Jungle Feelings: Stuff that Glows in the Dark (remix)
I’m intensely attracted to stuff that glows in the dark. This is putting it mildly. When I see something sparkly or fluoresecent, I will immediately feel an urge to move towards it – and, if possible – dance below it (if it’s a main floor deco). Or in front of it (if it’s a backdrop). Or in the middle of it, if it’s a laser. Or just wear it, if it’s a t-shirt with an alien reflex on the front. Anything shiny and bright, anything neon.
Deep, fluorescent colours have a hypnotising effect on me. I gravitate towards them, like an insect. Yes, I know, it’s totally a trance thing. But it’s also completely jungle, since some of my best Glow in the Dark Moments of Complete Overwhelm have been smack bang in the middle of the giant, green laser at the London Astoria, while Darren Jay or Kenny Ken was mixing, back in the 90s. Oh, what a magnificent spot. Eyes were completely hypnotised, as well as the ears.
But we don’t have to stick to psytrance. This also gives me a COMPLETELY appropriate opportunity to, once more, squeeze in this darkside masterpiece with one of the most loved jungle samples of all time:
Felt that I was in this long dark tunnel with a very very bright light at the end so brilliant, it was more brilliant than the sun.
That’s what I mean. Glow-in-the-dark is built into the junglistic DNA. So here we go.
Okay, that was clearly a “Sesam Sesam luk dig op!”-moment right there. For more door-opening magic and the scary horror tale of Aladdin and the 40 Thieves (my first favourite record ever), go to The DIY Test: Is Your Child a Junglist?