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with MC ISHU
Friday 18th May 2018

Dunc4n on warm up
Tickets from Groucho's Dundee and Resident Advisor

Mungo's Hi Fi - NYC Outlook Launch Party Promo Mix

Mungo’s Hi Fi champion the evolution reggae, dub and dancehall music and are re-invigorating soundsystem culture. They have developed formidable live shows, collaborating with foundation legends like Ranking Joe, Sugar Minott and Sister Nancy as well as top vocalists on the scene at the moment including Charlie P, Solo Banton, Mr Williamz, YT and Scotland’s own, Soom T.

Mungo’s was the brainchild of two likeminded dance DJs at the turn of the millennium, inspired by King Tubby, Prince Jammy and the UK’s Unity Sounds. True to reggae/dancehall’s DIY ethos, they built their first sound system from speakers found in a skip and began producing on an old Atari. The live work feeds directly into the studio productions. Mungo’s crucial releases, mainly on their own Scotch Bonnet label, have topped the reggae bestsellers on numerous occasions. ‘Soundsystem Champions’ their Double LP released in 2008 has turned many on to their sounds and the massive ‘Forward Ever’ from 2011 gave a preview of what is to come on singles and EPs. The releases have been supported by tours in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and the USA, as well as countless live shows on their soundsystem touring throughout the UK and Europe.

Reggae Veteran MC ISHU was born Clarence Earl Bradshaw in Kingston, Jamaica in the 1960’s. He spent much of his youth singing in the church and school choir, before fully embracing the flourishing Reggae scene that was forming around him. Ishu spent much of his youth in the Payne Avenue and Waterhouse areas of Kingston and grew up with, what were to become Reggae Icons such as Tenor Saw, Nitty Gritty, Echo Minott and Ranking Joe. During this time he recorded tracks at the Penthouse Studio with artists such as Sugar Minott, Super Black and Cleevey (Sly and Cleevey).

For the last Decade MC Ishu, has consistently been on the UK Roots, Reggae and Drum & Bass circuit playing alongside many of the top UK Sound Systems including The Iration Steppas, Reggae Roast and Solution Sound System. He recently recorded the stand out track on the Mungo’s Hi Fi CD ‘Sound System Champion’, which featured the likes of Top Cat, Tippa Irie, Kenny Knotts and Ranking Joe. Today Ishu is one of the most versatile and respected MCs in the UK Roots Reggae scene and one of Reggae Roast’s top residents, performing alongside DJ’s Moodie and Exel, at clubs and Festivals nationwide. He’s also a member of UK live dance act Step 13 – who have stormed UK venues from East London’s Cargo to Bristol’s Clockwork, and performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, and Secret Garden.

MC Ishu - Sata , Prod-Bustawidemove

Mungo's Hi Fi - Under arrest ft MC Ishu

Mungo's HI FI & MC Ishu - Belly Ska Dub

MC Ishu - Arsenal Fraff

Mungo's Hi Fi Megamix Vol 3