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New Blow Up Shop: Vinyl, Digital, Posters, Rarities & More...

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We're pleased to announce the launch of our all new Blow Up online shop! We've teamed up with Greedbag so you can now buy all your Blow Up releases on all formats in one place online as well as posters and T-Shirts, plus there's a new rarities section including the original promo posters pictured above - available to buy for the first time!

Vinyl & CDs: All* Vinyl & CDs now come with free MP3 Download More »

Posters & Rarities: See what we've found in our warehouse - including rare promotional posters (pictured above), limited vinyl and more! More »

MP3s & WAVs:  You can now get your downloads directly from us - choose from MP3s or lossless WAVs More »

David Lindup 'The Zodiac' spotted in new Fiat 500 Colour Therapy Ad: Exclusive Blend Volume 1

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'The Zodiac' by David Lindup featured on Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 and originally from the KPM music library spotted in new UK Fiat 500 ad 'Colour Therapy'. Read more about the Exclusive Blend Series here. Volume 1 is avialble on CD, LP and digital here.

Bongos For Beatniks - 4th Bongolian album out now

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The Bongolian 'Bongos For Beatniks' Sampler

I love this new album. I've be playing this quite a bit and I'm going to play it to death, its absolutely brilliant. …Its official. The bongolian. My new favourite band. You heard it here first Craig Charles Funk Soul Show

AVAILABLE NOW from BLOW UP on CD: Pre-Order 'Bongos For Beatniks' on CD  & VINYL: Pre-Order 'Bongos For Beatniks' on LP

& all good stores including: Cargo Collective store around the UK / JBs / Dusty Groove (USA) / Norman / Phonica / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / Sister Ray / Sounds Of The Universe / / hmv & more…

BUY/DOWNLOAD all 4 Bongolian albums from: The Bongolian on iTunes The Bongolian on Amazon UK The Bongolian on Amazon US The Bongolian on Napster

‘Bongos For Beatniks’ The 4th Bongolian album out May 9th: Available for Pre-order

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'Bongos For Beatniks' The Bongolian

'Bongos For Beatniks' The Bongolian

THE BONGOLIAN releases his long-awaited 4th album 'Bongos For Beatniks' this May. The album continues the musical journey where 2007's Outer Bongolia left off, bringing us back down to Earth possibly via France circa 1967 via 2011, in a wildly eclectic rare groove fusion of Funk Soul Hammond Beat Jazz and a Sci-Fi Boogaloo.
PRE-ORDER on CD: Order CD or on lovely Vinyl LP: Order on LP

The first single from the album 'The Riviera Affair' was recently featured on BBC 6music Nemone's Lunchtime Loves (alongside plays from Gideon Coe and Craig Charles) and was also Sky Sports Soccer AM's track of the week.

"A bakers dozen of gems. Bongo powered grooves at their very best. Preston Epps eat your heart out" Scootering 'Recommended Listening'

CONNECT: The Bongolian Facebook Page Myspace Page on Spotify

Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 and 2 go digital...

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Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2

Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2

For the very first time ever Volumes 1 & 2 of the 'Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Series' are available for download from iTunes (Vol.1 / Vol.2), ,, Napster (Vol.1 / Vol.2), eMusic and more.  Don't forget, both have recently been reissued on LP (& CD) too if you'd rather get your hands on some vinyl - from all good stores, as well as Blow Up Records mail order.

Volume 1 sees Paul Tunkin, DJ & founder of Blow Up club, taking us on a journey deep into the vaults of the KPM music library. Originally released in 1996, the Blow Up Exclusive Blend series were one of the first commercial introductions to Music Library and the twilight world of the session man. Volume 1 features the cream of the KPM Music Library writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Alan Parker and Johnny Pearson. Most of these tracks had never been commercially available before this release.

Volume 2 sees Blow Up's Paul Tunkin entering the vaults of De Wolfe, Amphonic and once again KPM. As with a bulk of Exclusive Blend 1, many of these tracks were receiving their first commercial airing on this album's release. Originally released in 1997, the album also introduced James Clarke's Wild Elephants to the world, which was later retitled 'Blow Up A-Go-Go' as a thankyou from the writer and became the title track for the successful V2 / Blow Up compilation 'Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from The Legendary Blow Up Club'. This album includes tracks from many great music library theme writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Syd Dale, and Alan Moorhouse. Blow Up Exclusive Blend on Myspace Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Facebook Page