Following their explosive live set at London’s The Finsbury as part of #BLOGTOBER FM Curated evening, London world fusion rockers Mangoseed – led by frontman Nicholai La Barrie and guitarist Karlos Coleman with bassist Richard Hardy and drummer Sam ‘Irish’ Campbell – share the strong video for their electrifying new bass-heavy jam ‘Jah Jah’.
Their special tribute to roots reggae giants as Burning Spear and Third World, also comes with a tasty Coreysan Remix.
How are you Mangoseed?
We are really good. Going really well, looking forward to the rest of the year and all the excitements found there within,
Ok lads…Tell us all we should really know about ‘Jah Jah’. What’s the idea behind it?
Well… its an old school reggae song , it’s about a tribe being lost in the desert or just lost really and searching for a home for their land for a better life. So people searching for something , it’s i guess a reflection of where the world is , lots people are looking for a place to be to know where they are , to figure out where they are in the world.
What were your influences and vibes whilst writing it?
Old school Dub and dub plates like from the 70’s and 80’s in Jamaica. It was a fun but a difficult process to get done as we wrote a really long dubplate version and then made it shorter until we found the sweet spot, both for the live performances and for the recorded versions
When and how did you form your band and what inspired you to make music together as Mangoseed?
So we formed about 6 or 7 years ago. Karlos (gtrs) and Nicholai (vox) worked together, we met Richard at a party and good friend introduced us to Sam. Then we got locked in a room for 5 years and fed on a diet of Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, the Clash, the Sex Pistols and Madness. Only allowed out to play shows and by comic books…na we just like playing loud ha ha ha
Which animal would best suit the band’s personality?
Damn…Thats hard I don’t know something mythical like a Hippogriff from Harry Potter (the horse bird thing) or maybe we are just something loud and annoying like a yapping dog or something, I don’t man. Ask Richard…
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Prince, George Clinton and Rick Rubin.
What kind of music are you listening these days?
The Suicide Squad soundtrack is shaping up to pretty impressive…We are pretty nerdy band. Anything Marvel or DC is oK by us so when they couple comic books with music we kinda lose our minds a little.
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM