Jungle Fire – Tropicoso - 2014 Afro Latin Funk - Ltd. Pink with Black Splatter Vinyl - Sealed LP
Jungle Fire - Tropicoso
Label: Nacional Records – NCL 20126LP
Series: Ten Bands One Cause
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Pink w/ Black Splatter
Pink vinyl reissued for the “Ten Bands” cause benefitting the Red Door Community cancer support charity organization.
Released: Dec 2022
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Afrobeat, Funk
A1 Rompecuero (Intro)
A2 Comencemos (Let's Start)
B1 La Mano (Interlude)
B2 Village Hustle
B4 Snake Pit
B5 Los Feligreses
"Jungle Fire has set themselves apart by drawing on influences like Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, Ray Camacho & The Teardrops, Joe Bataan, and Nico Gomez. The multicultural musical union is one of the most exciting developments in what had become a very staid funk/soul scene. That exuberance and enthusiasm can be felt across the eleven tracks that make up Tropicoso.With Tropicoso, Jungle Fire has accomplished the rare feat of releasing a debut record that lives up to the fire present in their live shows." (AquariumDrunkard)
After a short percussion intro, the album kicks off, appropriately enough, with “Comencemos (Let’s Start)”. Originally a Fela Kuti tune, Jungle Fire’s version is based on the cover by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes. Covers are hard enough to pull off. Covering a definitive version of a legendary song by a legendary artist seems, to me, an insurmountable task. Yet, Jungle Fire do it and do it well. “Firewalker” is a tune tailor made for the dancefloor. Fuzz guitar collides with four on the floor disco and Afro/Latin percussion to create one of the heaviest club tracks I’ve heard in years. Even on more subdued selections like the title track, “Tropicoso”, and “Snake Pit” the focus and energy never waiver.
|Color||Black, Pink, Splatter|
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