Jungle By Night - The Hunt (CD/LP, Kindred Spirits, 2014)
As we were saying a few months ago, the meeting between Jungle By Night and Californian psychedelic producer The Gaslamp Killer rocked the world of the young Afrobeat band from the Netherlands. Their live show is now more focused and entrancing, while still unleashing energetic exuberance, and their latest album hasn't left the neighbouring of Paris Djs' turntable for weeks now. Those guys really are the next generation of Afrobeat. Checkout the standout track opening the B-side of the LP, 'Attila' as soon as possible if you haven't already, this is a HUGE instrumental Afro/Disco/Rock party tune you don't want to not have heard!!
Jungle By Night - The Hunt
(CD/LP) Kindred Spirits KS045, 2014-02-20
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Press Release :
After two successful albums Jungle by Night releases ‘The Hunt’. New album and new sounds!!
Jungle by Night consists of nine young lads from Amsterdam who use their musical upbringing, taste, backgrounds and unstoppable eagerness to produce a unique blend of musical styles.,. The nine souls in Jungle by Night were acquainted through school, street and family bonds. A couple of years ago, the group seemed to be infected with a love for raw Africa oriented funk and retreated into the rehearsal studio. The band was invited to perform as the opening act at concerts of Mayer Hawthorne and The Roots & John Legend. They were guests in Paris at shows of musical godfathers Mulatu Astatke and Orchestre Poly-Ritmo de Cotonou and invited Seun Kuti and Tony Allen to their own Felabration festival in Amsterdam!
There wasn’t a festival organizer unimpressed by Jungle by Night, so they were basically invited to all! Regardless if the festival was world music oriented like Music Meeting Nijmegen or Pole Pole Ghent, dance festivals like Pitch, major rock-events such as Lowlands or Sziget or Jazz minded like North Sea Jazz or Istanbul.
Jungle by Night does not set any musical boundaries, the possibilities are infinite. The band members have individual interest and tastes in music. One likes psychedelic rock, others listen to hip hop and all lot of jazz, yet others get their kicks from reggae, latin and rock. All influences dwell down to the musical palette of Jungle by Night. “It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it with passion and soul,” thus Jungle by Night.
Jungle by Night is :
Pieter van Exter - tenor sax
Ko Zandvliet - trombone
Bo Floor - trompet
Jac van Exter - guitar
Pyke Pasman - keyboards
Peter Peskens - bass
Sonny Groeneveld - drums
Tienson Smeets - Djembe
Gino Groeneveld - congas
Some quotes of fellow-artists :
Seun Kuti ‘Afro-beat to that level is just wonderful and impressive.’
Tony Allen ‘The evolution of Afrobeat’
The Gaslamp Killer ‘Fucking Crazy Shit’