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Jungle are a hip, retro-disco/soul duo from the UK. A band that has been featured on Tea Time with Jon Williams and also nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize.

The band’s album is titled Jungle. Their feature cut is called “Busy Earnin'” and its a a fun retro-soul cut with a modern electronic edge. The band says in Cult Montreal that they basically sample their own music!

“There’s no software stuff on there. It’s pretty much all live audio recording, but manipulated in order to sound electronic. There are synths on there, but warm analogue ones. Most of the album was recorded that way, and then re-sampled. We wanted a record that sounded like it was sampled, but to not have to lift samples from other people. So everything was made by us, and it was inspired somewhat by Kanye West, strange as it sounds. We thought about “Touch the Sky,” but wondered how it could be done without sampling one of the best horn and string riffs ever written. You can’t beat it. How can we create something that sounds modern and sampled, but will still sound familiar to people?”

Talking more specifically of the single “Busy Earnin’,” ““Busy Earnin’” started as a seven-minute psychedelic track. It was a funky jam without a structure, and we took the horns and started playing around with looping it.”

Go with yourself.

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The Kooks deliver a new record on September 1st called Listen. NME had a chance to hear 5 new songs earlier in may when The Kooks performed at Liverpool Sound City.  NME said the new songs are “a less anthemic, more minimal, jagged sound.”

The NME article also talked about some other performances at Liverpool Sound City including a band called Jungle.  let’s check out their 2013 electric soul jammer, “Platoon.”

Go with yourself.

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