Rumours that the Woodside would close came years before it finally did, but we needed a bigger venue anyway so our nights in the Artschool started in 2006 with Ranking Joe, and ever since we have enjoyed hosting sound system artists the likes of which Glasgow had never seen, such as Top Cat, Sister Nancy, Earl 16, Warrior Queen, Omar Perry, Tippa Irie, Sister Carol, Brother Culture, Lady Stush, Ruben da Silva, Daddy Freddy, Mikey Murka, Marina P, MC Ishu, Solo Banton and Afrikan Simba. It changed things around here. Now the reggae/dancehall/dub scene is evolving fast and for that we give a big shout out to all the Scottish sound systems, selectors, fans and artists, especially Daddy Scotty and Pupa Zeb, Bass Alliance, Kokoro, Jumble Sale Crew, Northern Exposure, Bass Warrior, Nafees, Argonauts and Soom T. Mungo’s residents have also shared the decks with some of the producers who have inspired them and who they have collaborated with including Disrupt, Jah Shaka, Mala, Dub 4, Phokus, Von D, Dub Boy, King’s Hi Fi, Mr Boogie, DJ Shy and RSD.
2010 has produced unforgettable nights with Kenny Knots, Iration Steppas, Congo Natty, Tenor Fly, My Lord Sound, YT, Mr Williamz, Maffi, Firehouse and Conscious Sounds…so much so that we can’t believe it’s time to move on just when it’s getting really good. However, since the venue will close for 2 years refurb we have been forced to make the move, and we’re really positive about the change. Still on the third Saturdays from January 22th 2011 we will be in Stereo on Renfield Lane, where we’ll continue to run tings and bring the artists we all need to hear.
But for one last time we will be wheeling out the rig, and playing strictly selection – no big names just you, us and bass.
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Dougie Wardrop started out selling records from a stall in Camden in the 80s. With a 4-track off Nick Manasseh he started producing and set up his Conscious Sounds record label, going on to become a godfather to the European reggae scene. His productions of late have been the best yet while his early classics never tire. Unfortuneately King General can’t be on the mic as planned, but we are very excited to welcome Charlie P for his Scottish debut. The prodigious 16 year old is causing a ruckus with his clean style and contemporary story. The Mungo’s crew will be providing reggaematical support, in a forward thinking style.
Charlie P Backstabbers video
Charlie P with Kenny Knots at the Paris Dubstation
Nice interview with Dougie Wardrop, including live footage
Charlie P with Errol Bellot in Conscious Sounds Studio
Consious Sounds myspace
We gladly extend a heartical welcome Ranking Levy and Elen, the husband and wife team who are the #1 sound system from the middle east. Having performed on King Sturgav with U-Roy and alongside reggae greats Brigadier Jerry, Al Campbell and General Levy they have stacked up musical accolades including being the only female to have selected for Ranking Joe. Mungo’s will be pulling out some serious riddims for Zeb and Scotty to complement this rare vintage rub a dub session.
The vanguard of dub will come charging up the M6 in March to show this frontier town how to get down and we can’t wait to give a big Glasgow welcome to the barons of bass from Leeds. Nobody runs sound and builds a vibe like Mark Iration and we’re delighted to bring Exodus himself in support for this Subdub showcase. We’ll have the rig tuned and back upstairs for this ram-jam, reggae-stepping, righteousness-repping session.