The JUNGLE FIRE sound digs deep into afro/latin funk with an approach that is both authen­tic and highly explo­sive! Com­prised of musi­cians from the Los Ange­les region, JUNGLE FIRE pulls it’s influ­ences from such leg­ends as Ray Cama­cho, Enrique Lynch, Ray Bar­retto, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango (just to name a few) to cre­ate a melt­ing pot of afro-cuban rhythms, break-beats and 70’s inspired funk.

Orig­i­nally con­ceived as a one-off project back in 2011, JF quickly gained atten­tion and thus proved its place among the thriv­ing LA funk/soul scene by light­ing up local clubs, venues and under­ground ware­house parties.

The buzz grew and word of mouth spread even­tu­ally link­ing up the band with the Ohio-based indie soul label Colem­ine Records to cut their first 7” sin­gle “Comence­mos” (a cover of Fela’s “Let’s Start”). Lauded by DJ’s, radio sta­tions, tastemak­ers and rabid funk fans across the globe “Comence­mos” sold out inter­na­tion­ally paving the way for the sec­ond 7” Colem­ine release “Fire­walker”. A full length LP is cur­rently in the works.

Few bands live up to their name in the way Jun­gle Fire do; fus­ing Cumbia, Afrobeat and trad funk, each JF jam blazes the floor with real power” as described by Juno Records UK, best sums up the Jun­gle Fire live show. Serv­ing up a healthy dose of orig­i­nals and deep latin/afro funk cov­ers all cooked up together in a live mix­tape style set ensur­ing an energy that is noth­ing short of fire.

Although the mem­bers of JF all have diverse musi­cal back­grounds the band as a whole is a direct reflec­tion of the cul­ture and musi­cal land­scape of Los Ange­les, which has been the biggest influ­ence behind the sound and fla­vor that is uniquely Jun­gle Fire.

Since their incep­tion Jun­gle Fire has played an impres­sive amount of club dates and fes­ti­vals both domes­tic and abroad hav­ing shared the stage with Shuggi Otis, The Black­byrds, Lee Fields, Charles Wright, The Budos Band and even per­form­ing for Los Ange­les’ recent may­oral inauguration.

Dur­ing the win­ter of 2013 Jun­gle Fire embarked on a mas­sively suc­cess­ful U.K. tour play­ing to packed venues at every stop includ­ing head­lin­ing Craig Charles’ Funk Club (Band On The Wall) and BBC 6 Radio.

Indi­vid­u­ally and col­lec­tively, JF’s musi­cians have recorded, toured or played with Ste­vie Won­der, Breakestra, Ozomatli, Ethio Cali, Quan­tic, Alice Rus­sell, De La Soul, Emily Wells, La Santa Cecilia, Sim­ple Cit­i­zens, Del The Funky Homosapien, Celia Cruz, Orgone, Myron & E, The Grey­boy All­stars, The Lions and Big Daddy Kane.

The JUNGLE FIRE Fam­ily:
Michael Duffy (Tim­bales)
Steve Haney (Congas,bongos,shekere)
Sam Hal­ter­man (Drums)
Joey Reina (Bass)
Sam Rob­les (Bari­tone Sax,Flute)
Otto Granillo (Trom­bone)
Miguel Ramirez (Congas,Bongos)
Alberto Lopez (Tim­bales, bon­gos)
Jud­son McDaniel (Gui­tar)
Patrick Bai­ley (Gui­tar)
Sean Billings (Trum­pet)
David Moyer (Bari­tone Sax,Flute)

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The Artform Studio’s 9-year Anniversary!

Cel­e­brat­ing The Art­form Studio’s 9 year anniver­sary this Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1, 2014 from 7pm-11pm.
dig­gin deeper x LOVESTEADY pop up shop with LoveSuite jew­elry.
Guest DJs are Al Jack­son, Jared Decena (Babby Bubba), Mando Fever, Larry Gee, & more!

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Gilles Peterson visits The Artform Studio

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Check out the official PRhyme music video “U Looz” filmed at The Artform Studio

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PRhyme Promo Video “U Looz”

PRhyme promo video “U Looz” shot at The Art­form Stu­dio Hair­cuts & Records. All beats are sam­pled from Adrian Younge’s music catalog.

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BABY GET DOWN Mighty Shock LA Fundraiser

WHEN: Octo­ber 11, 2014
WHERE: The Art­form Stu­dio
701 E 3rd St. #120 LA, CA 90013
WHAT: Mighty Shock LA’s Silent Auc­tion fundraiser. Free fam­ily event with Soul Cir­cle Radio host­ing live from 12pm-2pm. Check out Mighty Shock LA’s dance per­for­mance at 4pm.

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This Week on Soul Circle Radio : DJ A-Ski (Unique74)

Sat 03.08.14

Soul Cir­cle Radio Presents.… 

Over the past three decades, A-Ski has become one of the most trusted musi­cal tastemak­ers in the U.S. and beyond. As a Dj, pro­ducer and musi­col­o­gist, he con­sis­tently raises the bar in per­for­mance and show­man­ship. His style, often described as “refresh­ing and energetic”, has earned this music afi­cionado a loyal fol­low­ing and a rep­u­ta­tion as “the life of the party.” His eclec­tic selec­tions, turnta­bal­ism and
skill­ful approach to MC’ing, make him a triple threat to his peers.  Refus­ing to rely on gim­micks or trends, A-Ski’s rep­u­ta­tion is solely built on a sin­cere love of music, dance and atmos­phere. “Improv­ing the qual­ity of life through sound” is his mantra, which has main­tained the longevity of this Los Ange­les native’s career in music.

 

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This Week on Soul Circle Radio : DJ Seano (Soundwaves KPFK)

Sat 03.01.14 Soul Cir­cle Radio Presents.…..

DJ Seano 

Sean Osborn started Djing in 2006. he was the res­i­dent dj at the Whisky a Go Go, and since has shared the stage with Ste­vie Won­der, Cypress Hill, Vel­vet Revolver, The Temp­ta­tions, Damien and Stephen Mar­ley. today, Sean’s eclec­tic musi­cal selection’s are what sep­a­rates him from other DJ’s and offers the party goer a unique expe­ri­ence. he cur­rently hosts a weekly radio show called ‘sound­waves’ on 90.7fm kpfk as well as another show ‘the tree house’ on dublab.com.  

twitter.com/djseano

facebook.com/djseano

soundcloud.com/soundwaveskpfk

 

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This Week on Soul Circle Radio : Jansport J (Delicious Vinyl)

Sat 02.22.14 Soul Cir­cle Radio Presents.…..

Jans­port J 

Los Angeles-based Music Pro­ducer Jans­port J offi­cially joins the Deli­cious Vinyl fam­ily to debut whatis arguably his most com­pre­hen­sive work with The Soul Provider LP. Jans­port J has built up a solid resme over the past few years, releas­ing 6 solo projects as well as pro­duc­tion work that have fea­tured artists such as Snoop Dogg, Ab-Soul, DOM Kennedy, Glasses Mal­one and Fred­die Gibbs. 

 With a strong influ­ence from leg­endary pro­duc­ers J Dilla, Pete Rock, Madlib, DJ Pre­mier and 9th Won­der, J cul­ti­vates his very own brand of soul music with his lat­est effort. The Soul Provider LP starts off imme­di­ately with J bring­ing the lis­tener into his world and inter­pre­ta­tion of what soul music is today, with the open­ing  track “A King Before The Crown” assert­ing that the filed of music is “all that I really know”.
He con­tin­ues the voy­age into soul music by pro­vid­ing the sound­track for every­day emo­tions and expe­ri­ences that the aver­age per­son can relate to, with songs such as “New Love”, “Sport’s Ode II (To Feel Love)”, and “Life”. This album, sim­i­lar to J’s pre­vi­ous work, will serve as the back­drop for var­i­ous lifestyles, from the every­day lis­tener at the cof­fee shop, to the upcom­ing emcee in search of instru­men­tals that will ignite their cre­ativ­ity. The Soul Provider LP is yet another sub­stan­tial work to add to what many in the music indus­try and fan­base con­sider to be an impres­sive cat­a­logue from the West Coast Producer.
Get on board with The Soul Provider him­self now…because the legacy has just begun.
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Celebrating The Artform Studio’s 8th year Anniversary

Cel­e­brat­ing The Art­form Studio’s 8th year Anniver­sary tomor­row Nov. 8, Fri­day from 7p-11p along with fea­tured Art­work by RICHONE and Dj’s spin­ning all vinyl…Dj Rhettmatic, J.Rocc, Adrian Younge, Jayski, MZA, Mar­ciano, and more.…

Thank you every­one who have sup­ported and con­tinue to sup­port The Art­form Stu­dio: Hair­cuts & Records.

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