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.
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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 Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra ‘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.                              
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...
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...
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...
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...
Matthew Halsall Interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 Tuesday 19th February 2013

Matthew Halsall Interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 Tuesday 19th February 2013

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qqb88
24/01/2013 - Nice review by Oliver Pickup on Matthew Halsall's performance @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

24/01/2013 – Nice review by Oliver Pickup on Matthew Halsall’s performance @ Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

   RONNIE SCOTT’S | JANUARY 24TH Virtuoso trumpeting sensation Matthew Halsall ensured he will remain well in front of the chasing pack again this year after an incredible full-house gig during which he revealed a clutch of new tracks and featured the koto – an ancient Japanese instrument seldom heard in Europe.It is an exotic, wonderful and...
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...