Mungo’s Hi-Fi are a dub reggae, dancehall and dubstep soundsystem in the original roots tradition based in Glasgow. Tom Tattersall, Douglas Paine and Craig Macleod debuted in 2001 with Wickedness feat Brother Culture on London’s Dubhead label, taking the dub world by storm and getting heavy plays from Jah Shaka and Iration Steppas.
The group broke through into dubstep proper with the inclusion of the Mungo’s HiFi track “Babylon” on Appleblim’s Dubstep Allstars: Vol.06 in late 2008. In January 2009 the crew released this track on vinyl as the first release on their new dubstep imprint, Scrub A Dub.
Mungo’s Hi-Fi have received attention from DJs such as Mr Scruff, Andy Weatherall, and the late great John Peel, who have all championed their sound. Mr Scruff went on to include Mungo’s Hi Fi’s “Ing” on his 2005 Keep it Solid Steel mix released on Ninja Tune. After three outings on the Dubhead label including their 2002 album, Mungo’s Hi-Fi meets Brother Culture, they set up their own imprint in 2005 — Scotch Bonnet Records. In 2008 the Mungo’s crew released their first long player on the Scotch Bonnet label, Mungo’s Hi Fi – Sound System Champions, which is an ensemble album featuring an onslaught of world class MCs & singers (Ranking Joe, Top Cat, Tippa Irie, Kenny Knots and more).
The recordings are made in a purpose built studio powered by the same enormous, homebuilt p.a. as their live performances, pushing their productions continuously past reggae boundaries into new frontiers.
Mungo’s Hi-Fi hold a monthly residency at the Glasgow School of Art, and have been running their legendary Dub and Grub nights weekly for eight years. They regularly tour Europe and the festival circuit.
Mungos HiFi Previously Appeared At..
|Beautiful Days 2016||19th - 21st Aug 2016||N/A|
|Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2016||4th - 6th Aug 2016||N/A|
|Wee Dub Festival 2016||4th - 6th Mar 2016||N/A|
|Outlook Festival 2015||2nd - 6th Sep 2015||N/A|
|Eden Festival 2015||11th - 14th Jun 2015||N/A|
|The Big Beach Ball Festival 2014||3rd May, 2014||N/A|
|Dimensions Festival 2013||4th - 8th Sep 2013||N/A|
|Outlook Festival 2013||28th Aug - 1st Sep 2013||N/A|
|Latitude Festival 2013||19th July, 2013||N/A|
|Glastonbury 2013||27th June, 2013||N/A|
|London International Ska Festival 2013||30th March, 2013||N/A|
|Dimensions Festival 2012||5th - 8th Sep 2012||N/A|
|Outlook Festival 2012||29th Aug - 2nd Sep 2012||N/A|
|One Love Festival 2012||9th - 11th Aug 2012||N/A|
|Secret Garden Party 2012||18th - 21st Jul 2012||N/A|
|Natural Rhythm Festival 2012||5th - 6th Jul 2012||N/A|
|Sunrise Celebration 2012||20th - 23rd Jun 2012||N/A|
|Detonate Indoor Festival 2012||5th May, 2012||N/A|
|The Big Beach Ball 2012||5th May, 2012||N/A|
|Wee Dub Festival 2012||5th February, 2012||N/A|
|Doune The Rabbit Hole 2011||9th June, 2011||N/A|