Conceived as a one-off Afro Latin Funk Jam between friends in 2011, Los Angeles’ JUNGLE FIRE has quickly and steadily become an explosive 10-piece Tropi-Funk juggernaut lighting up sold out dance floors and music festivals in several continents. Since the release of their initial 7” singles on the Ohio-based Colemine Records through the reelase of their full-length debut LP “Tropiscoso” via Los Angeles’ Nacional Records. JUNGLE FIRE’s unique blend of deep funk, west african dance music and Afro-Caribbean rhythms has been a favorite of well known DJ’s and taste makers worldwide, including the likes of Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson (BBC), teh Paris DJ’s (France), Rich Medina, Cut Chemist, and NPR, to name a few. Juno Records (UK) has summed up the bands live show experience by stating: “Few bands live up to their name in the way JUNGLE FIRE do; fusing Cumbia, Afrobeat, and trad funk, each JUNGLE FIRE jam blazes the floor with real power”. Consisting of musicians who have played, recorded and/or toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, Del the Funky Homosapien, Syl Johnson, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem, U2 and Kelis among many others, their sound is a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of the city they call home; a highly explosive musical cocktail ready to ignite loves of funk music worldwide!
The Jungle Fire sound digs deep into afro/latin funk with an approach that is both authentic and highly explosive! Comprised of musicians from the Los Angeles region, Jungle Fire pulls it’s influences from such legends as Ray Camacho, Enrique Lynch, Ray Barretto, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango, creating a melting pot of afro-cuban rhythms, break-beats and 70′s inspired funk. This album was recorded at the Belly Up on March 7th 2014 as Jungle Fire played as support to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The band delivered an energetic set that was nothing short of fire.
Total Play Time: Approx. 28 Minutes