Jacaranda Records (Janaury ’19)

Ali Bongo


The Jacaranda is an institution around these parts, and we’re delighted to have their record store host a brand new regular show on Melodic Distraction. Since July 2015, Jacaranda Records has occupied the snug surroundings of the The Jacaranda’s first floor, with a cafe/bar and listening booths available for you to while away the hours digging through the wax. 

Based around the tastes and expertise of the Jacaranda Records staff, host Alex Sweeney AKA Ali Bongo provides a run-down of our favourite new releases, in-store top-sellers, and underground club hits. Ali takes over the Jacaranda basement every Tuesday running through hip-hop, soul and funk and brings 20 years of experience to the show. Rotating guests will include Jacaranda’s Namina, Alex C and Pete G, as well as regular customers showcasing their own new favourites or golden oldies from their collections. Over the next few months you’ll get a taste of what is moving through Jacaranda Records, and the best thing is you can pick most of them up in store!

Ali returns this January to deliver our monthly fix of Jazz!



Yuseef Dayes, Alfa Mist, Mansur Brown, Rocco Palladino – Love is the Answer
Toshio Matsuura Group – i am the. Black Gold of the Sun
Kadjha Bonet – Thoughts Around Tea
Masego & FKJ – Tadow
Anderson Paak feat Kadjha Bonet – The Chase
Kamaal Williams,Henry Wu – High Roller
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
Jungle – Smile
Elder Island – I Fold You
Goat Girl – Burn The Stake
Foxing – Nearer My God
Young Fathers – In My View
Tirzah – Guilty
Amber Mark – High On Your Love
Childish Gambino – This is America
Famous Dex – Japan
Lxury – Pretending to be Awake
Dream Continuum – Ride Away
Lone – Pulsar
Auntie Flo – Nobody Said it Would Be Easy
Amber Mark – All the Work
RAYE, Maleek Berry, Nana Rogues – Confidence (Preditah Remix)
Christine and the Queens – Goya Soda
Superorganism – The Prawn Song
Letherette – Blue Moon
Sons of Kemet – My Queen is Harriet Tubman
Flamingosis – Tumbao
Jarreau Vandal – Down About it
Funeral – 😉 mp3
James Blake – I’ll Come Too

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