The Bongolian Moog Maximus on 180g LP + Download
Moog Maximus marks the welcome return of The Bongolian aka multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man frontman Nasser Bouzida. His fifth album under the Bongolian moniker continues the musical journey where 2011's Bongos For Beatniks left off, taking us through the fractures of time like fellow traveler H. G. Wells. Nasser has now landed in ancient Rome, armed with a bank of Moog synthesisers over a bed of heavy grooves in a wildly eclectic fusion of funk soul Hammond beat jazz and a sci-fi boogaloo.
Back in 2001, Bouzida disappeared into his studio and created a solo set of recordings which resulted in the birth of his alter ego The Bongolian. Drawing on influences of funk, Latin, soul and jazz, he produced an inspired selection of recordings blending elements of grinding percussion and heavy bongo rhythms. The eponymous debut The Bongolian was released early in 2002 to much critical acclaim, and followed up by Blueprint, Outer Bongolia and Bongos For Beatniks. The albums have become record box essentials for DJs, finding a wide appeal from dance and hip-hop to rare groove and funk 45s fans.