We’ve already heard John Talabot’s excellent ‘Loud Synths Reconstruction‘ of “Loud Places”, featuring his fellow the xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. The London producer has released a remix EP, featuring five reinterpretations by the likes of John Talabot, Tessela, Barnt, Matthew Herbert and Special Request (aka Paul Woolford) under his guise. Still waiting for Talabot’s great dub version to come out..
The EP is out now digitally on Young Turks, with a physical edition to come out in October. Buy it here.
Jungle have today premiered two brand new remixes. Special Request and Zomby have stepped up to deliver incredible mixes of ‘Busy Earnin’’ and ‘The Heat’ respectively, both of which are taken from Jungle’s acclaimed eponymous debut album on XL Recordings.
The remixes mark the release of a Deluxe Edition of Jungle’s acclaimed debut album, which is available to buy here and features both remixes in addition to a host of additional material.
Described by Q magazine as a “brilliant, joyous, unsettling debut” and by NME as “the pop-art album of the summer”, Jungle’s debut album was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize before featuring in many end-of-year ‘best of’ lists including Time Out, Clash, NME, Amazon, Rough Trade Shops and Q. Jungle were also nominated for ‘British Artist Of The Year’ at the BBC Music Awards, named iTunes’ ‘Best New Alternative Artist Of 2014’ and featured as one of Spotify’s ‘Top 5 Breakthrough Artists’. They then rounded off 2014 with a show-stopping US TV performance on the Tonight With Seth Myers show, which can be seen here.
2015 will also see Jungle play their biggest ever headline show – at London’s 5000 capacity Brixton Academy on 3rd June. The show – along with a newly announced gig at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy – follows a fully sold out UK tour through February and March. The band have also been confirmed to perform at this year’s Coachella festival, as well as Primavera, Ibiza Rocks, Bestival, Croatia Rocks, T In The Park, Rock en Seine and the Secret Garden Party, with more festival dates to be announced soon.
JUNGLE 2015 UK HEADLINE SHOWS
Tuesday 2nd June Bournemouth O2 Academy
Wednesday 3rd June London Brixton Academy
For all Jungle live shows, head here.
Following the release of the official video of George FitzGerald‘s amazing Double Six-released single "I Can Tell (By the Way You Move)", techno vet Paul Woolford turns FitzGerald’s tune into a more straightahead techno fare. Released on October 21 on digital & 12”, featuring the original, Paul Woolford and The Cyclist remixes. Woolford’s also been making noise with his jungle-nostalgic Special Request project (which has an LP, Soul Music, out October 7 on vinyl and October 21 in 2CD and digital formats via Fabric‘s Houndstooth label).