mountain mocha kilimanjaro

Date January 14, 2015

From the outskirts of Tokyo, from the most unknown prefecture in the country, comes the most exciting and brightest hopes in funk ever. The six-piece phenomenon, the nasty groove-making cats, the deep-dapping and history changing dogs call themselves the Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro.

Well dressed, slick but playing some of the rawest and deepest funk that would shake anyone’s booty, and you have these amazing gentlemen. Playing around relentlessly across clubs of all sizes in Japan, as well as rocking a packed house at Fuji Rock Festival in both 2008 and 2010, and countless festivals around the country, they have built a reputation as one of the finest funk units kicking it today.

Signed to the prestigious P-Vine label in Japan, they’ve also had a release through the highly regarded Jazzman label, as well as a release in Australia through Instrumental Recordings. Recently, they toured the east coast of Australia, becoming crowd favorites at renowned festivals such as Woodford Folk, Peats Ridge, Sydney Festival, Mona Foma and selling out the legendary Basement along with sideshows with international stars like Amp Fiddler and Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears. These young groove merchants are bound to take on the world. And your soul.