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It's a Jungle Out There...

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 15 October 1994

Ask yer proverbial suburban kid on the street, and chances are they won't be into Blur, Suede, Nirvana or Oasis — they'll be hardcore JUNGLE heads. But what exactly is jungle? Where is it from? How is it made? And what happens after prolonged exposure to it? SIMON REYNOLDS — who was raving (geddit?) about this hyperkinetic dance sound years before anyone else on the music. press — tells you everything you ever wanted to know about jungle but were too obsessed with indie to ask.

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