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    5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the Paris DJs Soundsystem gang of curators.
     
    Contains 5 "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" CDs in carboard sleeve :
    - Vol.1 - Dis Is Good For You
    - Vol.2 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind
    - Vol.3 - Rise Of The Troubadours Warriors
    - Vol.4 - Have you Ever Been To Electric Afroland ?
    - Vol.5 - A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
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about

These young Netherlands cats have been making waves in the current afrobeat scene with lots of gigs, festivals, singles and EP releases, even getting knighthood recognition from Tony Allen or Chief Udoh Essiet (respectively drummer and percussionist of Fela Kuti)… After their 7-track mini-album, Jungle By Night have finally released their first full-length album, Hidden, through Kindred Spirits / Rush Hour Distribution, delving deeper into a sound they're really making their own. Expect indeed more than neo-retro afrobeat here, the Dutch lads are nom implementing Malian soul, djembe rhythms from Senegal, Gamelan tones, Jazz or Funk elements and even some Rock attitude into their cooking. Yep, 'cooking', and not 'recipe', because there's no used formula here. After 2 years of touring, the band seems to have settled for its own mesmerizing sound, the musicians are now interacting with each other like the coolest jambands from the US, blending styles with ease - the ethio-jazz/rock of the single 'Ethiopino" featured in this compilation being a perfect example.

About Jungle By Night :
Jungle By Night consists of nine young lads from Amsterdam who use their musical upbringing, taste, backgrounds and unstoppable eagerness to produce a unique mix of Afrobeat, Ethiojazz, funk, dub and rock. The nine souls in Jungle by Night were acquainted through school, street and family bonds. Two years ago, the group seemed to be infected with a love for raw Africa oriented funk and retreated into the rehearsal studio. On a small outdoor festival in Amsterdam, a spark lit and hasn’t gone out so far. 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, Orchestre Poly-Ritmo de Cotonou on holy Fela-ground. Former members of Fela Kuti’s backing band witnessed Jungle by Night play and had instant admiration for the young men. “At the end of the night they called us ‘the future of afrobeat’. Their words felt like a true blessing.’

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from We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol​.​2, released May 9, 2013
Composed by Jungle By Night
Pieter Van Exter - saxophone; Jac Van Exter - guitar; Pyke Pasman - keys; Bo Floor - trumpet; Ko Zandvliet - trombone; Tienson Smeets - djembe; Gino Groeneveld - percussion; Sonny Groeneveld - drums; Younes Van Tool - bass

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