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MANCHESTER instrumental trio GoGo Penguin have released an absolutely superb, eclectic remix album, GGP/RMX on Blue Note today, bringing together talents such as Squarepusher, Clark, 808 State, James Holden, Machinedrum and so many more to spiral their most recent, eponymous album out into delicious fractal directions. It really looks likely to be remixes set of …

THE EXCELLENT, leftfield Mancunian trio GoGo Penguin, who work out in the truly creative zones where dancefloor and intelligence and jazz bump into each other, decided they could be lifelong friends, are all set to release a really exciting remixes album, GGP/RMX, for Blue Note in May. They’ve been creating their particular forward-forging meshing of …

WITH their deliciously tempting new remix album GGP/RMX out in a month’s time, GoGo Penguin are just keeping them comin’; following the deeply energised MachineDrum retake on “Atomised” and Squarepusher’s stealthily head-melting inversion of “F Major Pixie”, the Mancunian trio have just dropped the blissful dream of “Totem”, as overseen by James Holden. Come listen …

THE EXCELLENT Mancunian trio GoGo Penguin, whose catalogue is full of thrills of jazz with a firm focus on creativity and the dancefloor, working in the same territories as Cinematic Orchestra and Red Snapper, are all set to release a really exciting remixes album, GGP/RMX, for Blue Note in May; and boy, what an excellent …

THE LEFTFIELD, inventive Mancunian piano trio GoGo Penguin, who work out in the truly creative zones where dancefloor and intelligence and a jazzy feel bump into each other, decided they could be lifelong friends, have announced a remix album for Blue Note, to be entitled GGP/RMX; and boy have they lined up a mighty cast …

The genre defying instrumental trio ‘GoGo Penguin’ have released a further single ‘Don’t Go’ to preview their forthcoming self-titled album, available June 5th via the iconic Blue Note label. Described by bassist Nick Blacka as an attempt ‘to create emotion using the sonorous timbre of the double bass against the prepared piano’ the track drips …

Here at Backseat Mafia, we caught up (socially distancing of course!) with GoGo Penguin member, Pianist Chris Illingworth. Talking about their new self-titled album set to be released in June, how he is spending his time during lockdown aswell as delving further into any gigs and concerts they have planned and just a general catch …

Taken from their forthcoming self-titled album, out on June 5th via legendary Jazz label Blue Note, Manchester’s Mercury Prize winning trio Gogo Penguin have released a new track, ‘Kora’, named after the remarkable African Stringed instrument. Chris illingworth from the band, explains: ”People often ask us where we get our inspiration from when writing new music. …

Mercury-nominated instrumentalists GoGo Penguin have notched up an impressive five albums across the span of their career. Their fusion of jazz, classical and electronic music has drawn critical praise since their debut in 2013. That critical praise came to a head when the band’s album, V2.0, made the final shortlist for the 2014 Mercury Prize, …

We’ve been big fans of Manchester jazz trio Gogo Penguin for about as long as we can remember. The three piece, pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner drew on not only the jazz heritage, but broader influences such as Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to make something …