What could be better than an EP from Mungo's Hi Fi and Soom T? How about TWO EP's from Mungo's Hi Fi and Soom T! These stalwarts go together like fish and chips and have been the greatest success at putting Glasgow on the reggae map!
The first EP, titled Bong Bong, is a foray into the world of digital reggae. The much requested title-track takes Sister Nancy's Bam Bam bang up to date in a smoky fashion. Soom's singing abilities shine through in the ultra modern 31st Century Song. I Need Weed and Boom Shiva are familiar tales about the good ol' chronic which appeared on Jahtari's Ode to a Carrot . These versions are from a much earlier recording session, and have a different edge.
The Listening Bug EP is a different kettle of fish, showcasing the Mungo's Hi Fi sound that does not fit straight into the reggae mould; featuring more electronic, bass heavy excursions. The edgy Listening Bug is a LFO bass-driven flurry with minimal meandering melodies. Jump Up Quickly is full of eastern mystique before cutting to a hard hitting rap style mixed in with Eek A Mouse. Run Fool is dark, jittery and hard. War Song has a sound that would not be out of place as the next James Bond theme tune.