Jung Collective - Prefab Trad EP
Jung Collective - Prefab Trad EP
(7") Nanny Tango NT5, 2006-03-31
We have been waiting a long time for those tracks to come out. Precedent releases could be found on Leaf, Soul Jazz or Tru Thoughts labels, among others, under many different guises and names. After a small hiatus (launching new label Nanny Tango) The Jung Collective is now back with not one but TWO new singles, available on very limited edition phat-sounding 7 inches!! And there's even a Flevans remix in the lot!!!
That's what I call good news...
Let's start with the B-side, "Disappear", with an original version available only as a mp3 download on Nanny Tango's website. Don't hesitate to spend a few minutes of your over-sollicitated time to some worldwide beats and breaks, distorded cinematic horn riffs, free solos - in short a nice piece of full-tripping future funk! Then you could think about buying the 7inch with the remixes: a dark drum'n'ambient strings'n'noises one signed by Codetripper (you could say 'abstract hip hop'), and a breakbeats'n'afrofunk soulful one by Richard E.
Really a nice and progressive coupling of tracks for all kinds of compilations, mixes and radio shows, in the vein of the recent outburst of post-breakbeat in the UK (thanks to Tru Thoughts leading the pack).
Then there's the "Prefad Trad" on the A-side, which is destined to become a fast favorite of all crazy music lovers like Mr Scruff, Treva Whateva, Andy Votel, etc. (myself included). Connoisseurs would even say this is pure Brighton power! This is nu-funk for people who love the old funk, 100% coolness for all the jazz dancers that are slowly reappearing on the dancelfoors, on a worldwide scale. So what about the Flevans remix then? It's a storming winner, once again. Flevans goes all Flatbeatesque on a heavy disco groove and we can't help but smile with all our teeths. Don't miss this single! You've been warned!!
A1. Jung Collective - Prefab Trad (Original)
A2. Jung Collective - Prefab Trad (Flevans Remix)
B1. Jung Collective - Disappear (Codetripper Remix)
B2. Jung Collective - Disappear (Richard E Remix)
Press Release :
JUNG COLLECTIVE return with a mind blowing EP of electronics, funk & accomplished instrumentation. The organic improvisations & edgy, digital beats of Prefab Trad & Disappear see a welcome return to the eclectic jazz sound Jung Collective pioneered on their acclaimed 'Anoraknophobe' album in the late 1990's. Since then Jung Collective have recorded for some of the UK's most respected independent labels including Tru Thoughts, Soul Jazz & The Leaf Label whilst remaining fiercely independent in style & approach.
DISAPPEAR is a warped, jazz-funk meltdown. Like Miles Davis jamming with Cameo then remixed by Cabaret Voltaire or Mantronix, with mambo, hip hop, jazz, easy listening, dub & electro vibes all informing the groove. Featuring new band member Stuart Henderson on trumpet & flugel horn, Joe Becket on percussion and Alan Gubby on double bass. Plus a grimey, digital rework by CODETRIPPER (Martin Franklin from ambient pioneers TUU) & an abstract afro mix by RICHARD E that really does take you Further Out!
***the original version of DISAPPEAR is only available as an MP3 download at www.nannytango.com & not included on the 7"***
PREFAB TRAD is a very 'Brighton' sounding jazz groove, originally intended for release in 2002 when Jung Collective recorded for the Tru Thoughts label. We felt it worth dusting down and showing how Jung Collective were early contributors to the now established nu-funk scene. Just to emphasise the point, there's a full-on car chase remix by another Tru Thoughts act – the mighty FLEVANS.
As with all Nanny Tango 7"s, copies are limited editions (500) & specially packaged with transparent 'Prefab' inserts of environmentally friendly, prefabricated housing designs by the Canadian architect Lloyd Alter.