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Jungle (Music)


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    • Drum and bass (Music)
    • Drum'n'bass (Music)
    • Oldschool jungle (Music)
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    • found: James, M. State of bass : jungle, the story so far, 1997:p. xi (a combination of timestretched breakbeats playing at approximately 160 beats per minute with bass lines lifted from Reggae, running at 80 bpm and the metronomic 4/4 bass drum removed)
    • found: Mitchell, T. Popular music and local identity, 1996:p. 76 (jungle; emerged from British rave culture in 1994, combining reggae, hip-hop rhythms and techno)
    • found: Jungle Breakz web site, June 18, 1998(Jungle music guide 4 Southern California)
    • found: WWW.elevatorrecords.com WWW site, Arp. 18, 2000(supplier of quality underground dance music: includes drum & bass)
    • found: AllMusic website, May 8, 2015(Jungle/Drum'n'Bass; subgenre of Electronic; Based almost entirely in England, Jungle (also known as drum'n'bass) is a permutation of hardcore techno that emerged in the early '90s. Jungle is the most rhythmically complex of all forms of techno, relying on extremely fast polyrhythms and breakbeats. Usually, it's entirely instrumental -- it is among the hardest of all hardcore techno, often consisting of nothing but fast drum machines and deep bass. As its name implies, jungle does have more overt reggae, dub, and R&B influences than most hardcore -- and that is why some critics claimed that the music was the sound of black techno musicians and DJs reclaiming it from the white musicians and DJs who dominated the hardcore scene. Like most techno genres, jungle is primarily a singles genre designed for a small, dedicated audience)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 8, 2015(Oldschool jungle. Oldschool jungle, or simply jungle, is a genre of electronic music that incorporates influences from other genres, including breakbeat hardcore and reggae/dub/dancehall. It is one of several types of music often simply referred to as "jungle". The fast tempos (150 to 170 bpm), relatively slow and lyrical reggae-derived basslines, breakbeats and other heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples and synthesized effects make up the easily recognizable form of jungle. Long pitch-shifted snare rolls are common in oldschool jungle. The terms "jungle" and "drum and bass" are often used interchangeably, although whether the two genres are actually distinct is an ongoing topic of debate. For those individuals who consider the two genres as separate entities, drum and bass is usually considered to have departed from jungle in the mid to late-1990s.)
    • notfound: New Rolling Stone encyc. rock & roll, 1995
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    • 1998-06-02: new
    • 2015-08-13: revised
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