Over the past few years The Welcome Party and MungzMedia have played an integral part within the UK R&B and Soul scene, platforming and celebrating some of the best talent around. We caught up with them to talk earliest song memories, fave food on tour and who they’re listening to at the moment.

Launched in 2018, The Welcome Party have previously hosted the likes of Eklipse, Gabriel Ryder and Bluesforthehorn at their shows and live sessions, continuing to shine a light on a wealth of upcoming and established R&B and Soul artists in collaboration with MungzMedia. Speaking on the project, Ransford Flo, director of The Welcome Party says, “The Welcome Party is my brain child – whereby I wanted to create my own opportunities and platform to showcase the vast RnB and Jazz talent emerging in the UK today as I thought there was still too much talent untapped, so that’s where the idea originally stemmed from”.

With MungzMedia also offering a platform for pioneering such talent and supporting The Welcome Party’s events MungzMedia creative Director James Mungai further details, “MungzMedia is a creative agency which aims to be a catalyst for brands and musicians, having worked with the likes of Earbuds (slowthai, Greentea Peng) and Appelsap Festival – the aim is to assist organisers Ransford Flo and Gabriel Ryder in making The Welcome Party global! We’ve had some great acts including, Davina Oriakhi, Bluesforthehorn as well as signed artists such as Zach Said so the aim is to balance the emerging and established and mesh it all into one.”.

Get to know The Welcome Party and MungzMedia In Short…

Three words to describe our music …

MungzMedia : Fun, Conscious and original  

WP : Eloquent, Polyrhythmic and Evolving?

Last photo on your phone…

MungzMedia : my little sister

WP : Homemade Apple crumble with custard

Favourite instagram account…

MungzMedia : Chi Modu – He’s a iconic hip hop photographer but his instagram is full of legendary photos of 2pac, Biggie, Nas, you name it.

WP : @Monoxpoly- his visuals are insane.

The best venue I’ve played…

MungzMedia : Well I didn’t play but helped organise an event at KOKO’s in Camden which was amazing

WP : Roundhouse Sackler Space

Earliest song you remember…

MungzMedia : Fugees – Ready or Not 

WP : Musiq Soulchild – Girl Next Door

The worst job I’ve ever had…

MungzMedia : Working at a Youth offenders unit

WP : Supply Teacher at a Secondary School

Favourite food on tour…

MungzMedia : Ugali and Nyama Choma (kenyan food)

WP : Singapore Rich Noodles with king prawns!

My Favourite word…

MungzMedia : Blessings

WP : Relax.

Things that cheer me up…

MungzMedia : Listening to Reggae music

WP : Good Music and Good Food

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

MungzMedia : Madison Square Garden

WP : The Sydney Opera House

I think you should listen to… 

MungzMedia : Check out Voldy Moyo and DAV1D from Wakefield, England, they are the future. Also check out anything produced by Earbuds

WP : Boadi, The Color Grey, Greentea Peng, Kokoroko

If I could see anyone play live it would be… 

MungzMedia : Tupac Shakur

WP : Prince

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