Monday, November 26, 2007
"This is just an era we are in now, this jungle scene, because not so long ago there was another era, through the sound systems and what not, and all the DJ's watching this programme will know exactly what I'm talking about. It's just one of those things, a progression."
Turning into something of an old blogging vidiot box over here at Soundtracksforthem. Anyway, a Toronto friend and old junglist himself burnt me a copy of this half hour documentary last night. Lucky for you it's on Youtube. Coming from way back when in 1993 and all about the origins of jungle, its worth watching - and watching with that massive 18 month long hype around dubstep in mind. Think especially of how that has been treated as a musical form with an explosively new quality to it, it's all quietened down some what now, but you can sense a similar vibe around jungle here. The documentary is short enough and churns through the whole schema of pirates, racial segregation, freezing cold warehouses and monologues on the redemptive quality of rave with a real sense of the innovation at work and the role of technology in pushing it on. It features Rebel MC, MC Navigator, Groove Rider, Goldie, Nicky Blackmarket and of course the Ragga Twins, it's a London Somet'ing Dis. Enjoy.
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