How to Be a Junglist: The T-shirt Special (Extended Remix)

When you belong to an awesome subculture, you need to be able to communicate your sophisticated taste to your tribe instantly. You also need to communicate it when you walk around in mainstream areas of society, just to underline how much cooler you are.

Let’s have a look at some printed t-shirt strategies applied by a large bunch of junglists and ravers through the years.

My most favourite JUNGLE top! Oh, what joy, when I found an entire shop in London called JUNGLE. Pretty easy to find some gear that expressed my musical passions in there.
Chriszka wears her most favourite JUNGLE top. This is Roskilde, the most excellent sunny year of 2005 where Ohoi! was playing.
The JUNGLE t-shirt goes out to meet other t-shirts. Much joy. Tim Driver pretends he feels, you know, whatever, man, chicks just dig me.
Chriszka wears her most favorite JUNGLE t-shirt again – and goes out to meet other t-shirts. We are at an Ohoi! party at Basement. Photo courtesy of jonask.
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F.U.K.T. bass player Lars behind the decks, appropriately wearing a F.U.K.T. t-shirt. This is the Infiltrata party, DNBZone at Culture Box, in 2006.
Look at thiiiiiis! So, I was moving flats, and we are wearing matching JUNGLE t-shirts to rise to the challenge of the hard work ahead. /That's what friends are foooooooor.
Chriszka and Svingsen are wearing matching JUNGLE t-shirts to prepare ourselves for hard, sweaty work (we are about to move furniture).
And here we go again. Some months later I was getting ready for the second move, and Svingsen made these t-shirts for the occasion. Jungle Movers Inc. Friiiiiiiieeeends.
I am getting ready to move flats, and Svingsen made these matching t-shirts for the occasion. ❤
Some people get a t-shirt, other crazeeeees get the darn thing BURNT INTO THEIR SKIN
Some people get a t-shirt to express their feelings for the music style they love. Other people just get the thing burnt onto their skin forever. This is Mariiii, expressing herself.
Chriszka travels back in time and makes a statement in China, 2004.
Stebbing wears a family t-shirt at Elektronisk Karneval 2010.
Wearing a RAW t-shirt at RAW 20089 – and an appropriate amount of stuff to drink.
Tim Driver and Garridge Bwoy each wear their own favourite extinct species on their t-shirts at Mariii’s garden party.
Chriszka travels back in time again while wearing her favorite jungle t-shirt (again) and making more (confusing) statements at The Forbidden City, 2004.
Rumpistol teaches the new generation about time travel wearing a t-shirt signaling cosmic friendliness, no matter where you land.
Are you constantly surrounded by needy fans? Frydenlund’s t-shirt could be your solution.
When your t-shirt is super aggressive, make sure to look super friendly in your face. Drop smiles to the world in Nadsat. Pic by Miss Popo.
Nis just wears himself on the t-shirt. This is probably 2002.
Not one single toss is given in this pic.
Not one single toss is given in this pic.
Basic and to the point! Nico DeFrost at the Infiltrata party, August 2006.
Another basic and to the point t-shirt. Nico DeFrost at the Infiltrata party, August 2006. Pic by Miss Popo.
Fuck art, let’s dance. Best photo ever taken of Filur. We’re at the 4WARDshow in Vega, 2004.
A BIG classic sported by the one line Vitus here! (Jeeeez, where IS this? Is this how the basement in Culture Box looked back in the day? A blitz sure kills everything dead).
A BIG classic Junglist t-shirt sported by Vitus here. Take a look at the surroundings. This is how the basement in Culture Box looked way back (before improvements).
This t-shirt! A  provocation all wrapped up in glitter!
This t-shirt! Most awesome, worn bu Sulu. A deliberate provocation all wrapped up in glitter. Much like the man himself. This is RAW (and it says ARE YOU DUMB?).
The one like Kristobal sporting a t-shirt from Dansk Sound Clash Mesterskab 2005. Lion an' everythin'. Pretty junglistic.
Kristobal wearing a t-shirt from Dansk Sound Clash Mesterskab 2005, with junglistic lions and everything. Extremely cool party set-up and great sunset.
If you really wanna wear that, that's the way to do it, Laura! Looking sharp, on our way to the very hot DNBZone party with Infiltrata.
This t-shirt needs some attitude, Laura. We are on our way to the very hot DNBZone party with Infiltrata.
Is that a pixellated chainsaw on Soulmatic's t-shirt?
Is that a pixelated chainsaw on Soulmatic’s t-shirt?
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Yes, it is! IT’S A PIXELATED CHAINSAW! Soulmatic playing live at Rum’n’Bass on a playful toy keyboard, June 2006. Pic by Vitus.
Yes, Chrois! This t-shirt speaketh the truth! (Great move, too). Culture Box, September 2007.
Yes, Chrois! This t-shirt speaketh the truth! (Great move, too). Culture Box, September 2007.
This t-shirt tries to grab everyone's attention. Hand signs thrown in for extra effect. Difficult crowd, it seems. Tim Driver's birthday at Rust, June 2009.
Tim Driver dries to grab the crowd’s attention at his own birthday party at Rust, June 2009.
Ssssshh, don't mention dubstep here. But I am just breaking my own rules and throwing this t-shirt inhere anyways. We're warming up to the Caspa party, November 2009. These guys REALLY know how to play Taboo! :D
Jeppe expresses his love for deep basslines while we’re warming up to the Caspa party, November 2009. These guys REALLY know how to play Taboo! 😀
Pyro wears a magic t-shirt!!! DNBZone, 2008, the EBK party. (Who took the pic?)
Pyro wears a magic t-shirt!!! DNBZone, 2008, the EBK party.
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Here’s a fine collection of junglists at Nadsat, enduring the blitz.
And here they are, Chriszka and Mariii on their most excellent and sweaty oldskool London adventures where... NO WAIT! This is 10 1/4 years earlier, June 2004 - the Ohoi! party at Basement! See how nothing changes. Nice but confusing.
Chriszka and Mariii are having a short break from the dance floor at the Ohoi! party at Basement – June 2004. Pic by jonask.dk.

For more body language, revisit How to be a Junglist: The Dancefloor Moves.

Read about Chriszka’s and Mariii’s most excellent trip to London: How to be a Junglist: Going to London

DID YOU MISS A DAY OF JUngLEkalenderen? Go here:

December 1st: Ravers are the Experts: Slowing Down in Fast Lives
December 2nd: How to be a Raver: The Sunglasses Special
December 3rd: Blasts from the Past: Birthday Bash Edition
December 4th: The 7 best things about being a raver
December 5th: How to be a Raver: Flags and Balloons
December 6th: Jungle Feelings: Stuff that Glows in the Dark (remix)
December 7th: Ravers Are the Experts: Dancefloors Everywhere
December 8th: How to be a Raver: The Mad Hatters
December 9th: Ravers are the Experts: Party Animals
December 10th: How to be a Raver: Food of the Gods
December 11th: Jungle Feelings: The Weird Faces Special – Extended Mix
December 12th: The Jungle Diaries: the Meaning of Life
December 13th: Blasts from the Past: The Babyface Special – Extended Mix

Did you miss a day of JUngLE? Find the entire calendar here: JUngLEkalenderen.

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