Archive for the ‘mungo’s hi fi’ tag
As we all know, good things come in threes, and apparently mixtapes are no exception. Here are three new mixtapes that deserve time on rotation.
It seems like it was just yesterday that Berlin/Vancouver DJ and producer Blondtron was dropping collaborative mixes with Ned Kelly. Ah, the olden days. Not satisfied to let things sit, Blondtron’s back with Dibby Dibby, a happy go bassy mix to promo her upcoming moombahton release. It’s sort of a sequel to last spring’s Bouncin’ Bush Stew mixtape with Prince Zimboo. Solid end to end!
Next up is the latest from Mungo’s Hi-Fi, the New York Boogie Mix. Going in heavy on original production, much of which is sitting in a vault somewhere at Mungo’s HQ, the mix drops 47 minutes of groove. Mungo’s great power is the ability to keep the vibes just right without tipping over into anything off message. It’s really a lesson in quality selecting.
And last but certainly not least is a nasty, nasty live mix from Santiago, Chile’s LATA. There’s a lot of LATA’s original production thrown in (from what I can tell), and the whole thing pretty makes me want to chuck it all and catch the next plane southbound. Probably not an option, so in the meantime, LATA’s on repeat.
Holy shit! I just found the nastiest sound system coming outta… wait for it… really, you’re not gonna believe where they’re from…… Scotland! Yup.
This Glasgow sound system is on indie label Scotch Bonnet Records, and so are most of the other artists featured on this cd. This is a solid album through and through. I have a feeling there’s gonna be a lot more good music coming from this label and this sound system in the future.
On sort of a side note, this whole post reminds me of that Starburst commercial with the Korean-Scottish dad and son talking about how they are “contradictions,” because they are Korean and Scottish. That commercial is whack and the people that made it are ignorant. Mungo’s is like the antithesis to the whackness that is that commercial (minus the Korean and plus the Jamaican). Know what I’m sayin?