Jungle are breakout stars in their native UK and with the release of “Busy Earnin’” off the collective’s forthcoming self-titled album, they’ve won quite a bit of attention Stateside for a sound that bears a resemblance to both to Escort — thanks to the horn section and the fact that it sounds heavily influenced by old school disco, and to the Stereo MCs„ thanks to an incredibly catchy hook. 

The British funk collective is in the middle of a North American tour, and to support both he tour and the forthcoming album, the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to play a few songs from the album. The latest single “Time” manages to owe a more subtle debt to disco, as the chorus reminds me a little bit of Slave’s “Just A Touch of Love” and a couple of old disco songs I heard as a child, complete with a sinuous, smoldering funky feel.