Gondwana Records is an independent record label based in Manchester, UK. Artists on the label included Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, GoGo Penguin and the newly signed Mammal Hands. The label has won a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Mr Scruff, MOJO, BBC Music Magazine and BBC 6 Music.
Watch this album preview for Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra's new release

Watch this album preview for Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra’s new release

Sound clips and footage taken from the ‘When The World Was One’ recording sessions.
GOND010 - Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When The World Was One (2014)

GOND010 – Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One (2014)

RELEASE ALERT!! Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra’s new album ‘When The World Was One’ is out now on CD / VINYL / DL formats. You can order online from our Bandcamp shop here.                              
Check out the official video for GoGo Penguin's new track Hopopono taken from their new album v2.0

Check out the official video for GoGo Penguin’s new track Hopopono taken from their new album v2.0

The album is already available on on CD, vinyl and MP3 from the Gondwana Records shop.
GOND009 - GoGo Penguin - v2.0 (2014)

GOND009 – GoGo Penguin – v2.0 (2014)

We are pleased to announce that GoGo Penguin’s new album v2.0 will be released on Gondwana Records on Monday 17th March 2014
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New Matthew Halsall dj mix now up on soundcloud

New Matthew Halsall dj mix now up on soundcloud

Full tracklisting: 1. Tony Scott – Is Not All One? 2. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu-Dera 3. Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger 4. The Souljazz Orchestra – East Flows The River 5. Duke Pearson – The Phantom 6. Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Make Me Stronger 7. Kelan Phil Cohran...
Here’s the third instalment of Matthew Halsall’s monthy dj mix series.

Here’s the third instalment of Matthew Halsall’s monthy dj mix series.

Tracklisting: 1. Don Cherry & The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – The Queen Of Tung-Ting Lake 2. Sun Ra – That’s How I Feel 3. Tall Black Guy vs. James Brown – Pay Me Back My Money 4. Madvillain – Sickfit 5. Digable Planets – The May 4th Movement 6. Harmonic 33 – In The Beat 7....
Check out the second instalment of Matthew Halsall's new monthly dj mix series.

Check out the second instalment of Matthew Halsall’s new monthly dj mix series.

Tracklisting: 1. Don Cherry – Love Train 2. Phil Cohran and Legacy – White Nile 3. Erykah Badu – Strawberry Incense feat. Kirsten Agnesta 4. Fatima – Technology 5. Tall Black Guy vs James Brown – Funky Drummers In A Space Suit 6. INI – Square One 7. Asheru – Mood Swing feat. Talib Kweli...
GoGo Penguin & Mammal Hands live @ Kings Place in London on Saturday 15th February 2014!!

GoGo Penguin & Mammal Hands live @ Kings Place in London on Saturday 15th February 2014!!

GoGo Penguin will be performing their new album v2.0 live @ King’s Place in London on Saturday 15th February 2014 with support from Gondwana Records latest signing Mammal Hands.             Book tickets online here: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/gogo-penguin-mammal-hands#.Uu-oBHd_u3t
Matthew Halsall embarks on a new monthly dj mix series

Matthew Halsall embarks on a new monthly dj mix series

Tracklisting: 1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Sun Is Shining 2. Dr. Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken In Town 3. Revolutionaries – I Know Myself (Megaton Dub) 4. Ernest Wilson – I know Myself 5. Augustus Pablo – Lightening Chap (Version) 6. Glen Adams – You Can’t Hide Love 7. Isaac Hayes – No...
Matthew Halsall & Josephine Oniyama collaboration for BBC Radio 3′s show The Verb

Matthew Halsall & Josephine Oniyama collaboration for BBC Radio 3′s show The Verb

                          Yesterday Matthew Halsall recorded two new live tracks in session for BBC Radio 3′s show The Verb, presented by Ian McMillan. The show will be broadcast tonight (15/11/2013) at 10pm and features guests Ian Rankin, Chuck Palahniuk and Helen Mort as well...
New GoGo Penguin video animation for Last Words

New GoGo Penguin video animation for Last Words

EXCITING NEWS! It’s been a long time coming but GoGo Penguin finally got a video to accompany Last Words, created by the very talented Antony Barkworth-Knight.
Bonobo to Issue 'Late Night Tales' Mix Album featuring Matthew Halsall

Bonobo to Issue ‘Late Night Tales’ Mix Album featuring Matthew Halsall

The release of the fifth album from UK artist Simon Green (a.k.a. Bonobo), The North Borders, launched a number of extensive tours for the producer and his traveling ensemble throughout 2013, and that busy year will soon be capped off with a brand-new mix album for the longstanding Late Night Tales series. Green’s 21-track set will mark the 33rd installment...
Check out GoGo Penguin performing Fanfares live in Manchester.

Check out GoGo Penguin performing Fanfares live in Manchester.

Check out GoGo Penguin performing the title track from their debut album Fanfares live in Manchester.
GoGo Penguin & Roller Trio Tour

GoGo Penguin & Roller Trio Tour

12/06/2013 - Nice to see Matthew Halsall and GoGo Penguin in this feature on a new jazz generation in M magazine:

12/06/2013 – Nice to see Matthew Halsall and GoGo Penguin in this feature on a new jazz generation in M magazine:

NEW JAZZ GENERATION posted June 12, 2013 / No Comments Jazz is known as the music of freedom so why do outdated stereotypes continue to strike bum notes? Jim Ottewill discovers there’s more to UK jazz than such hot air. Pete Wareham, songwriter and saxophonist at the helm of multi-racial music makers Melt Yourself Down and Acoustic...
14/05/2013 - Check out GoGo Penguin's Maida Vale session for Jamie Cullum's show on BBC Radio 2

14/05/2013 – Check out GoGo Penguin’s Maida Vale session for Jamie Cullum’s show on BBC Radio 2

                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sd0jv