Tag Archives: Mungo’s Hi-Fi

JSTAR: One Time For Your Mind (JSTAR Under Arrest re-rub) Free download

Jeez – it seems like forever since there was a free download to post about on monkeyboxing but here one suddenly is – and what a one – from JStar no less. Back in the day before DJ Maars and Tom Showtime appeared on the reggae hip-hop mashup scene, there were JStar and Shepdog who practically wrote the guide book on the subject. And now here is JStar returning to that arena with


MUNGO'S HI-FI X MARINA P feat. TIPPA IRIE & DENNIS ALCAPONE The Beat Goes SKAHere’s news that Glasgow reggae commandos Mungo’s Hi-Fi have got together with vocalist Marina P (featured on the band’s recent reggae re-version of Smashing Pumpkins’ Soma), Tippa Irie and Dennis Alcapone (!) to get all ska on Sonny & Cher’s The Beat Goes On for Record Store Day. Technically, the official release date was 29 August which makes this bit of MB love a bit tardy. Having said that, it’s the monkey’s


MUNGO's HI-FI X MARINA P:  SomaRating: ★★★★★ Ooh hello what’s this? Soma? Ah yes – the new one from from Mungo’s Hi-Fi employing the undeniable vocal talents of songstress Marina P. Er – Soma, though? Surely not a reggae version of Smashing Pumpkins’ tedious 90s misery-fest Soma? The very same! It’s amazing the wonders a reggae makeover can

MUNGO’S HI-FI feat. EVA LAZARUS: ‘Amsterdam’ video (2017)

MUNGO'S HI-FI feat. EVA LAZARUS:  'Amsterdam' videoRating: ★★★★★ Like the similarly angel-voiced Hollie Cook, you can always rely on Eva Lazarus to hook up with decent reggae and/or bashment producers and grace a decent beat. In this case, she’s joined forces with Glasgow’s finest dancehall practitioners, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, for the piano-led skank of break-up tune Amsterdam which finds our downcast heroine needing to get lifted after – well –

MUNGO’S HI-FI feat. JOHNNY CLARKE: ‘Rain Keeps Falling’ Record Store Day 7″ (2017)

MUNGO'S HI-FI feat. JOHNNY CLARKE:  'Rain Keeps Falling' Record Store Day 7What could Mungo’s Hi-Fi do that would be special for Record Store Day? Only the Rain Keeps Falling 7″ featuring roots reggae legend Johnny Clarke on a totally original riddim! Clarke made his name in the 70s recording first with rocksteady man Clancy Eccles on production and subsequently and most famously with Bunny Lee and the Aggrovators in helping pioneer the ‘flyers’ style of reggae. And

MUNGO’S HI-FI: Jump In Line/ Send Di Water feat. MIKEY MURKA (2016)

Jump In Line Mungos Hi-FiRating: ★★★★★ Few so-called ‘timeless’ songs that have survived myriad covers in multiple genres over the years and still sound good actually predate the 1950s rock n roll explosion. Yet Jump In Line by Lord Kitchener (the calypso one not the WW1-poster one) from the 1940s is such a track. And it’s now had the Mungo’s Hi-Fi treatment for Record Store Day: a remix of an old calypso