BPREVIEW: The Jungle Brothers @ Hare & Hounds, Weds 1st Oct

The Jungle Brothers @ Freestyle - Oct 1stThe Jungle Brothers come to the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath on Weds Oct 1st, with support from Juice Aleem – alongside DJ sets from E Double D & Sam Redmore. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are 17.50 advance (MOTD)Birmingham Preview

Presented by Freestyle, The Jungle Brothers coming to Birmingham marks the welcome return of Sam Redmore’s eclectic showcase event after its summer hiatus.

A Hip Hop headline act that legitimately hold a place in the genre’s evolution, the Oct 1st booking is also another bright feather in the Hare & Hounds‘ plumage – a venue that has seen acts from Roy Ayres to Frank Skinner perform on its main stage.

Releasing their debut album – Straight Out the Jungle, in 1988, The Jungle Brothers helped turn the face of US Hip Hop in a new direction.

Surrounded by Chuck D’s verbose political attacks and N.W.A’s arguable glorification of South Central violence, The Jungle Brothers began carving an approach that would see artists like Del la Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Guru progress and develop.The Jungle Brothers

Embracing elements of Jazz and House music, Straight Out the Jungle was produced by Todd Terry – marking a cross over from Hip Hop to Dance that would evolve the genre further still. The album’s final 1988 single release, ‘I’ll House You’, piqued the interest of Warner Brothers, who would go on to release The Jungle Brothers’ second LP, Done by the Forces of Nature, in 1989.

Alongside the rise of independent labels such as Def Jam and Tommy Boy, this attention began an interest from the music majors in the growing Hip Hop subculture that would, in many ways, define the industry to come. Just ask Kanye (or not).

A long cry from the humble Electro of the late 80’s, The Jungle Brothers are back in the UK for an 11 date tour – coming to the Hare & Hounds on Weds Oct 1st. For a quick reminder, click here or on the link below:

‘I’ll House You’ (1988) / The Jungle Brothers

I'll House You

The Jungle Brothers come to the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) on Weds 1st October, presented by Freestyle. For further info & tickets, visit http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk/event-listings/event/?eventID=10032100

For more on The Jungle Brothers, visit http://www.junglebrothers4life.com/

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