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Mambo Land, United Kingdom

Chris Bangs - a pioneering & inspirational figure in the British underground dance scene of the 80s & 90s. Bangs' name became associated with many celebrated events - from The Special Branch, Cock Happy and Doos At The Zoo to his own Bournemouth Bank Holiday sessions, the Caister, Prestatyn and Rockley Sands Weekenders and even the original Corfu and Ibiza 'summers of love'.

Chris really hit pay dirt as a musical trend -setter with the invention of acid jazz as a producer and artist responsible for many early recordings on Eddie Piller's Acid Jazz label and Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud plus adding his musical touch for Paul Weller, Linda Clifford, Sharon Redd, Will Downing.

He's been sorely missed, try asking the aforementioned Piller, Weller, or Peterson as well as the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Nicky Holloway, Danny Rampling and many more for a genuine endorsement of one of our true pioneers