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.
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...
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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24/01/2013 - Thanks to Tim Cumming's for reviewing Matthew Halsall's performance @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

24/01/2013 – Thanks to Tim Cumming’s for reviewing Matthew Halsall’s performance @ Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Matthew Halsall/Zara McFarlane, Ronnie Scott’s Young Mancunian trumpeter holds the audience rapt, while accomplished vocalist offers spirit and charm by Tim CummingFriday, 25 January 2013 Halsall: a low, strong and lingering power Fronting her four piece band – pianist Peter Edwards and saxophonist Binker Golding among them – the young jazz/soul singer Zara McFarlane performs a...
Congratulations to GoGo Penguin for being nominated for Jazz Album Of The Year @ Worldwide Awards 2013

Congratulations to GoGo Penguin for being nominated for Jazz Album Of The Year @ Worldwide Awards 2013

WORLDWIDE AWARDS 2013 // THE WINNERS January 20, 2013 Jazz Album Of The Year 1. Gary Bartz – Coltrane Rules: Tao Of A Music Warrior [Gary Bartz] 2. Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing [Smalltown Supersound] 3. Robert Glasper – Black Radio [Blue Note] 4. David Virelles – Continuum [Pi Recordings] 5....
A lovely piece on Matthew Halsall from writer Robert Ryan

A lovely piece on Matthew Halsall from writer Robert Ryan

  Robert Ryan  A MODAL CITIZEN It was broadcaster Robert Elms who first told me about Matthew Halsall’s music. ‘Mancunian Modal’ he called it and it was a fair description – on Colour Yes, the first album I picked up (and have hardly put down since), the young trumpeter channels the sounds and ethos of Kind...
Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park - Guardian Review

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park – Guardian Review

   
Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park - The Jazz Mann Review

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park – The Jazz Mann Review

REVIEW Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Reviewed by: Ian Mann 4 out of 5  ”His most individual and personalised album to date – and arguably his best.” Matthew Halsall “Fletcher Moss Park” (Gondwana Records GONCD007) “Fletcher Moss Park” represents Manchester based trumpeter and composer Halsall’s fourth album exploring the musical legacy of Miles Davis’ modal (“Kind...
GoGo Penguin - Interview in Crack Magazine

GoGo Penguin – Interview in Crack Magazine

GoGo Penguin are a Manchester-based trio made up of Chris Illingworth (piano), Grant Russell (double bass) and Rob Turner (drums), friends from The Royal Northern College of Music, all in their 20s. They already have a cult following in the North West, and with their debut album – released on Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records  – having hit...
GoGo Penguin: Fanfares - BBC Music Review

GoGo Penguin: Fanfares – BBC Music Review

BBC Review Based on this debut album, GoGo Penguin seem destined for great things. John Eyles 2012-12-10 In the increasingly overcrowded field of piano trios, any new arrival must have some eye-catching feature to stand out. That probably explains why a jazz trio comes to be called GoGo Penguin, a name which is not easy to...
GoGo Penguin: Fanfares - Guardian Review

GoGo Penguin: Fanfares – Guardian Review

07/12/2012 - GoGo Penguin (Live) + Matthew Halsall (DJ Set) @ The Vortex Jazz Club in London

07/12/2012 – GoGo Penguin (Live) + Matthew Halsall (DJ Set) @ The Vortex Jazz Club in London

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park - BBC Music Review

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park – BBC Music Review

BBC Review Manchester musician carves a strong individual identity on album four. Daniel Spicer 2012-12-03 Since the release of his 2008 debut, Sending My Love, Manchester-based trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall has worked through his influences, album by album, in pursuit of an original voice. His first few albums displayed a clear debt to the spiritual...
Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park Mojo Review

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park Mojo Review

29/11/2012 - Matthew Halsall Trio (Live) + GoGo Penguin (Live) + Nat Birchall (DJ Set) @ Band on the Wall in Manchester

29/11/2012 – Matthew Halsall Trio (Live) + GoGo Penguin (Live) + Nat Birchall (DJ Set) @ Band on the Wall in Manchester