Jungle

Corpsey

call me big papa
You do get those situations from time to time as a music "journalist".

I didn't generally speaking cos I was writing about american rap music and none of them read The Wire or FACT or Crack.

And anyway they're too far away to both beating me up.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
I don't want to be indiscreet here but somebody I worked with who was connected to High Focus actually did ask me if I would review a HF album in The Wire.

I diplomatically passed them onto the editor, I think.

write the review corpse. teacher craner has set you an exercise for class. you have to carry it out or its disrespectful
 

craner

Beast of Burden
You do get those situations from time to time as a music "journalist".

I didn't generally speaking cos I was writing about american rap music and none of them read The Wire or FACT or Crack.

And anyway they're too far away to both beating me up.

I have this picture in my head of Young Jeezy hunting you down in Hampshire following a snarky singles review in The Wire.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I generally like to think that I was never nasty about anyone who wasn't already successful enough not to care.

Although I do remember saying that Vast Aire sounded like a malfunctioning robot or something.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
I don't want to be indiscreet here but somebody I worked with who was connected to High Focus actually did ask me if I would review a HF album in The Wire.

I diplomatically passed them onto the editor, I think.

This is even lower down the scale
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Just listening to an ASC thing from earlier this year and apparently he's got a jungle album on the way "inspired by the recent resurgence of old-school jungle and drum & bass sounds, with a particular interest in (and influence from) artists like Photek and Source Direct, and the classic records on Metalheadz and Reinforced."


 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Are a decent number of people making jungle again now? Saw someone on 555-5555 complaining about the rise of "bubblegum jungle" the other day.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Just listening to an ASC thing from earlier this year and apparently he's got a jungle album on the way "inspired by the recent resurgence of old-school jungle and drum & bass sounds, with a particular interest in (and influence from) artists like Photek and Source Direct, and the classic records on Metalheadz and Reinforced."


He's absolutely nailed the SD/Photek thing tbh. That second tune, Fatal Error...
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Yeah, that seems inevitable with any revival. The same thing happened with grime. The people with the most personality were still the original guys.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Yeah, I know both labels. I just assumed other people were making jungle now since they've been doing stuff for ages and nobody called it a revival.
 

catalog

Well-known member
it's everywhere as far as i can tell. woops played some last night. thirdform plays a lot in his sets. dunno whether it's old or new, i just love jungle, it's the only thing that made last night's darkside party bearable, i think luke played a jngle track and i could relax and knew where i was.
 

gremino

Moster Sirphine
i think new oldschool jungle has been made more or less quite a long time, before the current resurgence.

Revival jungle can bang but the quirky individual character of many of the first wave tunes is almost wholly absent.
will give you a boring answer which probably doesn't help much (lol), but there's few non-generic jungle tunes here and there - you just gotta find them.
 
Top