Journal

  • New Mr Bongo website is live!

    13 Nov 2008, 16:39 by MrBongoRecords

    Check it out at www.mrbongo.com
  • New Mr Bongo website is live!

    12 Nov 2008, 11:42 by MrBongoRecords

    Have a look at the new website at www.mrbongo.com
  • New Mr Bongo blog is live

    6 Mar 2008, 12:15 by MrBongoRecords

    Keep up to date with all things Bongo via the new blog at http://mrbongorecords.blogspot.com
  • Mr Bongo Records

    23 Aug 2006, 14:19 by MrBongoRecords

    BACKGROUND

    From humble beginnings in the basement of Daddy Kool's reggae shop on Berwick St in 1989, Mr Bongo is seen as the standard bearer for Latin music in Europe. With regular imports from Latin America, Cuba and the USA, Mr Bongo brought the salsa and Brazilian vibe to the masses, establishing a core market for Latin music.



    Out of this basement a thriving Latin shop was born and supplied music for salsa dancers, Latin Jazz addicts and Brazilian groovers alike. Characters such as Giles Peterson and the club Dingwalls championed this music and in the following years Mr Bongo established itself as the leader and provider for whole scene.



    In 1991, Huw Bowles entered the Mr Bongo fray bringing his own encyclopaedic knowledge of hip hop, expanding Bongos field of expertise. Initially selling old skool and hip hop, the shop was the first to start selling music from small independent hip hop labels from around the world with artists such as Jurassic 5 having special Bongo pressings. …
  • New Mr Bongo blog is live

    6 Mar 2008, 12:15 by MrBongoRecords

    Keep up to date with all things Bongo via the new blog at http://mrbongorecords.blogspot.com
  • Mr Bongo Records

    23 Aug 2006, 14:19 by MrBongoRecords

    BACKGROUND

    From humble beginnings in the basement of Daddy Kool's reggae shop on Berwick St in 1989, Mr Bongo is seen as the standard bearer for Latin music in Europe. With regular imports from Latin America, Cuba and the USA, Mr Bongo brought the salsa and Brazilian vibe to the masses, establishing a core market for Latin music.



    Out of this basement a thriving Latin shop was born and supplied music for salsa dancers, Latin Jazz addicts and Brazilian groovers alike. Characters such as Giles Peterson and the club Dingwalls championed this music and in the following years Mr Bongo established itself as the leader and provider for whole scene.



    In 1991, Huw Bowles entered the Mr Bongo fray bringing his own encyclopaedic knowledge of hip hop, expanding Bongos field of expertise. Initially selling old skool and hip hop, the shop was the first to start selling music from small independent hip hop labels from around the world with artists such as Jurassic 5 having special Bongo pressings. …
  • New Mr Bongo blog is live

    6 Mar 2008, 12:15 by MrBongoRecords

    Keep up to date with all things Bongo via the new blog at http://mrbongorecords.blogspot.com
  • Mr Bongo Records

    23 Aug 2006, 14:19 by MrBongoRecords

    BACKGROUND

    From humble beginnings in the basement of Daddy Kool's reggae shop on Berwick St in 1989, Mr Bongo is seen as the standard bearer for Latin music in Europe. With regular imports from Latin America, Cuba and the USA, Mr Bongo brought the salsa and Brazilian vibe to the masses, establishing a core market for Latin music.



    Out of this basement a thriving Latin shop was born and supplied music for salsa dancers, Latin Jazz addicts and Brazilian groovers alike. Characters such as Giles Peterson and the club Dingwalls championed this music and in the following years Mr Bongo established itself as the leader and provider for whole scene.



    In 1991, Huw Bowles entered the Mr Bongo fray bringing his own encyclopaedic knowledge of hip hop, expanding Bongos field of expertise. Initially selling old skool and hip hop, the shop was the first to start selling music from small independent hip hop labels from around the world with artists such as Jurassic 5 having special Bongo pressings. …