Mungo’s Hi Fi are a Glasgow based soundsystem and production unit who pull off that rare trick of making reggae / dancehall that is original and of quality. Mungo’s was the brainchild of two like minded dance DJ’s at the turn of the millennium, inspired by King Tubby, Prince Jammy and the UK’s Unity Sounds. True to reggae / dancehall’s DIY ethos, they built their first soundsystem from speakers found in a skip and began producing on an old Atari. Following some early recordings on London’s Dubhead Records, including debut album Mungo’s Hi Fi Meets Brother Culture, they founded their Scotch Bonnet label in 2005.
Today Mungo’s is a global operation with six members: all committed to spreading their philosophy of serious, seismic productions plus easy going democratic dancehall fun. So far they’ve released five albums featuring an ensemble of talented artists, which all combine a keen sense of history with a wicked creative streak and some industrial strength drum ‘n’ bass. Their vision is based on taking music more seriously than yourself and pushing forward while never forgetting where you’re from.