>the evolution of afrobeat< - TONY ALLEN Jungle By Night drops their first full studio album on Kindred Spirits. Hidden is the first full studio album from this group of dutch lads. who retain their youthful exuberance and innocent energy. and delve deeper into their own sound. Moving slightly away from the afro-beat blueprint that characterized last years self-titled debut LP. the nine-piece have added Gamelan tones and studio effects to their afro-funk template. as well as exploring other parts of Africa like Malis desert soul and djembe rhythms from Senegal. After two years of playing. and having performed over 80 gigs last year. the group have settled in their own rhythm. and Hidden sees them trying out new ideas and forms.