AUX 07 | JULIAN JONAH | IN RETROSPECTMarch 19, 2013
Artist: Julian Jonah
A. It’s a Jungle Out There
In the late 80’s, London-based musician Julian Jonah suffered from extrasensory perception, as he produced a series of titles that left an unforgettable impression on the growing early-house and acid landscape of the time.
Beyond being simply an answer to the first wave of house productions flowing out of Chicago at the time, Julian Jonah, along with A Guy Called Gerald and Baby Ford, was part of a movement of UK producers who created the soundtrack to the foundation of the first underground house clubs and warehouse parties in East London and Manchester.
In 1988, Julian Jonah produced “Jealousy & Lies” during the last couple hours of studio rental still available that day. When the title came out on Cooltempo that same year, it created such hot and explosive waves, that producer Billie Ray Martin used it as an inspiration for “Talking With Myself” by Electribe 101, the group recently formed around the German singer.
Two years later, in 1990, Julian offered to Billie to collaborate on a new title. The result was named “It’s A Jungle Out There”, and caused such excitement that the Def Club was asked to take part – none other than Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Eric Kupper and John Poppo.
Today, with the consent and involvement of Julian, we are proud to bring these two emblematic titles back on your turntables, after having gone through a quality remastering treatment in the good hands of Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering in Bristol.
Faithful to its mission, Aux-Rec continues to bring back to the fore past treasures of contemporary dance music, whether through edits, remixes or quality re-issues.