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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Scénarios LPRating: ★★★★★ As long-heralded by a series of singles beginning with their Live At Jam PDM! 45 from two years ago (possibly before this LP was even actually a ‘thing’), here, finally, is The Mighty Mocambos’ Scenarios long player – an entity that re-affirms why the word ‘mighty’ appears between ‘The’ and ‘Mocambos’ in the band’s name.  Of course, this one is packed with

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Something’s Missing

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Something's MissingHere’s the the new single from The Mighty Mocambos then – Something’s Missing.
What’s missing?
No, that’s its name – Something’s Missing.
Yeah – you said, but what’s missing?
No!!! Arrghhh!
Hours of fun. It was penned by band member and singer Nichola Richards this one, apparently, for


THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS:  Ghost WalkWant a taster of the forthcoming Scenarios album consisting entirely of live recordings from German funk heroes The Mighty Mocambos? Well, here it is – Ghost Walk. Nope, not a cover of the Budos Band nugget from 2006 but an entirely different cut with the same name. It says here that it’s, “kafka-esque funk instrumental, contrasting a jazzy breakbeat with spooky horns and organ erotica

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: The Take Off (Ltd. vinyl 45)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: The Take Off (Ltd. vinyl 45)Get excited and buckle up for the take-off, wax donuts fans, because that funky German powerhouse The Mighty Mocambos has another vinyl 7″ lined up for your delectation entitled – er – The Take Off Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. The instrumental A-side initially perks your ears up with an Ethio-jazz sax intro. which quickly gives way to a rock solid drumfunk groove laced with subtle wah-wah


THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Live at JAM PDM! (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ You know an outfit can play tight when they’re prepared to drop on wax what they’ve recorded live – and such are the very mighty, Mighty Mocambos, whose Live At JAM PDM! vinyl 7″ is exactly what it says on the tin. Recorded straight to 8-track tape at Fabrik Potsdam last February, during the JAM PDM! Breakdance Battle, these b-boy favourites played

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Superstrada b/w Concrete Stardust (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Superstrada b/w Concrete Stardust (Vinyl 7B-boys and girls get your skates on – the brand new Mighty Mocambos single, Superstrada backed with Concrete Stardust is just out on 45! Both tracks feature on the band’s excellent album 2066, from which this is the second single to be lifted. Having proven to be live favourites, both cuts appear on this release in extended form. Superstrada opens with a drumbreak and

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Golden Shadow / Preaching To The Choir (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Golden Shadow / Preaching To The Choir (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Here’s a very happy new year to you all from The Mighty Mocambos who greet 2020 in the correct way with new vinyl 7″ single Golden Shadow. Yes, I know, it’s a title that almost sounds rude, doesn’t it? And that’s not the only thing that’s rude about it for when you listen to said cut, it turns out to be a breakneck car chase theme style thingy on which horns and retro-synth


THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS:  2066Rating: ★★★★★ Not content with bashing out two super-dope, steel-drum funk albums (The Serpent’s Mouth and 55) since 2016 under their Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band alter-ego, The Mighty Mocambos have decided 2019 is the year to unleash yet another LP, entitled 2066, under their original moniker. Which is going some, I think you’ll agree. But have this German crew spread

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Preaching To The Choir

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Preaching To The Choir The Mighty Mocambos return with new album 2066 shortly but before that there’s new single Preaching To The Choir for the many who are already converted to the gospel of Germany’s funkiest instrumental outfit. Mind you, this cut can only increase the size of the band’s congregation as it builds from the electric-FX tinged uptempo head-nod of the intro to full-on, funky horns-led

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS feat. Lee Fields: Where Do We Go From Here (2015)

Where Do We Go From Here Mighty MocambosThe Mighty Mocambos return with a completely new track featuring soul man Lee Fields. It’s a slow-burn number of the kind often favoured by Fields himself but not unfamiliar to fans of Charles Bradley and those new kids on the block, Ephemerals. Man – it’s getting busy in soul city! Where Do We Go From Here, Fields might well ask. How about with a B-Boy Suite in B Flat Minor