Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Benis Cletin “Jungle Magic” (1979)

Loving this one because it’s a great pick for both my daily selections. It is both a forgotten treasure (originally released in 1979) and a future classic because since it has just been reissued for a whole new generation to hear.

A pair of killers from Sofrito to wreck the discoteque! This time the UK crew digs deep in their bag for a stupid rare piece of afro disco from Benis Cletin circa 1979 titled “Jungle Magic” It lays a warped synth over a lethal bassline and a slow afro disco groove, topping the whole thing off with a unique homage to Donna Summer…Originally released on Afrodisia records in 1979, the result sounds like the the confused love-child of a time-travelling Derrick May and a Nigerian disco queen – timeless eccentricity…

Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic