Mungo's Hi Fi

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Mungo's Hi Fi
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Reggae, dub
Instruments Sound System
Years active 2000 (2000)-present
Labels Scotch Bonnet Records
Website www.mungoshifi.net
Members Tom Tattersall
Douglas Paine
Craig Macleod
Jerome Joly

Mungo's Hi Fi is a sound system based in Glasgow, Scotland which follows the original Jamaican sound system tradition. After working together previously, Tom Tattersall and Doug Paine founded the group in 2000, writing, recording, producing and performing their own brand of reggae and dub music, working in collaboration with other artists and producers. They were joined in 2002 by Craig Macleod, in 2006 by Jerome Joly and in 2012 by James Whelan. Bringing up-to-date reggae, dub and dancehall sounds to Glasgow across the city in venues such as the Glasgow School of Art, the sound system quickly became part of a wider reggae network with a hectic schedule of live performance, both djing and as a sound system at clubs and events across the UK and Europe. The Mungo's Hi Fi sound system appears at several large festivals each year including Glastonbury, Womad, Outlook Festival and others.

Collaborations[edit]

The collaborative nature of the sound system ethos has seen Mungo's Hi Fi working with established artists such as Ranking Joe, Earl Sixteen, Sugar Minott, Soom T, Omar Perry (son of Lee Perry) and working closely with a range of up and coming UK-based vocalists and producers. Added to this various Mungo's Hi Fi tracks have appeared on notable compilations across genre such as Dubstep Allstars 2008, Rinse 2009 and Ninja Tune 2004.

Scotch Bonnet record label[edit]

The sound system founded the record label, Scotch Bonnet Records in 2005 which has put out numerous single, EP and album releases.The accessibility of this contemporary reggae label is heightened by the integral part which all new output plays to the Mungo's Hi Fi live experience, giving fans an immediate sense of the current label sound. The most recent album release Forward ever in 2011 included tracks which have gained wide TV and radio exposure. The track "Ing" was included in the fifth series of popular Channel 4 show Skins.

Mungo's at the BBC[edit]

The sound system have enjoyed a historical association with the BBC stretching back to before Scotch Bonnet was publishing the music with John Peel, Mary Anne Hobbs and Steve Lamacq all promoting Mungos' material in their time at BBC Radio 1. More recently support has come from legendary reggae DJ Don Letts who has featured tracks on his BBC Radio 6 Music show and the sound system have been heard across the BBC with MistaJam and Ally McCrae of BBC Introducing adding tracks from the latest album to their playlist. Stints on BBC Radio 1Xtra and support from various other radio stations have helped recent releases to sell in large number through the independent label.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title and details[1] Label
2002 Mungo's Hifi Meets Brother Culture - Mungo's Hifi Meets Brother Culture Dubhead
2009 Sound System Champions Scotch Bonnet
2011 Forward Ever[2][3] Scotch Bonnet
2013 Mungo's Hi-Fi Featuring Kenny Knots - Brand New Bangarang Scotch Bonnet
2014 Prince Fatty Vs Mungo's Hi-Fi - Prince Fatty Vs Mungo's Hi-Fi Mr. Bongo
2014 Serious Time Scotch Bonnet
2014 Serious Dubs Scotch Bonnet
2015 Mungo's Hi-Fi Feat. Charlie P - You See Me Star Scotch Bonnet
2016 Mungo's Hi-Fi Feat. YT - No Wata Down Ting Scotch Bonnet

Singles and EPs[edit]

Year Title and details Label
2001 Bush Chemists* / Mungo's Hifi* - Dub Fire Blazing / Wickedness (10") Dubhead
2002 Love Grocer, The / Mungo's Hi-Fi - No Turning Back / Ing (10") Dubhead
2005 Rasta Meditation / Belly Ska (10") Scotch Bonnet
2006 Fi Real (7") Scotch Bonnet
2006 Bun Dem Down (7") Scotch Bonnet
2006 Yogga Yogga (7") Scotch Bonnet
2006 Songs Of Zion (7") Scotch Bonnet
2007 Mary Jane / Herbalist (10") Scotch Bonnet
2007 Rock Inna Dancehall / Higher Level (10") Scotch Bonnet
2007 ING / Herbalist (10") Scotch Bonnet
2007 I Love Jah / Olympic (10") Scotch Bonnet
2007 Divorce A L'Italienne / A Few Screws Loose (10") Scotch Bonnet
2008 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Benjammin* / Afrikan Simba / Murrayman - Mexican Bean (12") Scotch Bonnet
2008 Talk To The People / Grudge And Vanity / How You Bad So / Mexican Bean Riddim (12") Scotch Bonnet
2008 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Brother Culture - Wickedness (12") Scotch Bonnet
2009 Mungo's Hi Fi* / Itchy Robot - Fire Pon A Dubplate / Playback (12") Scrub A Dub
2009 Step It Out / Working Harder (12") Scotch Bonnet
2009 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Daddy Freddy / Sister Carol / Bongo Chilli - Dread Inna Armagideon / Culture Mi Vote / Nuttin Nah Gwaan (12") Scotch Bonnet
2009 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Tippa Irie / Omar Perry - Ruff Mi Tuff / Live In Peace (12") Scotch Bonnet
2009 Under Arrest (12", EP) Scotch Bonnet
2009 Mungos Hifi* / Phokus & Mr. Boogie (3) - Tweeky / The Infect (12") Police In Helicopter
2009 Tricky D & Mungo's Hi-Fi - Badman / Wickidness (Remix) (12") Tricky Tunes
2010 Mungo's Hi Fi* ft. Warrior Queen / Fu Steps* / Conny Ras & Steady Ranks - Bad From Riddim EP 2 Scotch Bonnet
2010 Mungo's Hi Fi* ft. Earl 16* / Black Warrior / YT - Bad From Riddim EP 1 (12", EP) Scotch Bonnet
2011 Earl 16*, Manasseh & Mungo's HiFi* - Reggae Music (4xFile, FLAC, EP) Reggae Roast
2011 Bogle (12") Scotch Bonnet
2011 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Lady Ann / Sugar Minott / Ranking Levy - Doctor Doctor / Got To Make Tracks / New York Boogie (12")[4] Scotch Bonnet
2012 Leave The Oil Alone / Skidip It Up Dub (7") Scotch Bonnet
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Omar Perry / Marina P* - Guidency / Troubles And Worries (7") Scotch Bonnet
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Earl Sixteen / Wild Life - People / Poze Up (7") Scotch Bonnet
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Kenny Knots - Don't Let Them (7") Scotch Bonnet
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* ft. Eek-A-Mouse / Mungo's Hi Fi* ft. Solo Banton & Ruben Da Silva - Kung Fu Know How (12") Scrub A Dub
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. YT / Daddy Scotty* - World News / Wicked Tings A Gwaan (7") Scotch Bonnet
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Mr Williamz / Sister Carol - Computer Age / Cuture Mi Vote (7") Scotch Bonnet
2012 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft. Daddy Freddy - Dread Inna Armagideon / Dutty Diseases Riddim (7") Scotch Bonnet
2013 Your Love (7", W/Lbl, Ltd) Scotch Bonnet
2013 Mungo's Hi Fi* Ft Lady Ann - Sound Get A Beating (7") Scotch Bonnet
2013 Mungo's Hi-Fi Feat Soom T* - Listening Bug (12") Scrub A Dub
2013 Mungo's Hi-Fi Feat Soom T* - Bong Bong (12") Scotch Bonnet
2013 Dubplate Master (12") Scrub A Dub
2014 The Stinger / Dem Stylee (12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Scrub A Dub
2014 Prince Fatty / Mungo's Hi-Fi - Under Arrest (7") Mr. Bongo
2014 Prince Fatty / Mungo's Hi-Fi - Scrub A Dub Style (7") Mr. Bongo
2014 Prince Fatty / Mungo's Hi-Fi - Suger Water (7") Mr. Bongo
2014 Prince Fatty / Mungo's Hi-Fi - Herbalist / Divorce A L'Italienne (7") Mr. Bongo
2014 Prince Fatty / Mungo's Hi-Fi - For Me You Are / Say What You're Saying (7") Mr. Bongo

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mungo's Hi-Fi Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Album Review: Mungo'S Hi-Fi 'Forward Ever'". livemusic.fm. 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Music - Review of Mungo’s Hi Fi - Forward Ever". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Review : Lady Ann - Doctor Doctor". Reggae-vibes.com. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Mungo's Hi-Fi Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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