Mungo’s Hi Fi are a soundsystem and music production collective based in Glasgow, Scotland. They produce and play music which blends Jamaican influence with contemporary bass music, resulting in a unique take on Ska, Reggae, Dancehall and Dubstep that has made them firm favourites in the underground music scene.
The soundsystem’s three DJ’s travel widely, playing sets featuring their productions in venues and festivals around the world, as well as taking their own custom built speakers in the UK and continental Europe.
Their numerous productions have proved extremely popular, gaining extensive radio play on the BBC in the UK, Radio Nova in France and on numerous other FM and internet broadcasters. They have made music with Jamaican legends such as Johnny Osbourne, Johnny Clarke and Sugar Minott as well as working regularly in the studio and on stage with contemporary vocalists Eva Lazarus, Charlie P, YT, Solo Banton, Marina P and Mr Williamz.
Highly collaborative, they’ve worked on remix projects with Leftfield, Coldcut, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Prince Fatty and Major Lazer. They are fully independent, releasing their diverse styles of music through their label Scotch Bonnet Records and its offshoots - Scrub a Dub and Dumbarton Rock.
Marina P got a taste for jazz from her parents and cites Nina Simone and Chet Baker as early influences, as well as contemporary hip hop, trip hop and reggae artists. She started performing on the underground scene in her native Italy before moving to Paris where she has made her name writing killer tracks and voicing with power and style for an impressive variety of producers.
In France she formed a band called "Surviv'all" and started to get involved in the Soundsystem scene. Her break came when she voiced the massive “Divorce à l'italienne” with Mungo's Hi Fi, which was first released on Scotch Bonnet Records in 2007, and she has gone on to release tunes and work with some of the best producers of the dub scene like Mungo’s Hifi, Jahtari, Stand High Patrol and DJ Madd.