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NOT Jungle, but Ragga.
on 20 September 2014
I bought this without listening to it on the basis of the consistently good reviews.
Unfortunately it's not Jungle by the definition that we up North understood at the time ('93 onwards) and lacks both the distinctive rhythms that make Jungle and D&B what is, and the coherence between basslines and the rhythms.
This is purely and simply Ragga and reflects the London scene which was a world away from the dark, introspective and precise rhythms we were hearing on LoveEnergy 99.7 and StingFM up here in Manchester.
The reason I've given it one star is because I would never choose to listen to this, yet I would still choose to listen to "Jungle" and even some Ragga-jungle, but this is purely Ragga and is therefore mis-represented, it also lacks the rhythm-centric 'formula' that defined the genre as it developed.