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This Is Jungle Sky, Vol. 6: Funk
     

This Is Jungle Sky, Vol. 6: Funk

 
Last year's annual two-disc compilation from Jungle Sky (the jungle/drum'n'bass subsidiary of Liquid Sky, America's preeminent electronica label) was titled Rock, and the artists involved all demonstrated various ways that the guitars and straight-ahead drum sound of rock & roll could be incorporated into beat-based electronic dance music. This year, the genre

Overview

Last year's annual two-disc compilation from Jungle Sky (the jungle/drum'n'bass subsidiary of Liquid Sky, America's preeminent electronica label) was titled Rock, and the artists involved all demonstrated various ways that the guitars and straight-ahead drum sound of rock & roll could be incorporated into beat-based electronic dance music. This year, the genre being honored is more obviously compatible with the context in which it's presented. Funk has always been the basis of breakbeat culture, so this compilation feels more like an acknowledgment of the music's roots than an adventure in unlikely fusioneering. None of that is to say that the music is less adventurous, interesting or booty-shaking. On the contrary: I-Cue's "On a Journey" alternates nicely between ethereal ambience and a bracing jungle rattle; DJ Soul Slinger deconstructs "I Can See Clearly Now" with a dizzying array of raw materials from the funk, soul, and reggae traditions; Yellow Note's "Happily" is a long but consistently funky and fascinating journey from wispy chill-out synthesizer washes through midtempo drum'n'bass and back. There are also outstanding contributions from A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Olive, and the venerable Afrika Bambaataa, among others. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/06/1999
Label:
JUNGLE SKY US
UPC:
0601741315028
catalogNumber:
150

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Holly Palmer   Vocals
Ming   Track Performer
Paul Bonomo   Keyboards
DJ Olive   Track Performer
Tube   Track Performer
Yellow Note   Track Performer
DJ Ani   Track Performer
River of Action   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Guy Called Gerald   Producer
Beau   Producer
Afrika Bambaataa   Producer
D. Thompson   Producer
DJ Spooky   Producer,Engineer
DJ Soul Slinger   Producer
DJ Wally   Producer
Eli   Producer
Byzar   Producer
Frank Heiss   Producer
Joe LeSesne   Producer
I-Cue   Arranger
Stephen Krieger   Engineer
Gabriel Hunter   Art Direction
ODI   Producer
Freight Elevator Quartet   Producer
David Barratt   Producer
DJ Ali   Producer
J. Petereson   Producer
Gregg Fine   Producer

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