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Laurence Wasser



Laurence Wasser “V”

This is the first official Atomic Bongos release!! Herr Wasser hasn’t put on  anything since 2007 so we ‘re happy to bring him back. Drifting from city to city for a decade, Laurence saw this sad mess of greed and selfishness slowly but surely taking over his beloved old country. To address his frustration, he recorded 11 songs (or sketches, as he puts it) made out of broken beats and guitar twangs. Influenced by his youth in France and the rainy skies of Paris, these detuned “yéyé” mumbles take us for a walk through the grey territories of social alienation, suburban boredom, and bourgeois narcissism.
Release Date: Jan 26th 2018
Price:  6€ (Digital Download) / 7€ (Tape+Poster, ltd edition-SOLD OUT),  12€ ( Vinyl 150 copies ltd edition)


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Radio Bongos #9

Maple Death records mixtape

Happy 2018! Let’s start the year with Canadian/Italian label Maple Death records’ mixtape, the perfect soundtrack for this cold winter. Based in Bologna, Maple Death is an hyperactive label that has 20 references in its catalogue, among them Holiday Inn, Cindy Lee and Brutal Birthday,(a killer live band.Hospitals and Electric Eels fans, go see them!).
Here’s what J.Clancy, boss of the label, told us about the mix: “It’s a mixtape that has a few Maple Death releases, but mostly showcases the type of music I’m always drawn to for the label, loners, outsiders, sad fucks that are just trying to figure out a way to get through life by creating blissful music.” Enjoy!!


Radio Bongos #8

Laurence Wasser mixtape

Instead of cutting a tree, why not take a walk in the forest? Laurence’s mixtape to celebrate Winter Solstice. Laurence Wasser is a musiker made in France imported to America. His new record will be released jan 26th on Atomic Bongos. Yes! Our first vinyl release!!! 250 ex limited edition. You can order it here:


Atomic Bongos #7

12XU Mixtape

Radio Bongos 7! We’re so honored to have 12XU doing this month’s mixtape. An hour of obscure ebm, garage, industrial fun. 12XU is a french DJ that escaped the greedy mess lead by Macron to find inner peace in Vietnam. Former boss of Plastic Spoons records (Flight, Mess Folk, Laurence Wasser, Fresh And Onlys…), he also used to organise killer rocknroll shows in Paris with Louis and Christine.


Radio Bongos #6

DJ C Margarine's Mixtape


Endless Summer! This Month we’re very pleased to bring you DJ C Margarine’s mixtape about… FOOD!!!!
Based in Berlin, she runs the collage magazine Glueheads and does workshops too.
Check it out here:


But better let the Lady talk to you in person: “For everyone here on Earth, I’m Anelor Robin, born in the south of France in the middle of pine forests and ‘foie gras’. But to tell you the truth my real name is Margarine and I’m from the planet Pluton, born from the uterus of a motherEgg, raised by weird creatures and my best friend was a GlueHead. In terms of my work, I will say that collage is my best recipe. I find inspiration in normal daily life, with a special tendency and tenderness for food, sponges, 70’s magazine, Roman Photo, and plastic ice cream spoons that I like to collect to give a new and different twist to life.



Radio Bongos #5

Danger Records Mixtape

Atomic Bongos Mixtape #5! by killer blood brother french label Danger “Tempting treats from the land of distress. Some songs remind me all the time the end of the feeling of love. Here the expression of love becomes anger and frustration as a logical cycle through decades and music styles. Cry 96 tears, you will end heartless and headless.”


Radio Bongo #4

Raquel's Mixtape

Raquel plays in Belmont Witch and No Way Girl! in Paris, as well as DJ nights around town. Info on Belmont Witch here! :
We are very excited about Raquel’s mixtape – 50 minutes of moody electro, dirty DIY pop, beautiful voices. This mix is dark, a bit blissful, for dancing or zoning out depending on your mood. ENJOY!


Two Apes Live

Fanfulla 01/2017


Two nice pictures taken during our show at Fanfulla Club in Rome in January 2017.
Photos by Lorenzo Vecchio

Radio Bongos #3

Kitchen Leg mixtape

Federica & Andrew are an Italian/Canadian couple very active in the Berlin experimental scene. When they’re not playing in one their numerous projects (Xantene, Duchamp, Ruins Of Krüger…) they run Kitchen Leg records, a ” tape label based in Berlin, inspired by d.i.y., collages, dada, zines, mail-art, Minutemen’s econo-aesthetic and philosophy, riot grrrls, punk and more.



Radio Bongo #2

Camille's Mixtape

This month we asked Camille from the Rosa Vertov Collective to create a mixtape for Radio Bongo. From Camille: “This compilation gathers the songs that have been stuck in my head in recent weeks (and some already there since several years). It brings together collectives with multiple projects, solo projets or ephemeral collaborations. It mixes melancholic Hungarian pop, the dissonant and heady sound of the post punk era as well as french 60’s songs, all songs carried by the desire of transgression and spontaneous experimentation”