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Mix of the Day: Mongo


High Tide Recordings duo Mongo aka Gary Bennetton & Dan Reid have been friends since meeting at a sci-fi convention in Southampton (UK)! After plucking up the courage to leave their action figures at home, they soon found themselves clubbing with their notepads (in the days before Shazam) and trying to get the names of tracks from the likes of Sasha, Carl Cox and John Digweed!

With playing people’s music firmly established as their main passion, the logical progression was to start producing their own sound. Describing their studio adventure as the closest thing they could get to flying their own Millennium Falcon they soon began to develop a truly immersive sound, backed up with their instantly recognisable “Mongo” melodic groove.

Sporting a hard drive full of unreleased material with early support from the likes of Carl Cox, John Digweed, Groove Armada, Hot Since 82, James Zabiela, Eats Everything, Alan Fitzpatrick and Nick Curly amongst many, “Carbon Freeze” marks their inaugural release on their own High Tide Recordings imprint. As a popular golden figure once said “the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1”, but the journey is just beginning for the duo from the South Coast.

They Drop in on our Mix of the Day Series Today

Stelios Vassiloudis – “Blood Orange” – Bedrock
Muui – “Voit” – Here Now
Dalfie – “Carmina” – Gruuv
Tom Budden – “In Focus” (Original) – High Tide Recordings
Mongo – “Krypton” – Born Electric
Matteo Luis/HRRSN “Storm” (Oliver Giacmotto) – Dark Stars
Cristoph – “Prisoner” – Warung Recordings
Ramon Tapia – “Karma” – Knee Deep In Sound
Rafael Cerato, Artbat – “Uplift” – Diynamic
Mongo – “Electric Sheep” – High Tide Recordings

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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