Friday, August 07, 2009

You Got Jungle Fever

It's been a hectic week to say the least. As some of you might know, on top of everything I do musically (blogs, edits, dj, production), I am also the web producer/ designer for the Seattle Opera. We are getting ready to open Richard Wagner's Ring cycle on Sunday, and my most busy work days are those leading up to an opera. Some weeks really challenge me as far as juggling my work load with these blog posts and this was one of those weeks. Therefore I really appreciate every one's enthusiasm. That being said I'm really looking forward to stepping away from the opera scene and spinning some disco gems later on this evening at the Capitol Club. You also will be able to catch me at the Lo-fi Gallery tomorrow night, spinning the early set.

I'm pretty exhausted so I think I will end the week with a bit of funky leftfield gem entitled "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas. This is the self-titled cut from the group's 1972 album. This laid back track nicely blends together disco, funk, and Latin grooves with an overall erotic mood. Supposedly, Jungle Fever is one the most sample records on the planet. After one listen, I can definitely understand the reasons for that. Overall, it's very funky and unique record that I was happy to have found a few weeks back. Enjoy the weekend!

Chakachas - Jungle Fever

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fritz the cat said...

Did you ever get tempted to put up a disco production of some opera classics, like Aida? You must have.

Classic track, who said the Belgians are boring?

Mhudson said...

Great blog man! Big ups from Brooklyn!! ~task