NEW MUSIC | JUNGLE BROWN ‘KEEP IT MOVIN”

Set to release their second full-length LP, ‘Full Circle’ on Mr Bon­go on Septem­ber 27th 2019, Lon­don hip hop col­lect­ive Jungle Brown fol­low up the release of their first single from the pro­ject, ‘Keep It Mov­in’ with a dreamy city­scape inspired music video, per­fectly timed for sum­mer.

Dir­ec­ted by Geor­gios Har­to­fil­akid­is from Hum­Hum Pro­duc­tions, the visu­als mir­ror their eclectic sound as the trio (Ric FloMAE­AR and Tony Bones) per­form across dif­fer­ing snap­shots of Lon­don life, they even take a sur­real trip up to the clouds for the chor­uses. The single, released in May has already gained trac­tion at radio with spins from BBC 6 Music Lauren Lav­erneBBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 Benji B and Kiss Fresh Shortee Blitz – it’s also been endorsed by Loyle Carner who recently said on Twit­ter “Keep It Mov­ing is my jam”.

The track flows with a Tribe Called Quest-esque vibe, adorned with a smooth sax line from UK jazz all-star, Ayo Yung Afrika Pyon­eer and back­ing vocals from Jungle Brown’s own pro­du­cer, Tony Bones – who also ties the track togeth­er with a future rap pro­duc­tion. Lyr­ic­ally it’s loosely based around mov­ing homes and cit­ies, but more so about the shift­ing of situ­ations — from scarcity to oppor­tun­ity. “Keep­ing it mov­ing by any means but stay cool with it, do it in your strand and have fun with it” as Ric explains – he goes on to say:

“Keep It Mov­in has become a catch­phrase with us which we didn’t anti­cip­ate when we were writ­ing the song. But now we’ve taken it on as our man­tra mov­ing for­ward!”

 Jungle Brown have shared the stage with the likes of De La SoulGhost­face Kil­lahLowkeyAkala and Don­aeo, and have played major fest­ivals includ­ing Gla­ston­buryBoomtown and Love­box as well as a huge num­ber of clubs shows across the UK. They spent the last two years rede­fin­ing soul­ful hip-hop – the sound is big­ger, more thought-pro­vok­ing, and it has matured with a rich soul­ful under­pin­ning. They have also entered ter­rit­or­ies fans are yet to hear from them as they glide effort­lessly over Tony Bones’ pro­duc­tions that intro­duce trap and house into their rep­er­toire. The pro­ject is an eclectic array of their influ­ences, twis­ted and blen­ded togeth­er to cre­ate a ground-break­ing release for UK music.

Their debut album ‘Flight 314’ boasts more than a mil­lion streams without any budget for mar­ket­ing or pro­mo­tion. They spent much of 2016 in Apple Music’s ‘Best of 2016’ cat­egory, fea­tur­ing on vari­ous Spo­ti­fy playl­ists and visu­als on SB.TV. They were also reques­ted to cur­ate an exclus­ive playl­ist for Tid­al and attrac­ted atten­tion from New York with Beats 1’s very own, Ebro.

‘Keep It Mov­in’ is out now on all digit­al plat­forms – stream here | The album ‘Full Circle’ will be released Septem­ber 27th 2019

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.