Hailing from the cultural and creative melting pot that is England’s capital city, Mangoseed comprise four musicians of Trinidadian, Jamaican, Australian and Irish descent. Perhaps no surprise, then, that this multinational troupe produce an enthralling fusion of global sounds, mashing up ska and soca, jungle and funk, rock and punk, all of it high-energy and unfailingly danceable. Originally formed by vocalist Nicholai La Barrie and guitarist Karlos Coleman, Mangoseed became a fully functioning act via the additions of Richard Hardy on bass and Sam Campbell on drums, configuring a pulsating punky-reggae repertoire that was captured on their self-released 2014 album, ‘Basquiat’, which earned impossible-to-really-nail-down comparisons ranging from Bad Brains to Massive Attack. What’s not up for debate, though, is the thrilling energy of Mangoseed’s live performances, as demonstrated by the band shining on bills alongside Alabama Three and Manu Chao, in addition to regularly delighting a loyal fanbase around and beyond their Brixton homes.
The new year comes as the group have a slew of fresh material to release – starting with the delicious ‘Lucy’ – tracks that are sure to form the bedrock of Mangoseed’s growth into a mighty musical force.
Warrior Charge |
Perry Melius and Wayne Nunes have produced a fabulous body of work in a more than twenty year partnership as one the most sought after rhythm sections, production teams, co-producers and remix talents. They work as a rhythm section and have recorded with Tricky/Billy Ocean/Adrian Sherwood/African Headcharge. They have played on several soundtracks from 24/13 Ghosts/Bully/Wild & Heart and have composed a track for the Hollywood movie BAD COMPANY. The first WARRIOR CHARGE release was back in 2006 in Japan on Beat records and was called No Foundation No House and included guest appearances from Tricky, Brinsley Forde, Beatrice Brown, Jebloy Nichols, Hawkman. The second album SLUM features Beatrice Brown and has guest appearances Talvin Singh, Kamaljeet Ajimal, David McAlmont.
Now with WARRIOR CHARGE, they reveal the best of their musical experience, expertise, scope and inventive creativity in an ongoing collaboration with artists from arounf the world. Their new EP will feature Yuki Lee and Kitty Bertenshaw.