How relevant is the Jamaican/Afro-Caribbean influence on Jungle/ Drum and Bass?

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  1. JasperParrot

    JasperParrot New Member

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    I'm writing an essay on Jungle as a subculture and I need to gather some first hand research, if any of you could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated!

    Basically, is the term 'subculture' applicable to the Jungle/ Drum and Bass scene and could it also be linked in this way to Dubstep/ Grime etc.

    and how relevant do you feel the Jamaican/Afro-Caribbean influence has been on the scene?

    thanks for your help!
     
  2. jmzmaloney

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    Thanks mate, i'll do that
     
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    Bwhahahahaha!

    Win.
     
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    As soon as i saw the title i knew it would be a "im doing this disseration for uni right, and i want you to answer it for me"
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Jungle used many Afro-Caribbean references as there were alot of Afro-Caribbean producers of Jungle and the soundsystem and soundclash culture was very prevalent in London when Hardcore/breakbeat/jungle started to emerge, this goes for grime but not so much dubstep although the sound is based on dub/dancehall.

    I think you need to do a lot of research yourself.

    Try reading 'All Crews'.
     
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    Exactly. End of the day it's not like we're getting graded! Lazy students! :teeth:
     
  10. JasperParrot

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    Haha I thought this might happen!

    Cheers Gloxxy I've read Brian belle-fortunes book it was dead useful. also this one if anyones interested.
     
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    You also need to look at the work of King Tubby.
     
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    Ta Gloxxy, yeah that's the one I've read. Also talked a bit about tubby and lee perry and early dub and afrofuturism

    I'm posting here really because I need to give evidence of first-hand research, so i was looking for peoples opinions mostly.
    Thanks for helping though
     
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    oh yeah, and acid flash
     
  15. SmallVictoriez

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    JasperParrot, I sent you a private message with a bit of an American perspective. Probably irrelevant to your essay though.