lovers jungle

blissblogger

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is how I described 2step

but what about examples of jungle that is romantic or sexy?

NOT including songs where a diva sample is very clearly being used to refer to Ecstasy e.g. "Finest Illusion"

rather songs construably about being in love rather than being luv'dup

here's one to start with

 

blissblogger

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this is more like - went with the still-sounds-like-phuture remix rather than the (almost-as-fab) original

never really saw the point of Mary J. Blige until this tune but that said, it's never made me properly investigate her uuuurv either
 

blissblogger

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forgot about this - from this very year - (my son put me onto this) - someone superimposing a very pretty pop song (about luv) over Adam F's "Circles"

 

Benny B

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I love this stuff, I've thought about starting a thread on it before

Greater Love


I bet @boxedjoy likes this one, like Dreaming, it crosses over with the UK soundsystem soul thread
 

droid

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Kinda touched on this in the '95 thread. Romantic jungle is most explicitly personified by the full female vocal... the 'proper' song, of which there are very few quality examples. Greater Love is the archetype. That tune alone is probably responsible for most of jungle's chart ambitions.

Nice obscurity here:

 

droid

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4-Hero Universal Love (Metalheadz Remix)

There are at least 4 mixes of this tune floating around, including another metalheadz mix. Unfortunately the only place you can hear this on wax is on the 3 a side Reinforced compilation, jungle book. Its a shame because this is by far the best mix. The title 'Metalheadz' mix is ambiguous, what does it mean exactly? Is this just 4 hero remixing themselves? There's a slight whiff of Goldie, the fastidious air of someone directing things in the studio... if so, it's another triumph. Leading with an ominous bass loop, the main drive comes from a spiralling apache edit interspersed with pseudo screeches, female exhortations and an eerie synth line. Around 3:40 we catch a glimpse of the main melody line and then, finally at 4:40, the main vocal hook slips uncertainly out of concealment. Before you know it, its over.

Would love a 12" edit of this one.


This is the other Metalheadz mix, which I think is credited to Goldie. Too maximal:

 
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