Hi everyone. I'm writing a paper on the origins of Drum & Bass and the subculture that grew out of it for a college musicology course. I'm looking to interview some people regarding their experience with DnB and I think this forum would be a great place to get a diversity of responses. If you're interested, all you have to do is respond to the questions below and either post your response in this thread, or if you'd prefer, send them to me via PM. Please include your name, age, location, and level of involvement with DnB (eg; fan, producer, dj, mc, etc.) If you are uncomfortable with providing your full name, just a first name with a last initial should be fine. Please keep responses somewhat concise since there are quite a few questions, a nine page response is of no use to me. Thanks everyone, I hope you enjoy answering these questions. Questions: 1. How long have you been listening to Drum and Bass? How did you get into the music? What did you find appealing about the music? 2. In what settings do you enjoy the music the most (driving, partying, at home, etc)? What is the ideal setting to experience drum and bass? 3. What stereotypes are associated with being a fan of Drum n' Bass? Does it involve a particular lifestyle? 4. Are any certain drugs associated with Drum n' Bass? How important are these drugs to the music? 5. What level of engagement with the music would you say the 'average' Drum and Bass fan has when compared to other genres of music? Do most live the music, or are most just casual listeners? 6. Would you agree that there is a global culture to Drum n' Bass? In what sense (if any) would a fan from the UK, USA, and a fan from elsewhere (choose a location) relate to one another? How would they differ? 7. What is a junglist? Do you consider yourself a junglist? Do junglists differ from other DnB fans? Has the idea of a junglist changed over time? 8. Has Drum n' Bass remained true to its roots throughout the years? Is the music mainstream? Who profits from Drum n' Bass? Is there something wrong with this? 9. Please explain, to your understanding, the roots and influences of Drum n' Bass. 10. Are some genres of Drum n' Bass more authentic than others? Is Drum n' Bass more authentic than other types of EDM (eg; House, Trance, etc)?