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Genre pick of the week Cover of Mr Bongo Record Club Vol. 4 by Various Artists.

Various Artists

Mr Bongo Record Club Vol. 4

    Curating the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club compilation is always such a pleasure. At a time when the expression "Music is My Sanctuary" has an even greater cathartic impact for many people, we set out to make this volume an extra special one - like an old favourite mixtape or playlist. For Volume 4 in this series we continue in the same mould as with previous editions, selecting current favourites and rare lost gems from the Brazilian, African, soul, funk, and disco genres. We present tracks from artists such as Azwon, Cindy & The Playmates, and Zé Roberto to name just a few. However, one main departure and progression to this edition is the first time inclusion of recordings by contemporary artists. These come from Matthew Tavares (of BADBADNOTGOOD fame), Wax Machine, and DJ Format & The Simonsound, which were originally featured on either limited private press vinyl releases or were previously only available digitally. We felt their inclusion was important and wanted to share these wonderful discoveries with a wider audience. They also complement, enrich, and fit perfectly with the flow and journey of the compilation. Here at Mr Bongo we hope you will enjoy this selection of seventeen eclectic songs (in tempo and style) as much as we do, whether they make you move your feet, take you on a trip somewhere, or trigger a happy memory.


    2xColoured LP Info: Pink vinyl edition.

    Teletronix is a musical alter ego of British producer Will Holland aka Quantic. Side A ‘Metropolitan’ was composed, performed and mixed entirely on the famed OP-1 mini synthesizer made by Teenage Engineering. The track mangles 8-bit Afrobeat rhythms with vapor wave montunos, supplying heat for a virtual dance floor in a Zoom side room near you. Side B is a DJ tool of assorted sirens and sound effects for use in DJ sets, largely made up of siren sounds produced with the OP-1. Use them sparingly to spice up a mix, season lightly or sound the alarm in your neighborhood for your next houseparty broadcast.


    7" Info: Limited to 183 copies.

    Juancho Vargas Con Ondatrópica

    Noche De Amor

    A collaboration of British producer Will Holland aka Quantic & Colombian producer Mario Galeano with legendary Colombian big band leader/arranger/conductor Juancho Vargas; 'Noche de Amor' is the third release on Will's new label Selva. "Noche De Amor" is a gorgeous bit of swaying latin jazz which combines a pretty piano part with riotous percussion.


    7" Info: Limited to 83 copies.

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