Coronavirus update: View cancelled events here

Record Press: Jungle By Night

See what five records Amsterdam 9-piece Jungle By Night are digging at the moment ahead of a UK visit.

Ben Smith

Date published: 6th Jul 2016

Image: Jungle By Night 

Jungle By Night are a nine-piece afrobeat outfit from who have funk in abundance. Formed in Amsterdam in 2010, they have played with and caught the attention of a wide variety of revered artists: the likes of Ebo Taylor, Mulatu Astatke and Tony Allen respectively.

They return to the UK this month after a triumphant Glastonbury debut, on the back of the success of their new album The Traveller, which topped vinyl charts in the Netherlands last month. Ahead of their Band on the Wall show on Thursday 21st July, the band picked five current favourite albums for your listening pleasure.

Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics 'Inspiration Information 3'

This album is already 7 years old but is still a fascinating album.The Heliocentrics and Mulatu bring out the best in each other.

The Gaslamp Killer 'Breakthrough'

Band On The Wall tickets

We met the Gaslamp Killer a couple of years ago at a festival and we both loved each others music. We did a studio project together where we covered a Black Sabbath track and named it 'brass sabbath'. His album is also full of weird breaks and especially 'Nissim' is a great track. 

William Onyeabor 'Who's William Onyeabor?'

This mysterious Nigerian producer has been put back on the map by the Atomic Bomb! band. A super group performing the almost forgotten tracks. The synths have a leading role in Onyeabor's music. For 'The Traveller', synthesizer has been given a large role as well. 

Philip Glass 'Koyaanisqatsi'

Find Band On The Wall tickets

A friend of the band introduced us as a project with the aim to gradually shift from afrobeat to minimal music in eight steps. The traveller is exactly half way according to him. I don't think we want to reach step 8, but this album contains elements from minimal music - for instance at the end of the first track 'King Fisher'. 

Various Artists Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics

The Turkish music from the 70's is irresistible. It is funky, psychedelic and very layered music-wise. Many great Turkish artists contributed to this movement such as Selda, Baris Manco and Erdin Koray. This compilation album comprehends some of the best songs, although there is plenty more to discover.

Jungle By Night play at Band On The Wall on Thursday 21st July - tickets available via the box below. 

Like this? Try our interview with Moon Hooch: Cave music is wild and primal 

Upcoming Events At Band On The Wall, Manchester

Here are the next 4 upcoming events At Band On The Wall, Manchester

Amp Fiddler
×

Amp Fiddler

This event has been Cancelled

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Friday 28th Aug

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 10

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

Amp Fiddler‘s credentials are the best in the game: he introduced J Dilla to the MPC and then ...

A Live Jazz Band Playing the Music of Erykah Badu
×

A Live Jazz Band Playing the Music of Erykah Badu

This event has been Cancelled

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Thursday 3rd Sep

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 10

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

After rocking Band on the Wall with arrangements of Missy Elliott, jazz group BackTracked return to...

Dreadzone

Dreadzone

Band On The Wall, Manchester

11th September

i
×

Dreadzone

This event has been Postponed until 1st Oct 2021

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Friday 11th Sep

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 10

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Drea...

Slum Village x Abstract Orchestra
×

Slum Village x Abstract Orchestra

This event has been Cancelled

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Saturday 12th Sep

8:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 10

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

Abstract Orchestra return to Band on the Wall for another huge night of hip-hop, teaming up with leg...