Present Time: All Jungle
If you are reading this, there’s a good chance that you are thinking one of these two things:
1) Oh my god, who are all these people having so much fun in all the pictures? Are they real? Can I meet them?
2) Oh my god, I miss the good old jungle days where the music was better, the mixing was more interesting and the record bags were heavy… Will things ever be that awesome again? *sigh*
Well, rejoice and be merry, because the answer to those questions are
1) Yes, they are real. And yes, you can.
2) Long for the glorious junglistic past no more, because it is all about to be resurrected in the real world – for one, magnificent evening of bliss. And you can be part of it.
Time for a present!
On February 6th 2016, exactly two months from now, you and me and everyone can experience one night dedicated PURELY to jungle from back in the day. 6 hours of real, undiluted jungle, with no compromises. 6 hours of time travelling back to what the sound and the vibe was like from ’93 til ’95. And a bit onwards.
The event is called ALL JUNGLE and takes place at Spillestedet Loppen in Copenhagen.
The dj line-up is a powerhouse of some of the very best junglistic dj’s from Copenhagen – most of whom were already dj’ing at the parties in the mid-90s and have been some of the driving forces behind the entire scene since the early years.
And LOTS and LOTS of the people from the picture collections of JUngLEkalenderen will be there that night, on the dancefloor and behind the decks.
How do you know this? – you might ask.
I know this, because nights dedicated PURELY to jungle and nothing but jungle are SO UNBELIEVABLY RARE here ind Denmark that everyone who loves jungle will have to show up, unless they are in an actual coma, stuck in Guatemala or giving birth that very night.
Wait a minute, you might say. Things are different now. Tens of thousands of people can hear drum’n’bass on Orange Scene, the biggest stage at Roskilde Festivalen now. Drum’n’bass is popular. Is that not enough?
NO! BECAUSE IT’S NOT THE SAME.
And yes, you can go to Fabric in London every single weekend and listen to drum’n’bass too, if you want. But that’s not the same either.
We want jungle. We want amen. We want complicated drum patterns. That’s why Mariii the Jungle Monster and Chriszka the Time Traveller had to travel to London specifically for the Ribena Jungle party, which is series of small, obsessive parties dedicated solely to PROPER high quality jungle. The Ribena Jungle events sell out in minutes every time. Yes, even in London, a city 0verflowing with every single sub-genre of music you can think of, PURE oldskool jungle parties is a precious thing (you can read about it in How to be a Junglist: Going to London).
ALL JUNGLE: The line-up
But February 6th 2016 you can soothe your jungle longings right here in Copenhagen. With these top junglists behind the decks:
The ALL JUNGLE party will be VINYLS ONLY – of course. So lots of heavy record bags in the house. And there will be smoke machines and lots of army deco. And all your favourite tracks from back then will be played. And Mugge will be going out for the first time in 10 years. A real time machine experience for sure.
Check out and join the event on facebook: ALL JUNGLE.
If you want to see Vitus’ photo series from the Hype party at Stengade in 2005, they’re right here, from last year’s JUngLEkalender: Dancefloors, moshpits and junglistic crowdsurfing.
Did you miss a day of JUngLEkalenderen? Go here –> for the complete collection of #JUngLEkalenderen, both past and present.