If you’ve enjoyed their music and videos, you’ll get a chance to see how they present themselves in a live setting when Jungle will be coming to the United States in March for a small handful of shows, including a one week stop in Austin, Texas at SXSW:
March 8, 2014… New York, NY (Rough Trade)
March 9, 2014… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
March 10-16, 2014… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 17, 2014… Los Angeles (The Echo)
It doesn’t have to be Saturday in order for anyone to slap on a pair of rollerskates, and that’s what Jungle did for their superfresh and stylin’ video for the song “The Heat”, which is very much on and of the moment. Is it on the streets? Oooh hooo it is. The song will be released in the U.S. on October 21st as part of an EP on B3SCI Records (pre-orders available here
), while the UK will take the track and have it made available as a double A-side single on the Chess Club label. Your move.
London’s Jungle have a new song called “The Heat”, and this one sounds like it could be about the stress of the world via metaphor, or warm temperatures that may be unbearable. It could be a bit of both. The song will be released on October 21st, UK/European residents can pre-order it through Rough Trade while those in North American can do it through B3SCI Records.
The duo have a small handful of shows scheduled for October, show some support their way:
October 10… Manchester, UK (The Roundhouse)
October 17… Brighton, UK (Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar)
October 24… Leeds, UK (Belgrave Music Hall)
October 31… Sheffield, UK (The Harley)
are a duo out of London who make some nice music for the clubs, pubs, and basements and after releasing a single earlier this summer, an EP on B3SCI/Chess Club will materialize on the 21st of October. It’s called The Heat EP
, and will feature two new songs (“The Heat” and “Lucky I Got What I Want”) and the previously released “Drops” and “Platoon”, which has now been turned into a video. The young girl in the video who is displaying the dance moves is named Terra, and seems to currently represent the sound that Jungle are trying to convey
Mochipet is apparently a fan of the film Pacific Rim, enough to where it influenced to put together a new song called “Kaiju Pet”. He said that he wasn’t a fan of the soundtrack, so he decided to create his own soundtrack of sorts. This is what happened. Good job, Mochipet.
Hearing about a release by Congo Natty, I wanted to check it out since I’m into a bit of jungle. Reading the bio, I was surprised to discover that this guy is someone I knew of in 1990 as Rebel MC, creator of the track “Rebel Music”. I knew Rebel MC had done one or two more songs before fading out of my scope. I had heard of Congo Natty before but was not aware that he and Rebel MC were one and the same, and on top of that, he has released music under a number of other names. This means I have a lot to catch up, but for now, my focus is on Congo Natty.
If you were a fan of the jungle movement from England in the mid to late 90’s, you’ll be happy to know that Congo Natty continues up with the vibe by pumping some incredible sounds that is sure to move dance floors and cause it to melt, including tracks like “UK Allstars” and “Get Ready”, with the kind of Daddy Freddy-style toasts that is sure to make everyone smile. “Revolution” is neck deep in the reggae dub stylee, where entering its mentality will lead to much deeper mentalities of the smokey variety. “Jah Warriors” has that jungle beat but also is a slight throw back to the days of hip-house, while keeping in hints of reggae and ska.
Essentially, Jungle Revolution (Big Dada) not only celebrates the majesty of jungle, but also the influence of the many offshoots and sub-genres England has helped to create in the last 25 years or so, where one style of music coming in helped to spawn 20, 40, or 200 others. Congo Natty has chosen to create this music under this moniker, but regardless of what name he uses, it is a part of the moving musical capsule that allows him to move forward with subtle hints of the past, along with powerful lyrical wisdom, in order to keep it going for the next generations,