There’s no denying that over the last year the demand for rare reissues has hit new heights. Why have interests peaked so much you ask? One man says it’s down to a ‘genuine rebirth of vinyl enthusiasm’ – that man is the man with the 45s, David Buttle, MD of Mr Bongo. Having had a hand in bringing some of the most precious and beautiful grooves from Brazil, Africa and beyond direct to your ears and your record bag, his knowledge and appreciation of Latin sounds is arguably unrivalled.
We caught up with David to chat about the early days of Mr Bongo, the bag boys of Soho and the records that slipped through his fingers. He’s also put together a mix covering the label’s reissues, new and old, some favourites and forthcoming 45 cuts for your listening delight.