Swing and Blues, the Blue Cover release's have...

Duration: 01:12:30

The Mystery Lesson // 08 Aug 2017

It’s a vinyl special on the Mystery Lesson, playing a handful of new releases and a chunk of vital reissues, including: heavy electric-Miles vibes from London by Vibration Black Finger; newly unearthed 70s UK Big Band sweetness by Dave Gold; deep Franco-African trance ritual by Barney Wilen; plus essential archival cuts from cosmic avatars Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra.

Duration: 00:58:08

The Mystery Lesson // 04 Jul 2017

It’s all go on the Mystery Lesson, playing brand new and freshly reissued out-sounds from around the world, including: deep modal jazz from Chicago by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society; scabrous sounds (mostly) from Manchester by Birchall/Cheetham/Webster/Willberg; an archival blast of Australian prog-fusion circa 1976 by Rob Thomsett; and a featured album of Euro-Improv by Han Bennink trio.

Duration: 01:00:32

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