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Jungle Fire - Tropicoso (CD/LP, Nacional, 2014)

Jungle Fire Tropicoso

After two 45s on Colemine Records and one of remixes on Paris DJs, our friendly afro-latin-funksters from L.A. Jungle Fire are finally putting out their first album, 'Tropicoso', to be released on Nacional Records on september 30th. Starting with 3 of their killer singles sides, Comencemos (Let's Start), their irresistible latin-funk spin on a Fela Kuti tune, Tokuta, a fantastic afro-latin burner full of amazing breaks, and Firewalker, an unstoppable piece of afro-disco previously licenced for Paris DJs' 'We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind compilation. At that point you already know this album is gonna be a scorcher! Then come the new tunes… Tropicoso and 'Culebro' are pure deep latin-soul, in a Brownout meets The Cactus Channel stylee. The kind you play on repeat, the kind you can put in so many playlists, those are instant classics. The dancefloor disco-funk beat of 'Village Hustle' which follows should finish to convert anyone still having doubts on whether to buy this album on vinyl or not. After the beautiful afro-cumbia funk-jazz travels of 'Chalupa', already released on 45, comes 'Snake Pit', a marvelous piece of Jamaican soul with a cinematographic Californian vibe. The LP then concludes with 'Los Feligreses', a cover of Cuban pianist Luis Santi on some uptempo heavy afrofunk latin b-boy bizness tip! 9 smashing tunes, 2 interludes, no filler, and mostly highly explosive, with a front cover photo of palm leaves taken by B+, founder of Mochilla in Stephen Marley's backyard. Buy two copies!

Jungle Fire Tropicoso
Jungle Fire - Tropicoso
(CD/LP) Nacional Records, 2014-09-30

Tracklisting :
01. Rompecuero (Intro) 1:02
02. Comencemos (Let's Start) 2:32
03. Tokuta 3:00
04. Firewalker 3:53
05. Tropicoso 3:18
06. Culebro 3:54
07. La Mano 0:45
08. Village Hustle 4:00
09. Chalupa 4:43
10. Snake Pit 4:06

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