Walter Gibbons’ Own Brand of Jungle Music

Considering Walter Gibbons’ influence on disco, hip-hop, turntablism, the art of the remix, and dance music as a whole, it’s surprising that he remains relatively unheralded. He was among the first to make his own reel to reel edits of tracks, extending breaks and restructuring tracks specifically for the dancefloor. As a direct result, he was the first DJ to be granted access to multi-track tapes as Ken Cayre’s Salsoul Records brought him in to re-work Double Exposure’s “Ten Percent” in ‘76, a mix that would set the blueprint for disco, the 12” format and all future dance music mixes. We’re extremely excited to offer the first multi-label retrospective of his work, including a couple of really exciting unreleased bit & bobs. Specifically, Jungle Music contains a previously un-heard mix of Dinosaur L’s classic “Go Bang.” Exciting stuff! The full compilation will be out July 20th on double CD and digital download. We can’t wait!

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