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Jungle Fever, a 1994 Documentary from Canal+ on the origins of Drum & Bass with some live footage, and interviews with MC's, DJs and producers. It's en Français, but most of the interviews are in English.
posted by empath (19 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Merci pour le post!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:17 PM on March 28, 2013


Beware the beast man
posted by migurski at 12:07 AM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


LTJ Bukem - Demons Theme
posted by gen at 1:07 AM on March 29, 2013


I love most of the Earth series as well as a lot of the Good Looking/Looking Good catalog (favorite: Logical Progression Level 1) but my favorite compilations are the Lacerba sets:

Lost In Space Drum 'n' Bass
Lost In Space Drum 'n' Bass Phase 00:02
Lost In Space Drum 'n' Bass Phase 00:03
Lost In Space Drum 'N' Bass 2000
posted by gen at 1:14 AM on March 29, 2013


All Black TV
Number 1 Junglist
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:56 AM on March 29, 2013


Nice find, empath!

I suspect I'm going to spend the rest of my day listening to Jungle cassettes.

My inner fifteen year old feels moved to point out that when I say Jungle I mean Jungle, not the antiseptic jazzwank pap that is Drum & Bass. (Talking of which, Goldie's latest record is called 'Single Petal Of A Rose' and is, like Duke Ellington's original, inspired by the Queen. Really.)
posted by jack_mo at 3:57 AM on March 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


This sounds so cool.
posted by Brodyaga at 6:32 AM on March 29, 2013


Goldie still exists?
posted by Artw at 7:08 AM on March 29, 2013


Not only does he still exist, he's also a maestro.
posted by subtle-t at 7:45 AM on March 29, 2013


The latest thing I heard from Goldie was his long-discussed/delayed album/soundtrack, Sine Tempus, released in 2008. I missed his Rufige Kru album, Memoirs Of An Afterlife, which came out in 2009. 'Single Petal Of A Rose' is a single, as far as I've seen, and it's included on his new 3CD compilation, The Alchemist - Best of 1992-2012.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:25 AM on March 29, 2013


Star Eyes: Ruffage (1996), the best drum & bass mix I have.
posted by migurski at 11:16 AM on March 29, 2013


Goldie is a don. He's working on two new things:
"'Pages' is one. That album will deal more with people like Flying Lotus, Burial, Photek, D-Bridge and Total Science."

"We’re also doing a completely notated version of 'Timeless' with an 80-piece orchestra and choir"
^from an interview with Billboard earlier this month.

Also loved Aphrodite and Total Science when I first got into drum n bass. Nowadays, I'm listening to Goldie, Calibre's EXCELLENT Fabriclive mix (here's a 30-min promo mix from him) and Makoto's "Souled Out" (available via Spotify).
posted by raihan_ at 11:35 AM on March 29, 2013


I hope Jeremy from Peep Show makes a cameo.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 2:16 PM on March 29, 2013


I never realized that part of the jungle aesthetic was completely undecorated homes.
posted by Bugbread at 2:04 AM on April 2, 2013


I never realized that part of the jungle aesthetic was completely undecorated homes.

Hey, when you spend that much time decorating the beats, who's got time for the house?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:45 AM on April 2, 2013


I never realized that part of the jungle aesthetic was completely undecorated homes.

That's the 'being skint' aesthetic.
posted by empath at 3:48 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, but I figured it would be one of those "skint, therefore walls are all covered with fliers from parties, or graffiti, or stolen street signs" aesthetic.
posted by Bugbread at 4:08 PM on April 2, 2013


Bugbread's got a point. Even the most extreme poverty isn't really an excuse for totally barren walls. Witness the corrugated tin shacks of some of the most impoverished of, say, India, where the interior walls are covered with brilliant, colorful prints of Krishna and Ganesh and such.

I reckon those blokes just ain't interested in stuff on the walls.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:31 AM on April 3, 2013




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