Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The 2015/1967 Countdown - 10/11/2016 Update

Yesterday, we listened to an all-time soul standard from 1967.

Today, we take a look at a UK retro-soul act, Jungle, that's giving soul music a genuinely fresh twist.

Another standout at the 2015 Coachella fest whom we originally profiled, like fellow countrymen Royal Blood, in our 2014 mix collection, Jungle is a calculatedly mysterious band (for a while known  just by their first initials and only showing dancers, not band members, in their videos) whose sonic anchor in unusual, digitally sampled atmospherics and four-part group vocals generates a hazy, loose soul vibe that warmly recalls classic early 70s soul while nonetheless sounding completely unique to this era.

Time, from their excellent 2014 self-titled debut, was without question the standout single-song performance of their Coachella set, and is hence the band's representative track on our 2015 Coachella Starters mix.

Here's a fan captured video from that show.

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