Next in the compiler hotseat for seminal mix series ‘Back to Mine’ is the ever popular and world renowned Jungle. The mix delves through the band’s personal collection of leftfield-pop, deep house, modern jazz, Afro-funk and symphonic soul.
Their Back To Mine mix kicks off with Barbara Moore’s evocative ‘Steam Heat’, fittingly originally written for De Wolfe music library as a cue for a journey down a jungle river, before Inflo, Jungle’s producer on ‘For Ever’, drops an addictive bump of Afro-funk. Picking things up, Jungle switch from 90s disco by Merle to more recent house tracks by Manuel Darquart and Drumtalk. Bristol DJ Admin provides the percussion heavy ‘Space Cadet’ and the irrepressible Mocky supplies good vibes on ‘How It Goes’.
The second half of the mix features a more eclectic selection starting with the sophisticated pop of The Marías and Sam Evian and the slow motion symphonic soul of ‘Super Rich Kids’ by Sly5thAve. There’s a spotlight for modern jazz with tracks by Kamaal Williams, Mansur Brown and BadBadNotGood featuring Kaytranada. Before it’s time to leave, we also hear modern gospel-influenced soul by The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, mysterious band Sault with the timeless ‘Masterpiece’, Paul Cherry’s lo-fi dream pop ballad ‘Like Yesterday’, and a perfect closer to any set: ‘Sunday’ by HNNY. Jungle also gift Back To Mine with the exclusive ‘Come Back A Different Day’.