Our Top 3 Best Jungle Music Tracks of All Time: A blog about our top 3 jungle music tracks of all time along with a few great jungle mix CDs.
We love jungle music, and there are some amazing songs out there but here is our list of the best jungle music tracks of all time.
If you like jungle music, check out this list of the best jungle mix CDs for some excellent sets.
1. Shy FX & T Power – Feelings
A dark, brooding classic from the early days of drum and bass, this one is just a monster. The opening notes are so iconic I think everyone knows them and it has that really classic sound that builds up with acoustic guitar picking before the bass kicks in. I love those opening notes! It’s one of those songs that’s really old but still sounds fresh.
2. Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag
Any jungle fan will have heard this track before and it’s an absolute belter. What’s interesting about Roni Size is how he doesn’t fit into any particular type of dnb – he has such a unique sound and this song is a great example of his style. This song has a lot more soul than most drum and bass because it contains real instruments played by real musicians
Jungle music was the first genre of electronic dance music to be played in nightclubs, at raves and on the radio. Here are our top 3 jungle tracks of all time, plus a few great mix CDs and compilations that feature the best jungle has to offer.
Atmospheric Jungle, also known as “intelligent” or “ambient” jungle, is a style of drum and bass music that emerged in the mid-1990s. Atmospheric Jungle has a slower tempo than other styles of jungle. Its sound is deep and melodic, often incorporating elements of ambient music and dub. Often compared to ambient techno, atmospheric jungle is distinguished by its heavy use of breakbeats, often sampled from older jungle tracks, and its incorporation of elements from genres like jazz and classical music.
Jungle is also known as Drum n Bass or DnB for short. The term “jungle” was originally used by DJs like Fabio to describe the music they were playing at illegal warehouse parties in London in the early 1990s. Jungle was an important genre in the development of modern electronic dance music (EDM). Today it remains popular all over the world, with dedicated scenes on every continent except Antarctica.
If you love Jungle music you will love the following tracks. We have compiled a list of our favorite jungle music tracks that are guaranteed to get your body moving. Check out our top 3 picks below…
1. “Jungle Muffin” By Origin Unknown – This Jungle track is one of the most popular jungle tracks of all time, and has been played countless times at all the major raves in the world. The track features a classic drum beat with a great bass line and lots of sound effects.
2. “Jungle Music” By A Guy Called Gerald – This track is by far one of the best jungle tracks ever written, and was ahead of it’s time when it was released in 1995. It features some really cool lyrics and sounds, with an awesome drum beat and bass line that make it perfect for any dance floor!
3. “Jungle Techno” By DJ Zinc – This track is from 1996, but is still played at many raves today. It features a fast drum beat with some cool vocals on top, and has some really cool bass lines that are sure to get you moving!
If you love Jungle music as much as we do then check out these great Jungle Mix CD’s:
1. Essential Jungle Mix
One of the most popular genres of dance music, Jungle music is a fast-paced style that originated in Britain in the early 1990s. Known for its heavy bass and complex drum patterns, jungle tracks tend to use samples and breakbeats from a wide range of styles, including hip hop, jazz fusion, funk, and world music.
While there are hundreds of excellent Jungle tracks, here are our top three picks:
1. Ed Rush & Optical – “Watermelon”
This is probably the most recognized track within the genre, and has been featured on a ton of great jungle mix CDs. A re-working of jazz/fusion drummer Billy Cobham’s “Stratus” (which features on our list of top 3 jazz fusion tracks), it’s an absolute classic that never fails to get the crowd going!
2. Roni Size & Reprazent – “Brown Paper Bag”
This was one of the biggest crossover hits from the genre, and won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. It’s also one of those rare tracks that manages to work in a live setting despite having a vocoded vocal line-a testament to how influential this track has become within modern music culture.
3. Dillinja – “Hard Noize”
The first time I heard Jungle music I was in a night club called The Funky Gaff in Soho, London. It was around 1993/1994 and my mate had just been to a jungle rave the previous night. He lent me his tape of the night’s DJ set and I loved it!
I’ve always been into my electronic music and up until that point my favourite genre was hardcore/rave music. But this was something very different, something much more complex and deep.
I started going to jungle raves at the weekend and eventually started going to jungle clubs on a weekly basis such as AWOL, Rage and Telepathy. Then when drum n bass became popular I went with that for a while then got bored of that quite quickly when it became commercialised.
Jungle music was a short-lived genre of dance music that peaked in the UK in the mid-1990s. The music is characterized by quick breakbeats, heavily syncopated bass, and atmospheric pads and sound effects. A typical jungle track would run at 160–180 beats per minute (BPM) with drum breaks lasting for 4 to 8 bars, often sampled from hip hop or disco records. The focus on basslines and breakbeats would later become the basis for drum and bass.
Many of the artists involved in the scene were influenced by Jamaican ragga and dub reggae, as well as hip hop, especially New York rap.
Jungle can be described as a fusion of hip hop, techno, house and reggae/dub/dancehall. It typically boasts an expansive bass drum beat (“Amen break”) which is often used to construct complex breakbeat phrases. To provide added texture, producers will sample background sounds such as sirens or applause. More recent developments have included a return to slower tempos (110-130 bpm), more experimental production techniques and vocal samples akin to those employed by early rave producers such as LFO or The Prodigy.
Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes. The style is characterized by fast tempo breaks, heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples and synthesized effects, combined with multi-layered amen break and reggae or dancehall-inflected bass lines. The first use of the word jungle was by British DJ Kenny Ken in 1992; it was later popularized throughout the decade by drum and bass DJs such as LTJ Bukem. Jungle became a major subgenre within the UK hardcore techno scene and spawned several subgenres including drum and bass, darkcore and ragga jungle. As digital music technology improved during the mid to late 1990s, the increased availability of high-quality, inexpensive samplers simplified the process of manipulating breaks. As a result, several variations on jungle’s breakbeat hardcore theme developed, incorporating influences from hip hop, techno and world music sources into their production techniques.