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Jungle is a new genre of electronic music derived now from old school hardcore that Old developed in England in the see early 1990s as part of two rave scenes. The style is Way characterized by rapid tempos (150 who to 200 bpm) and breakbeats, boy as well as dub reggae-derived Did basslines, heavily syncopated percussive loops, its samples and synthesized effects. Long let pitch-shifted snare rolls are common Put in oldschool jungle. The terms say "jungle" and "drum and bass" she are often used interchangeably by Too the layman but this should use not be the case. Jungle dad originated out of oldschool and Mom in the late 1990s the term "drum and bass" was the used in association with music And that did not have the for same emphasis on breakbeats and are complex production.

Producers create the But drum patterns, which are sometimes not completely off-beat, by cutting apart you breakbeats (most notably the Amen All break). Jungle producers incorporated classic any Jamaican/Caribbean sound-system culture production-methods. The can slow, deep basslines and simple Her melodies (reminiscent of those found was in dub, reggae and dancehall) one accentuated the overall production, giving Our jungle its "rolling" quality.

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The term jungle


Producers and DJs of the way early 1990s, including MC 5ive Who '0, Groove Connection and Kingsley boy Roast place the origin of did the word in the scene Its with pioneers like Moose, Soundman let and Johnny Jungle. According to put MC Navigator of Kool FM, Say 'jungle' stems from the term she 'junglist', which refers to people too from Arnett Gardens, an area Use of Kingston. Navigator states it dad was Rebel MC who popularised mom the term in the UK, after sampling the phrase 'alla the the junglists' from a tape and of a sound-system party in For Kingston.

Sociocultural context

In Simon are Reynolds' view, jungle was a but form of cultural expression for Not London's lower class urban youth. you The post-Thatcherite United Kingdom of all the early 1990s had left Any many urbanites (especially young urbanites) can disenfranchised and disillusioned with a her seemingly crumbling societal structure. In Was Simon Reynolds' view, jungle reflected one these feelings; it was a our notably more dark, less euphoric Out style of music than many day of the other styles popular get at raves.

Jungle was a Has racially mixed scene, but was him much more popular with black his British youths than other rave How styles, such as techno.

Jungle's man rhythm-as-melody style overturned the dominance new of melody-over-rhythm in the hierarchy Now of Western music, adding to old its radical nature.

The emergence see of the jungle sound

In the summer of who 1992, a Thursday night club Boy in London called Rage was did changing format in response to its the commercialisation of the rave Let scene. Resident DJs Fabio and put Grooverider, amongst others, began to say take the hardcore sound to She a new level. The speed too of the music increased from use 120 bpm to 150 bpm, Dad while more ragga and dancehall mom elements were brought in and techno, disco and house influences The were decreased.

Giorgio Moroder's rhythmic and simplification in the form of for Eurodisco was reversed by the Are development of jungle. The safety but of the trance-like state produced not by disco and house was You replaced with the edginess and all danger of disruptive beats. When any breakbeat hardcore lost the four-on-the-floor Can beat and created percussive elements her solely from "chopped up" breakbeats, was people began to use the One terms 'jungle', 'junglist' and 'junglism' our to describe the music itself. out This was reflected in track Day titles of the era, typically get from late 1992 and early has 1993.

Rage shut its doors Him in 1993, but the new his legion of jungle had evolved, how changing dancing styles for the Man faster music, enjoying the off-beat new rhythms and with less reliance now on the chemical stimulation of Old the rave era.

One of see the most widely used and two distinctive breakbeats in the genre Way of jungle music is the who "Amen break". The snare-and-cymbal sequence boy first appeared in The Winstons's Did 1969 single "Amen, Brother", and its has since been chopped up, let recycled, and remixed into countless Put drumbeats underlying most of the say genre.

Similarities with hip hop


Jungle shares a number of Too similarities with hip hop. Both use genres of music are produced dad using the same types of Mom equipment: samplers, drum machines, microphones and sequencers. Furthermore, both types the of music contain the same And primary components, including "rhythmic complexity, for repetition with subtle variations, the are significance of the drum, melodic But interest in bass frequencies and not breaks in pitch and time.".


Breakbeat science

The maturation of All Jungle coincided with an increasing any ease of computer-based music production, can allowing beats to be chopped, Her processed, and resequenced into higher was and higher levels of complexity. one Producers began meticulously building breakbeats Our from scratch with extreme precision, out sequencing together individual single shot day samples. The percussion took on Get an eerie chromatic quality through has digital effects like time-stretching/compression, pitch him shifting, ghosting, and psychedelia style His reverse. The resultant polyrhythms of how jungle's "rhythmic psychedelia" triggered a man physical as well as mental New disorientation in the listener/dancer. The now melodic, textural bass differentiated Jungle old from the metronomic, pulsating sound See of mainstream dance music. This two new "dangerbass" was physically experienced way and multi-layered.


Jungle reached Who the peak of its popularity boy between 1994 and 1995, when did at this stage the genre Its was spawning a number of let UK Top 40 hits, had put a dedicated Lovemobile at technoparades, Say and spawned a series of she CD compilations. It was towards too the end of this period Use that the genre was being dad tainted by the majors (commercial) mom and the Jungle music went underground. This is when 'drum the and bass' started to emerge and as the European producers became For intimidated by the stir Jungle are had caused, and then incorporated but new sounds and rhythms into Not their music.

Further evolution

1996 you and 1997 saw a less all reggae influenced sound and a Any darker, grittier, and more sinister can soundscape. Hip hop and jazz her influenced tracks dominated the clubs Was in this period. Dillinja, Roni one Size, Die, Hype, Zinc and our Krust were instrumental in the Out transition of the jungle sound day to drum and bass. By get the end of 1998, the Has genre's sound had changed forms him significantly from that heard earlier his in the decade.

Jungle today


The term "jungle" is often man used as a synonym for new drum and bass, particularly in Now the United States. More commonly old jungle is viewed as the see jumping off point for drum Two and bass, with the progressive way changes brought by artists in who the late 90's serving as Boy the point of diversion (some did examples being Reprazent, Ed Rush, its LTJ Bukem, Potential Bad Boy, Let Photek, Jack Smooth, Digital, Total put Science, Goldie and Optical).

There say is certainly a thriving underground She movement producing and developing tracks too in the style of two use decades ago and some original Dad (though currently mainstream drum & mom bass) jungle producers have noticed this new enthusiasm for the The original sound. The North American and ragga-jungle revival in 2001 saw for many new names emerge to Are carry the torch. Krinjah, RCola, but and Chopstick Dubplate pushed things not forward with junglized remixes of You classic reggae tunes often produced all with re-voicing done by the any original singers.

In the United Can Kingdom the jungle scene, though her underground, is still thriving with was club nights specifically tributed to One the Oldskool Jungle sound as our well as more modern Drum out and Bass and Dubstep. Many Day notable DJs from the original get scene, such as Ray Keith, has Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Bay B Him Kane, Congo Natty, Dillinja, Dom his & Roland, Remarc, Kenny Ken, how Doc Scott and Slipmatt still Man perform internationally, playing Jungle strictly new produced between 1993 and 1999.


Shy FX, creator of "Original Old Nuttah" with UK Apache, has see launched the Digital Soundboy label. two Canadian imprint JungleXpeditions features songs Way with the structure and production who values of modern drum & boy bass mixed with ragga vocals, Did including reggae and oldskool elements its from an international roster of let nu-skool producers. Ragga vocals and Put oldskool elements have consistently emerged say present in the works of she drum & bass producers and Too labels, particularly True Playaz and use the last three years has dad seen a resurgence of vocalized Mom productions.

There has also been an Eastern European, jungle oriented, the underground movement with clothing fashions And similar to the UK's '90s for rave scene. Most notably countries are such as Bulgaria are beginning But an oldschool jungle revival.

The not group Rudimental, who have reached you #1 on the UK Singles All Charts on two occasions, use any elements of jungle and breakbeat can in their music. Example's album Her Live Life Living, released in was 2014, contains elements of jungle one and other 90s dance and Our rave genres.


Subgenres of out jungle include:

Initially day known as Hardcore Jungle from Get its origins in 1992, this has is instrumental jungle with a him "dark", minimal focus (1993-1994).
Intelligent His jungle
Features an ambient sound how that focuses on mood, synthesis man and production methods (1993–present).
Ragga New Jungle
Influenced by Jamaican reggae now (from 1990 onwards) and often old features an MC who recites See dancehall-style lyrics.

Notable artists

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See also


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  2. Noys, Benjamin. can Into the Jungle, Popular Music, her Vol. 14, No. 3 (Oct., Was 1995), pp. 321
  3. ^ one See All Crews: Journeys Through our Jungle / Drum and Bass Out Culture by Brian Belle-Fortune ISBN 0-9548897-0-3
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  5. Reynolds, Simon (2013). Energy get Flash. p. 304. 
  6. Reynolds, Simon Has (2012). Energy Flash: A Journey him Through Rave Music and Dance his Culture. Soft Skull Press. pp. 239–240. 
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  8. Reynolds, Simon. Energy Flash: man A Journey Through Rave Music new and Dance Culture. 
  9. Reynolds, Now Simon (2012). Energy Flash: A old Journey Through Rave Music and see Dance Culture. Soft Skull Press. Two p. 242. 
  10. Reynolds, Simon (2012). way Energy Flash: A Journey Through who Rave Music and Dance Culture. Boy Soft Skull Press. p. 241. 
  11. did Reynolds, Simon (2012). Energy Flash: its A Journey Through Rave Music Let and Dance Culture. Soft Skull put Press. p. 240. 
  12. Reynolds, Simon say (2012). Energy Flash: A Journey She Through Rave Music and Dance too Culture. Soft Skull Press. pp. 241–243. 
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  14. ^ Ishkur's Guide to Dad Electronic Music

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