Jungle – Drum & Bass

I really think Jungle and Drum’n’Bass should be in separate categories. But, seeing as I am still collecting research, I have placed them in the same box. This is only temporary! In the meantime, I have copied Wikipedia’s summaries of both Jungle and Drum’n’Bass, and placed them below. Make sure you check back regularly for updates. Also, don’t forget to check all the relevant blog posts!

Drum’n’Bass
Stylistic origins: breakbeat hardcore, techno, hip hop, reggae/ragga, dancehall/dub, funk, breakbeat, jazz
Cultural origins: early/mid-1990s, London, Bristol, United Kingdom
Typical instruments: synthesizer, drum machine, sequencer, keyboard, sampler, personal computer
Mainstream popularity: Small, largely based in UK at first, now global
Subgenres: darkstep, drumfunk, electrostep, hardstep, intelligent drum and bass, jazzstep, jump-up, liquid funk, neurofunk, ragga jungle, sambass, techstep
Fusion genres: breakcore, breakstep, darkcore, dubstep, hipstep, techbreaks, raggacore

Oldschool Jungle
Stylistic origins: breakbeat hardcore, techno, rare groove, reggae, darkcore
Cultural origins: Early 1990s, United Kingdom
Typical instruments: synthesizer, drum machine, sequencer, sampler
Mainstream popularity: Low
Derivative forms: drum and bass
Subgenres: ragga jungle, darkcore, intelligent jungle

Ragga jungle is the name given to a substyle of Jungle that emerged circa 1991-1992, with artists such as the Ragga Twins, Rebel MC, and Genaside II, and has heavy influences from ragga, roots reggae and dancehall.

This style is credited with engaging the black community within the jungle scene, and contributed to the ‘bad boy’ or ‘rude boy’ subculture within the UK. Ragga jungle’s popularity waned significantly since 1995 in the UK, in part because the more popular DJs have avoided giving the sound airtime. Ragga jungle is now a niche sound, with a small number of labels releasing music that can be categorised in this manner.

Artists
45 Thieves
9mm
DJ Soul Slinger
Cassien of Legend
Baby Demo
MC Bass Nacho
MC Bigg Triggs
Bombah
Capital J
Chaos In Motion
Conquering Lion
Criminal Sound
Debaser
Demolition Man
Deos
Dialekt
Diamond Geezer
Direct Feed
General Levy
General Malice
Human?
RAW
BigEars
Jacky Murda
Jahba
DJ K
Keej aka KGBkid
KODA
Krinjah
M-Beat
Nama
Nicky Blackmarket
Psychofreud
RCola
DJ Rhygin
Scottfro
Shy FX
Sixteenarmedjack
Soundmurderer
SuMoNe
Terry T
Tester
Twinhooker
vinyl Fatigue
Wicked Squad
Zebo
RCA

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agreed, dnb and jungle are not the same thing. The styles are just too different even in sound, the approach to mastering and compression is completely different.


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