The Bongolian The Bongolian - Bongos For Beatniks LP£11.99
A1 The Riviera Affair 03:05
2 Moscow Queen 03:21
3 Strange Lovers 03:08
4 V.C.O. 03:11
5 Hamlet's Playground 04:09
6 Give It To Me (On The Left Side) 02:45
B1 Jackies Half Nelson 02:16
2 Lauren's The Clock Maker 03:05
3 The Ballad Of Lily Kensington 03:45
4 Pretty Bertie 02:51
5 Doktor Of Eastern Promise 02:32
6 Tortoise Walk 03:17
BONGOS FOR BEATNIKS sees the welcome return of The Bongolian, AKA multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man front man Nasser Bouzida. His fourth album under The Bongolian moniker continues the musical journey where 2007's Outer Bongolia left off, bringing us back down to Earth via France circa 1967 in a wild rare groove fusion of all that's rhythmic, and melodic, about Funk, Soul, Hammond and Boogaloo, all wrapped up in The Bongolian's own inimitable style.
The first single from the album 'The Riviera Affair' (Feburary 2011) was featured on BBC 6music Nemone's Lunchtime Loves (who interviewed Nass before his sell-out Blow Up / HMV Next Big Thing) alongside support plays by Gideon Coe and Craig Charles. The track was also Sky Sports Soccer AM's track of the week. The second single ‘Give It To Me (On The Left Side)’ will be released on the same day as the album, and is already receiving support from BBC 6music.
A decade ago, in 2001 Nasser Bouzida disappeared into his studio to create a brand new sound, and the alter ego The Bongolian was born. Drawing on all his past influences, Nasser produced an inspired recording blending elements of Funk, Soul and Jazz with grinding percussion and heavy Bongo rhythms. Instruments recording blending elements of Funk, Soul and Jazz with grinding percussion and heavy Bongo rhythms. Instruments featured include the Hammond, Bongos, Synthesisers, Vibes, all of course played by Nasser himself. The eponymous debut ‘The Bongolian’ was released early in 2002 to much critical acclaim, and followed up by the 2006 ‘Blueprint’ and in 2008 by ‘Outer Bongolia’. The albums have become record box essentials for DJs, finding a wide appeal from Dance and Hip-Hop to rare groove and funky 45s fans, and to date The Bongolian and his live band have toured USA, UK and Europe with the last album ‘Outer Bongolia’ scoring a licensing deal in Japan.
For live shows Nasser has assembled a high calibre five piece supporting cast to bring the albums to life. More shows and festivals are to be confirmed shortly in 2011 for the UK and Europe with the band playing live in London at the Blow Up Easter club special at Madame JoJo's on Thursday 21st April
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