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The Tropical Combo

Jungle Fever

French label Aldente presents their new tropicla soul single. On flute, you'll find Jazzamar from the Brazilian electronic jazz outfit Nu Tropic associated with French beatmaker Lord Funk under the name Tropical Combo.

The A side entitled "Jungle Fever" talks by himself, a warm time in the African forest we are between "An Elephant Called Slowly" and "The Chackachas".

The B side "Incredible Bongo Flute" is an uptempo track as a tribute to the classic "Apache" with hot bongos, congas & flute. Put the needle on the record and this soul tune will make you think about the pressure on a cypher with b-boys. Join the battle and make a break! Or simple indulge in the peppered flute licks and hypnotically groovy conga patterns. Ridiculously good! Limited, import copies.


TRACK LISTING

Side 1
1. Jungle Fever (feat Jazzamar) (4:00)
Side 2
1.Incredible Bongo Flute (2:45)

Jungle

Keep Moving - Inc. The Blessed Madonna / Dave Lee / Gaspard Augé And Victor Le Masne Remixes

One of the most succesful songs from the London-based duo's third album, "Loving In Stereo", now gets its official 12" single release including amazing remixes by Dave Lee and The Blessed Madonna. 

Word's can't properly articulate how uplifting "Keep Moving" is. The quintessential start-of-Summer hit, at once anthemic, resplendant and elevating. It's huge crossover potential means that already your mum, kid sister and boss at work are familiar with this 6 Music-sponsered hit but in no way should that put you off. Real, timeless hits often spread to the masses, it's a well crafted science! A single for the ages.

Suitably, taste defining remixers are drafted in for that authentic maxi 12" single experience. The Blessed madonna and Dave Lee both sticking to the originals 4/4 propulsion as thye dive into the worlds of disco and house; while Gaspard Augé And Victor Le Masne offer up something a bit more leftfield - transposing the track into a smoochy cocktails and sun lounger Balearic curveball. Impeccable! 

Sure to be one of the most collected 12" of the early Summer. Don't miss out.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Form an orderly queue please! Riot raising 12" from one of THE LPs of last year - "Loving In Stereo" by Jungle. "Keep Moving" was the uplifting, life-affirming lead single; and here we're treated to three amazing remixes alongside that timeless original. A 12" to treasure!

TRACK LISTING

A1. Keep Moving (Original)
A2. Keep Moving (The Blessed Madonna Remix)
B1. Keep Moving (Dave Lee Remix)
B2. Keep Moving (Gaspard Augé And Victor Le Masne Remix)

Absolutely ingenious album from relative new comers Mystic Jungle, aka Dario di Pace who, frankly, will astonish with the creative meanderings and twists on retro grade electro disco, boogie and proto house. Based in Naples, and head of the Periodica label; it's been some while since I've heard search an authentic reaction of styles from the golden age of the glitterball.

We're not talking no beige rehash here though folks, Mystic Jungle have conjured up an album of future classic cosmic-sherm disco - the kinda tracks that if you were searching through Baldelli or Ron Hardy mixtapes you'd be expecting to pay at least £50 each for a dusty copy!

Starting with the Mexican wave boogie of "Don't Stop Your Love", which you'd be convinced is a lost nugget from '83, we move through to "Get Down On It" - another sun-blushed boogie bomb with the spirit of California in its sights. Side B opens with the smoochy twilight-island epic, "Hold On Your Dreams", which, aside from have one absolute mother of all guitar solos, basically orders you to make your snazziest cocktail and comfortable in the hammock as it takes you on its psychedelic-disco rocket ride.

"Money Wonder" is that wigged-out moment of bedroom boogie you've been waiting for. With gilded guitar lines, catchy vocal hook and gritty drumbox it's superb keyboard solo has all the garnishings to really show off its pedigree as this bona fide dancefloor titan struts proudly onto the scene. So good! Just enough time for "Keep Alive This Fire" which keeps to the wonky disco flavour, injecting a plethora of vintage synth fx across a rattly drum rhythm, disco-not-disco basslines and vocal combo for a quirky and fun end to this rather life affirmed collection of modern dancefloor grooves. Mystic Jungle proves he's one of the hottest cats on the current circuit and I urge you intently to get this album ordered fast!



STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Stupidly good modern genius who recreates some of the best bits from Italo, cosmic, proto-house and boogie in his own clumsy, earnest style which you'll be convinced is a lost nugget.Future classic alert!

TRACK LISTING

Side 1
1. Don't Stop Your Love
2. Get Down On It
Side 2
1. Hold On Your Dreams
2. Money Wonder
3. Keep Alive This Fire

Da Lata

Jungle Kitten / Asking Eyes

Manfredo Fest’s jazz-funk masterpiece ‘Jungle Kitten’ was the first release on the legendary Bluebird imprint back in 1979, and it has remained a classic ever since. Now Da Lata come through with their own gorgeous cover featuring broken beat legend Kaidi Tatham on synth and a whole crew of London’s best musicians rounding out the line up. This is organic dance floor pressure and fluid heavy grooving at the confluence of disco and samba packed with positivity and uplifting warmth. The B-side sees their epic version of Rafaella Renzulli’s “asking eyes” featuring Vanessa Freeman finally out on vinyl.

TRACK LISTING

1. Jungle Kitten
2. Asking Eyes

Jungle’s new album ‘Loving In Stereo’ is the soundtrack for a summer quite unlike any other with their completely unique and soulful sound.

The British producer duo have created a huge disco record for the post-social distancing age, with a life-affirming, dancefloor-igniting, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music irresistibly joyful. What’s not to love, get stuck into the thickest juiciest tunes to come out this year. The feeling of europhia seeps into every corner of Loving In Stereo and it’s not enough to have it continually on repeat.

‘Romeo’ has the most laid back - back of the car with the windows down vibe ever, whereas ‘Talk About It’ is the epitome of Jungle in a nutshell, fired-up synth beats and backing vocals you can only dream of. Not forgetting Bonnie Hill for a quick feel-good hit, instant joy!

Jungle have created the only album you need this summer to brighten up those long sunny days and light nights. Repeat, repeat and then repeat again. 


STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: Jungle treating us with the stunning new album Loving In Stereo, this needs to jump to the top of your listening pile. ‘All of the Time’ and ‘Bonnie Hill’ are a permanent favourite of mine, get on this album for an instant mood booster this summer!

TRACK LISTING

1. Dry Your Tears
2. Keep Moving
3. All Of The Time
4. Romeo
5. Lifting You
6. Bonnie Hill
7. Fire
8. Talk About It
9. No Rules
10. Truth
11. What D'You Know About Me?
12. Just Fly, Don't Worry
13. Goodbye My Love
14. Can't Stop The Stars

Plants And Animals

The Jungle

    On the day Plants and Animals recorded the title track to their new album, it was one of those increasingly rare moments when everyone seemed to be watching the same thing at the same time. A judge was on trial. So they watched too, on somebody’s laptop in the front room of the building where the recording studio is. It was addictive and galling.

    When you walk into the studio itself, sound sucks down into nothing because the walls are carpeted and you’re reminded for a split second that a river of thoughts has been flowing through your mind your entire life. The din fades in again.

    They came to try and solve an old song that they had written for their last album but couldn’t get right. Warren punched a beat in on an 808. He picked up a bass, Nic picked up a guitar and they played the changes over it. Woody put down a motorik beat. Adèle Trottier-Rivard was with them that day. She sang and tried out different shakers running through Nic’s guitar pedals while he manipulated them in real time with his right hand while holding their baby in his left. Things fell into place. They wrote the words on the spot. The judge snaked his way in.

    Plants and Animals work on instinct. They’ve been playing together for 20 years, so they basically started as kids. They were a big part of the mid-’00s Montreal music renaissance, when you couldn’t walk through the neighbourhood at 4pm on a Tuesday without spilling your coffee on the fitted jeans of a who’s who. They ran around sweaty all night and blew bubbles from the roof over Parc Avenue when they finished their first album. They became known for a ferocious live show and still are. They have just finished their fifth album. They’re parents now, and have been so for long enough to move beyond euphoria into anxious realness and bigger love. The world is a different place than it used to be.

    “The Jungle” starts with electronic drums that sound like insects at night. A whole universe comes alive in the dark. It’s beautiful, complex and unsettling. Systematic and chaotic. All instinct, no plan. Voices taunt, “yeah yeah yeah.” This tangled time in which we find ourselves reflected back in shadows.

    Every song is such a landscape. The first one grinds to a halt and you become a kid looking out a car window at the moon, wondering how it’s still on your tail as you speed past a steady blur of trees. You watch a house go up in a yellow strobe that echoes the disco weirdness of Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer and David Bowie. You get pummelled by a rhythm then set free by a sudden change of scenery—the wind stops, clarity returns. You’re under a streetlight in Queens, soft-focus, slow motion, falling in love. You speak French now too, in case you didn’t already. Bienvenue.

    These are personal experiences made in a volatile world, and they reflect that world right back at us, even by accident. “House on Fire,” came from Warren’s haunting feeling that a friend who was taking too many sleeping pills might forget to turn his stove off. It was written before Greta Thunberg made the expression a rallying cry.

    There’s one song Nic sings to his teenage son who was dealing with climate change anxiety and drifting into uncharted independence. The band carries it out slowly together into a sweet blue horizon. Warren wrote the words to another shortly after losing his father. It’s about the things we inherit not necessarily being the things we want. In a broader sense, that’s where a lot of people find themselves right now.

    TRACK LISTING

    Side A
    1. The Jungle
    2. Love That Boy
    3. House On Fire
    4. Sacrifice

    Side B
    1. Get My Mind
    2. Le Queens
    3. In Your Eyes
    4. Bold

    Banshee

    Livin' In The Jungle

      Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to present the Napalm Blast that is the forthcoming new Banshee record – ‘Livin’ In The Jungle’.

      Hailing from Boston and blazing red hot cinders through your eyes Banshee channel widescreen, kick out the jams motherfuckers psyche-rock-a-rama with a singer doing his best to channel both Alice and Iggy. Yes they rock like crazy and play with the fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 and The Alice Cooper Group as they let their freak flag fly.

      On ‘Livin In The Jungle’ Banshee detonate over 11 tracks of pure diamond arrangements that will lay you out flat and have your head swirling from the whallop of the sleazy voodoo racket that Banshee have created. Informed in equal parts by the intensity of 60’s Detroit and The Alice Cooper Group and with a rhythmic underbelly the calls on in parts the funk explosion of WAR. From the opening Intro of ‘Genesis’ amid a barrage of bells, chimes jungle sounds and a group feeling the funk they lay straight into ‘The Law’ where without missing a beat and over a blast of guitar riffs, dive bombing bass lines, thunderous drums and a voice that spits out and caterwails with a vengeance you find Banshee freewheelin’ into what will become your favourite rock’n’roll LP for 2020. The engine has started and the whole record is executed at a breakneck pace that is a furious rollercoaster ride to sweet oblivion. On the final epic sprawl that is ‘Caged birds’ which starts out with a garage like Sister Ray bump’n’grind chug before descending into a glorious meltdown of fuzzed up wah wah guitars and glockenspiels before everything finally fades back into the jungle. ‘Livin In The Jungle’ is one rabid rock’n'roll animal of a record. 

      Various Artists

      Back To Mine - Jungle

        The iconic album series Back to Mine returns once again in 2019 with the first DJ mix compilation from world dominating indie-dance band Jungle, showcasing their personal tastes for the after-hours. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

        The collection includes an exclusive track from Jungle themselves and takes the listener on an eclectic musical journey. From 90s disco by Merle to more recent house tracks by Manuel Darquart and Drumtalk. Bristol DJ Admin provides the percussion heavy ‘Space Cadet’ and the irrepressible Mocky supplies good vibes on ‘How It Goes’. There’s sophisticated pop from The Marias and Sam Evian and there’s some spotlight for modern jazz with tracks by Kamaal Williams, Mansur Brown and BadBadNotGood featuring Kaytranada. There’s also room for some gospel influenced soul by The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY, lo-fi dream pop from Paul Cherry before ending with the always impressive HNNY.

        “When asked what genre of music we like or create we always answer explaining that we try not to hear music in genre but more in sonic and emotion, and if it feels good then it is good. By that merit, we have conjured a list of far-reaching tracks and brought them together to sit harmoniously on this Back to Mine mix. Put together mostly in the confines of our London based garden studio, where many a late night gathering has taken place, the mix makes its was through psych, Afro-beat, house and soul with some of our favourite tracks of the moment, Have fun and enjoy.” - Jungle

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Millie says: Jungle’s compilation is a close replica of what I’d include on my own selection of favourite songs featuring BadBadNotGood, Kaytranada, Sly5thAve and Mansur Brown. A fantastic mixture of contemporary jazz spins into broad horizons from house, soul and Afro-beat, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to genre inclusivity. Jungle include their very own exclusive track “Come Back A Different Day” which is drenched in electronic beats with their signature sleek vocals.

        TRACK LISTING

        LP
        A1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
        A2. Inflo - No Fear
        A3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
        A4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
        B1. Drumtalk - Red Haze
        B2. Admin - Space Cadet
        B3. Mocky - How It Goes
        B4. The Marías – Cariño
        C1. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
        C2. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
        C3. Sam Evian - Next To You
        C4. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
        C5. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
        D1. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
        D2. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
        D3. Sault - Masterpiece
        D4. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
        D5. HNNY - Sunday


        CD Tracklist - CD1 Mixed & CD2 Unmixed
        1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
        2. Inflo - No Fear
        3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
        4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
        5. Drumtalk - Red Haze
        6. Admin - Space Cadet
        7. Mocky - How It Goes
        8. The Marías – Cariño
        9. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
        10. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
        11. Sam Evian - Next To You
        12. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
        13. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
        14. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
        15. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
        16. Sault - Masterpiece
        17. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
        18. HNNY - Sunday
        *’Drumtalk - Red Haze’ Not Included On Unmixed CD*

        Jungle Brown

        Full Circle

          The second full-length LP from Jungle Brown, ‘Full Circle’, drops on Mr Bongo and features collaborations with Sampa The Great, Fliptrix (High Focus) and Terri Walker amongst other super-talents. The trio - Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones - have spent the last two years redefining soulful hip-hop - the sound is bigger, more thought-provoking, and it has matured with a rich soulful underpinning. They have also entered territories fans are yet to hear as they glide effortlessly over Tony Bones’ productions that introduce trap and house into their repertoire. The project is an eclectic array of their influences, twisted and blended together to create a ground-breaking release for UK music.

          TRACK LISTING

          Keep It Movin
          Wicked Ft Fliptrix
          Ikoja Ft Elde
          Huami Ft Terri Walker
          Sometimes Ft Ruby
          Wayside
          Time Ticks
          U&I
          We On Ft Sampa The Great
          Situationships Ft K. Waltz
          Custom Made Ft Ayo The Yung African Pioneer

          Reissue of a 1991 demo CD released by Clarence Séti. Multi-genre digital synth compositions possibly intended for a soundtrack. Some romper-jazz, funk, freeform minimalism, and whatever else you want to call it. Landing in a glorious sonic paradise previously visited by Art Of Noise, Repetentes 2008, Moon B, Laraaji and James Ferraro. A syncopated, new-age-funk masterpiece rich with exotica nuances and new world optimism. Check!

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Ceremony
          2. Relic Thief
          3. Metropolis
          4. Koloq’s Sanctuary
          5. Jaguar Warrior
          6 Disaster!
          7. Her Blue, Pink Me
          8. Don’t Do It Now
          9. Ball
          10. You’ve Been Wounded
          11 Priest’s Ritual
          12. Dawn Of Civilization

          New album from Jungle which follows on from 2014's award winning and acclaimed debut album. Jungle highlighted the aspirational sound of young London at a turbulent time in the city's history. Shunning the dark, claustrophobic sound of grime, or the frenetic, inhuman electronics of (ironically) jungle or its many mutations; for a much sunnier, dare-I-say friendlier sound, indebted to soul and pop music.

          Masterminded by Josh 'J' Lloyd-Watson and Tom 'T' McFarland, a production and multi-instrumentalist duo who never expected to leave their bedroom studios, far less become the core of a talent-filled seven-strong collective that morphed into a killer live outfit. "Jungle" garnered rave reviews, untold amounts of hype and a Mercury Music Prize nomination; Noel Gallagher declared the album 'fucking amazing' and it achieved half a million sales.

          "For Ever" follows up with a lot of prove. Less dreamy and more direct, it's 'inspired by real life experiences of places they've always dreamed of'. Swapping Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills, J and T set up camp in Los Angeles to write and record the album. Over time however, their romanticization of The Californian Dream clashed with the reality of actually living it, the feeling of being adrift on the West Coast compounded by the collapse of long-term relationships. Returning home to London, they teamed up with highly regarded young producer Inflo where they sought to create a 'post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs', whittling down loads of ideas this concept spawned into the core 13 tracks you have before you. "For Ever" is for real, deeper and higher, more intimate and more expansive, feel-good and, just occasionally, feel-bad. It is, then, a proper second album and solidify Jungle as a true UK talent to cherish.


          TRACK LISTING

          1. Smile
          2. Heavy, California
          3. Beat 54 (All Good Now)
          4. Cherry
          5. Happy Man
          6. Casio
          7. Mama Oh No
          8. House In LA
          9. Give Over
          10. Cosurmyne
          11. Home
          12. (More And More) It Ain’t Easy
          13. Pray

          Jungle

          Heavy, California / Cherry

            New single by London based soul collective, Jungle. Radiant, shimmering and golden voiced, their songs possess a catchy, mainstream appeal yet are light years ahead of the pop market - with technologically advanced production galvanzing much of their tunes in much the same way The XX seems like love songs beams from the future.

            "Heavy, California" and "Cherry" epitomizes this ethos, with the former quicker paced and primed for excitement singing about the graces of the Golden State while the latter is slower, playful and tantric, with Lloyd-Watson & McFarland's delicate falsetto sounding in fine form. Killer stuff from one of the hottest acts on the scene right now.  

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Millie says: We’ve being spoilt here by Jungle, another release!! We’re all in anticipation for the new album ‘For Ever’ due out next month. They are a Piccadilly favourite here, catchy and drenched in synth drops to die for. So good.

            Jungle

            Happy Man

              Jungle return with a set of new songs, each showcasing a very different side of their sound.

              AA-sided single cuts 'Happy Man' and 'House In LA' are the first tracks to be revealed from Jungle's forthcoming second album which was recorded in London; J and T describe it as "a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”.

              If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, their new record captures the landscapes they had so often dreamed of. To write and record the new album, J and T swapped Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills. Their romanticization of The California Dream clashed with the reality of living it—although the experience led them back home to London to finish the album, the journey itself ultimately defining the music it produced.

              'Happy Man' sees the band visiting themes of disenfranchised youth in an era where the dreams of the Baby Boomers are out of reach for a younger generation (lyrical terrain previously explored in Jungle's crossover anthem 'Busy Earnin’).

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Millie says: Jungle’s new sound is irresistibly good, the lyrics and rhythm are pure goodness and oh so catchy. They’ve come a long way since their self-titled album nearly four years ago (!!) and it’s good to have them back.

              King Tubby

              Concrete Jungle Dub (feat. Riley All Stars)

                Take heed dub fans! Rare-as-hen's-teeth, 1976 dub album, considered by many to be one of the holy grails of the genre and certainly a high watermark in both Winston Riley and King Tubby's catalogue. Consisting of robust Techniques rhythms, produced by Winston before being dismantled and reconstructed by King Tubby, it was originally released as an edition of only 300, making it one of the most sought after trad dub albums in history!

                Re-issued with all the love and care we've come to expect from Dub Store, Japan, this is a truly breathtaking set, showing just how pioneering Winston and Tubby where - laying down the foundations for another 40 years of dub. Recording and mixing techniques used here make the vinyl sound years, if not dimensions ahead of its time; the hats fizz and crackle, the bass booms and rumbles and delicate tape delays gust around the recesses; vinyl never breathed so heavily until now! It's perfect in every way - don't delay!


                The Playground offers up its 9th release to date with honorary Ozzy (now via Berlin, Amsterdam AND London - phew) - Inkswel. This self-confessed drum machine obsessive (and former B-Boy) takes on the task of laying down 4 future-boogie jams on this up and coming label, aided and abetted by Henri Le Blanc, Sven Atterton & Man Made Mountain. "Visions Of Life" features Sven Atterton and is a lively number; soft keys and weaving B-line complimenting a whole manner of vintage drum boxes while glistening chords twinkle through the mix. "Patchouli & Nag Champa" slows things down for some proper smoochy, leftfield boogie. Squelchy synths, mystic leads and flurries of synth-sax are the main motifs of this intriguing soul nugget; full of radiance and intrigue until the very last beat. "All The Way Live" features Henri Le Blanc and veers off towards a slightly more housey direction. A huge, low-slung bass rolling around the low frequencies as clipped drums and warped melodies fight for dominance in other areas of the mix. Inkswel adds the icing on the cake in the form of a spoken word section of cultural observation - noting that most people in the current scene don't want to have random sex with strangers, instead a more conservative, let's get to know each other first system seems to prevail (!!!). Finally, "Pot Liquor Revisited" relives Inkswel's B-boy days as him and rapper Man Made Mountain collaborate on some proper street ready hip-hop. Well programmed beats, a really strong vocal and jazzy, crate dug instrumentation put this up there with Q-Tip and Dilated Peoples - an authentic slice of retroist rap music executed with aplomb! Wonderful stuff here from Inkswell - most recommended. 

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Visions Of The Life
                A2. Patchouli & Nag Champa
                B1. All The Way Live Feat. Henri Le Blanc
                B2. Pot Liquor Revisited Feat. Man Made Mountain

                Mercury Rev

                Yerself Is Steam - Reissue

                  Mercury Rev, led by Jonathon Donohue, stunned the world with their debut album ‘Yerself Is Steam’ on Mint Films/Jungle Records in ‘91. Famed for their quirky, haunting, and unique songs, they are beyond easy categories. They built on their reputation with 2 more albums ‘Boces’ and ‘See You On The Other Side’ on Beggars Banquet plus tours of UK, Europe and USA, then in 1998 ‘Deserter’s Songs’ on V2 achieved massive ‘Album Of The Year’ critical acclaim, followed by ‘All Is Dream’ and ‘The Secret Migration’. Regular features in publications such as NME, THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, UNCUT, MOJO, etc, always refer to this landmark ‘Yerself Is Steam’ album.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Andy says: "Chasing A Bee" and "Frittering" are two of Mercury Rev's greatest ever songs, still, after all this time.

                  Various Artists

                  Jungle Exotica! Volume One - Remastered Edition

                    FULLY re-recorded and REMASTERED double-lp exotic deluxe GATEFOLD edition with TONS of extra cuts and bee- yoot new art!

                    This series takes the debauchery of "LAS VEGAS GRIND" into Exotic Asia, the Deserts, and the Jungle! Bongos, ape-noises, fake-oriental chants, and maracas galore.

                    Truly bizarre and ridiculous attempts at "Exotica" by crazed, obscure, one-shot Rock ´n´Roll (?) combos of the late-50´s/early 60´s... 

                    Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern alt-soul-pop that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal.

                    Debuting on Chess Club 45 with ''Platoon' and 'The Heat' back in 2013, Jungle gained instant praise for their seductive sounds and equally mesmeric videos of a breakdancing child and rollerskating duo. Minus the striking visuals Jungle are just as impressive with a delicate yet immediate music that brings to mind the likes of Prince, the Bee Gees, The xx, Bon Iver, Portishead, krautrock, Curtis Mayfield, ELO, P-Funk, MGMT psychedelia, Disclosure and more, all fed into the Junglist blender creating a refreshing soul-pop smoothie. Now signed to XL Recordings the duo / septet's debut long player looks set to be the crossover album of summer 2014.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. The Heat
                    2. Accelerate
                    3. Busy Earnin’
                    4. Platoon
                    5. Drops
                    6. Time
                    7. Smoking Pixels
                    8. Julia
                    9. Crumbler
                    10. Son Of A Gun
                    11. Lucky I Got What I Want
                    12. Lemonade Lake

                    The delightful Fair Ohs release their second full length, Jungle Cats. Inspired by trips to North Africa, the lost music of forgotten tribes, San Francisco psych, James Brown’s unequalled dedication to the Holy Groove and Carlos f**kin’ Santana; Jungle Cats is a record to seduce to.

                    Fair Ohs formed four years ago in a haze of beer-soaked free love party-vibes. Eddy, Joe and Matt came together like young romantics, vowing to show everyone the meaning of true love. The years that followed the consummation of their musical marriage on that hot summer’s day saw them release a series of 7″ singles and cassettes – some shared with the likes of Women, Male Bonding, and Cold Pumas – that made people like Pitchfork say “hey, these guys are A-OK!”. But no one was prepared for the earth shattering power of debut album Everything Is Dancing. A record so inventive and hip-shakingly awesome that fans and critics alike regularly begged them for locks of hair, sweat-drenched t-shirts and babies. But Fair Ohs gave them nothing, the music was the gift they shared, not their love.

                    Everything Is Dancing was the sound of East African guitar music colliding with Indian ragas and Cuban rhythms in the hands of three shirtless London punk virtuosos. And it was rad. They toured after that, playing to the braying masses. All furious and drunk and hypnotic, they bewitched Europe and Great Britain, casting their magical musical spell in the tiniest of dives and the most sun soaked of festivals. But then they rested, and waited, and created. Setting the ‘desert vibe’ tone from opener Green Apple Milk – full of crackling, dusty Ethiopian jazz samples and three-part saxophone harmonies that eventually descend into a slow and psychedelic Santana and Earth-inspired desert trip – and featuring 2012’s ‘Salt Flats’ albeit a new far jazzier version of the hit flexi single - this is a record to be naked to…. A record to dance all night with your crush to…. An endless fiesta that Lionel Richie promised, but never delivered.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Green Apple Milk
                    2. Citric Placid
                    3. Mayan Flex
                    4. Sleep
                    5. Panama Red Jets
                    6. Ya Mustafa
                    7. Silver Jade Mountain
                    8. Cayman Brac
                    9. Salt Flats
                    10. Mountain Bombs

                    The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

                    Raw Deal

                      Hillbilly Moon Explosion are a revered Anglo-Swiss-Italian outfit based in Zurich. Fronted by English exile slap-bassist and vocalist Oliver Baroni and Italian/Swiss songstress Emanuela Hutter, immaculately backed by English guitarist Duncan James and Swiss drummer Luke ‘The Puke’ Weyerman, they unashamedly celebrate their retro rock and pop roots.

                      Now ‘Raw Deal’ brings highlights from their first three albums, released in the UK on vinyl LP and CD to coincide with the live dates.

                      The Only Ones

                      The Big Sleep

                        "The Big Sleep" was recorded live in Europe and is heard in a perfect stereo, multi-track recording (produced by John Perry) and includes five songs not heard as live versions before.

                        Various Artists

                        Salt In The Wound

                          The "Stop The War" Coalition single (with all proceeds going to them) includes "Allah Save Queens" by Carpet Bombers For Peace, whose line up includes members of Chumbawumba, The Adverts' TV Smith, Lemn Sissay and Jello Biafra.


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                          Congratulations to Joanne who won one of only 10 hand painted versions of the new album from @porridgeradio ‘Waters… https://t.co/4bfulxDQm9
                          Fri 20th - 11:12
                          Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou - thank you for the music, Vangelis. 1943 - 2022 https://t.co/kUjR6UPsl0
                          Fri 20th - 8:23
                          Weekly New Release Mailout - https://t.co/4lm6opSQbL Beach House, RBCF, Porridge Radio, Daniel Villareal, Soak, E… https://t.co/TukggbvPud
                          Thu 19th - 5:00
                          Proper, labour of love, archival electronics project from Stockport's All Night Flight BACK IN STOCK: Interactive M… https://t.co/kU4XprkHJ6
                          Thu 19th - 1:36
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