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.
Support from Hunee, Antal, DJ Marky, Volcov, Jazzanova, J Rocc, Carlos Nino, Laurent Garnier, Benji B and many more.
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.
Released on 20/11/20 on double vinyl and CD with artwork illustration by Nicolas Burrows.
1. The Modern Tropical Quintet – Midnight in Moscow /
2. James Reese & The Progressions – Throwing Stones (Kenny Dope Mix) /
3. Cindy & The Playmates – Don’t Stop This Train /
4. Carnival – Eyes Growing Wider /
5. Azwon – Paradise Island /
6. Carlos Puebla And Santiago Martinez And Pedro Sosa – Sun Sun Damba E /
7. Pepe Sanchez – Sentimiento /
8. DJ Format & The Simon Sound – The Peruvian /
9. Hamlet Minassian – Al Elnim /
10. Idrissa Soumaoro, L´Eclipse De L´ I.J.A. – Nissodia (Mike D Remix) /
11. Teaspoon Ndelu – Sputla /
12. The Mombasa Vikings – Mama Matotoya /
13. Lincoln – Amanhã O Tempo Muda /
14. Don Ricardo – Sonho Lindo /
15. Zé Roberto – Lotus 72 D (Fast) /
16. Wax Machine – Extralude (Wyndham Earl’s More Than-An-Interlude Remix) /
17. Matty (Matthew Tavares) – Selfportrait