Jungle Fire – Culebro (Black Science Orchestra Dub)

For a good decade starting in the early 90s, Black Science Orchestra set a standard for deep house that obeyed more of funk and disco’s principals than the classic East Coast sound. Their magnum opus ‘New Jersey Deep’ is a case in point, with its breakbeat drums, Philly strings and a screaming guitar lead, sounding equally at home on the dance floors of 1976, where its sample originates from.

It’s been 15 years since they last released a new production together, but with this new Razon-N-Tape remix package, founding members Ashley Beedle and Rob Mello make a triumphant return. This dub is one of two mixes they provide for L.A. Afro-Latino funk band Jungle Fire, reducing the afrobeat groove into a pensive, deeply-layered arrangement. It might not have the euphoria of some BSO classics, but its an exercise in tension that proves they’ve still got it.

Jungle Fire – Firewalker EP is out now on Razor-N-Tape – buy from Juno.

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