Gondwana Records is an independent record label based in Manchester, UK. Artists on the label include Portico Quartet, GoGo Penguin, Mammal Hands, Phil France, John Ellis, Dwight Trible and Matthew Halsall. The label has won a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, DJ Shadow, Mr Scruff and Bonobo.
Pre-order Portico Quartet - Art in the Age of Automation on CD / LP / DL

Pre-order Portico Quartet – Art in the Age of Automation on CD / LP / DL

We are super happy to inform all our fans that we have signed the mighty Portico Quartet to Gondwana Records, we’ve been following their musical journey since the very beginning and it’s an absolute honour to be releasing their latest album Art in the Age of Automation on CD / L P...
Pre-order Dwight Trible's Inspirations album featuring Matthew Halsall

Pre-order Dwight Trible’s Inspirations album featuring Matthew Halsall

Gondwana Records are pleased to announce the signing of LA based spiritual jazz singer Dwight Trible. A key collaborator with the likes of Pharoah Sanders and Kamasi Washington, Trible is a long time favourite of ours and his debut release Inspirations is produced by and features Matthew Halsall on trumpet, alongside members of The Gondwana Orchestra....
Order Phil France's debut album The Swimmer on CD/LP/DL

Order Phil France’s debut album The Swimmer on CD/LP/DL

We are delighted to announce the signing of composer, bassist and producer Phil France. A key collaborator alongside Jason Swinscoe in the Cinematic Orchestra, France was responsible for some of the most heartrendingly beautiful music created in recent times. Co-writing, arranging and producing on the Cinematic Orchestra albums including Everyday,...
Order John Ellis's debut album Evolution: Seeds & Streams on CD / DL formats

Order John Ellis’s debut album Evolution: Seeds & Streams on CD / DL formats

John Ellis’s debut album Evolution: Seeds & Streams is out now on Gondwana Records and is available on CD / DL formats online here: Evolution: Seeds & Streams by John Ellis
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Listen to GoGo Penguin's mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide show (GPWW901)

Listen to GoGo Penguin’s mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide show (GPWW901)

GoGo Penguin select songs that have influenced and excited them recently on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show:
Jamie Cullum interviews GoGo Penguin on BBC Radio 2 to hear

Jamie Cullum interviews GoGo Penguin on BBC Radio 2 to hear

Tune in from 7pm tonight to Jamie Cullum‘s show on BBC Radio 2 to hear a special interview GoGo Penguin recorded earlier this year… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0460tcm
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...
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

GoGo Penguin’s new album v2.0 is available on CD, vinyl and MP3 from the Gondwana Records shop.
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...
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
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.