Born in Italy to jazz loving parents, Marina P travelled to Paris to get involved in its music scene. Word reached Mungo’s HiFi of this rising singer with a cool yet emotive tone, and the Scottish sound system
and label reached across the Channel to voice her on their industrial strength Belly Ska riddim. The result was 2007’s massive and enduring Divorce à l'Italienne, which was included on Mungo’s 2009
Sound System Champions LP.
That track - phatly remastered along with Troubles and Worries and Mama Was Right for full 2020 oomph - is present on Soul Radio; alongside an inspired rocksteady cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ Soma, plus ska smash, The Beat Goes Ska!, an adaptation of Sonny and Cher’s And The Beat Goes On.
Having worked up a sweat on the ska and rocksteady dancefloor, the album relaxes into a more chilled space, with the haunting Nice To Meet You and the serene Great Wave. These calming, secluded sonic spaces combine Mungo’s forward-thinking production with a retro 90s-meets-50s, triphop-in-a-jazz club nostalgia. Taken as a whole, Soul Radio celebrates Marina P’s depth and versatility as an artist. It’s also the perfect soundtrack to both the night before - and the morning after.
2. Mama Was Right
3. Divorce A l'Italianne
4. The Beat Goes Ska!
5. Troubles and Worries
7. Nice To Meet You
8. Great Wave
9. My Reminder
10. Wouldn't It Be Something
11. Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Marina P - Soma Dub (Exclusive)