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The Bongolian 'Harlem Hipshake' new album announcement.

Blow Up Records is pleased to announce The Bongolian brand new album ‘Harlem Hipshake’ will be released 13/11/2020. It will be the sixth album under The Bongolian moniker, AKA multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man front man Nasser Bouzida. It is the much anticipated follow up to the highly acclaimed Moog Maximus and is available to pre-order now in the following formats: Clear 180g vinyl (limited 500 ), black 180g vinyl, CD and digital from the Blow Up (greedbag) shop: https://blowup.greedbag.com/buy/harlem-hipshake/

Harlem Hipshake finds The Bongolian deeply immersed in his lifelong love for the music of the sixties New York’s Latin Soul scene, particularly the music of Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria and Joe Bataan.  Principally a drummer, percussionist by trade, Nasser has once again delivered another set of heavy breaks and percussive grooves underpinning this brand-new collection of songs which he has written and produced. Whilst Nasser performs many of the instruments (as is usual with Bongolian albums) on the album, it also features a prominent use of additional UK musicians on brass duties. These include Terry Edwards (Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Flute), Gareth James Bailey (Trombone) and Craig Crofton (Alto Sax), James Morton (Alto Sax), Andrew Ross (Tenor and Baritone sax) and Ralph Lamb (Trumpet).

From the East Side to the West Side, get ready for the Harlem Hipshake.

Normal Life by David Woodcock featured on Janice Long (BBC Wales)

Janice Long played Normal Life by David Woodcock on BBC Wales introducing fresh new music and artists from Wales.

“Do you know what I absolutely love that, Normal Life from David Woodcock and there’s nothing normal about the construction of that, there’s an absolute Madness about it, It could be in a show couldn’t it? Or it could be vaudeville, magnificent stuff.”

JANICE LONG, BBC

The track immediately follows another vaudeville inspired romp The Damned ‘Grimly Fiendish’ at 2:20:10.

Aspic Boulevard – Akragas video streaming now on You Tube

Following the Aspic Boulevard Akragas world exclusive video premier by ROCKERILLA magazine on Monday, the video is now available to view on You Tube.



David Woodcock Normal Life video premier Friday 4th June.

Watch the exclusive video premier for the David Woodcock single Normal Life Thursday 4th June at 7pm. It will be launched via the Blow Up Records You Tube channel.

There’s Old Normal, There’s New Normal, And There’s David Woodcock.

VLR writers top five albums of 2019

Thanks to Dave Collins at Vive Le Rock for the support for David Woodcock Normal Life and Usselman All fun And Games Until Everyone Goes Blind as they both make it into his VLR writers top five albums of 2019 in the latest issue with cover stars The Specials (Official).

On Fire has now hit over 1 million streams on Spotify

Congratulations to Neon Plastix – On Fire has now hit over 1 million streams on Spotify, the track is taken from the album Awesome Moves

Usselman are live in London at 93ft East

Friday 29th Nov – Usselman are live in London at 93ft East. 
It’s their first London appearance since the release of debut album ‘All Fun And Games Until EveryOne Goes Blind‘. Check venue listings for confirmation of stage time.

Baltic Fleet Rolling In Oceans Tide EP all tracks are now available to download

Exclusive – Ahead of the official release of Baltic Fleet Rolling In Oceans Tide EP – 11/11/19 all tracks are now available to download exclusively from the Blow Up Records (Greedbag) shop.

Download here

Limited edition of 100 only - Blow Up 25 Tote Bag

Limited edition of 100 only – Blow Up 25 Tote Bag – as sold at the Blow Up 25 concert at The 100 Club are available to order direct from the Blow Up Records shop (Greedbag). Grab them while you can!
https://blowup.greedbag.com/buy/blow-up-37/

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