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Ravers Are the Experts: We Love Machines

Ravers love machines, more than most people, and we are really, really good at it. We are probably the best on the planet at loving machines, because we get such incredible amounts of fun out of them. You could argue that gamers are just as good as ravers at having fun with machines. I have […]

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How to be a Raver: The Powers of the Hands

JUngLEkalenderen loves the hands of skillful dj’s and anything made by hand, really. We like vinyls picked by hand at the record shop and mixed by hands on the decks. I have written hundreds of articles on electronic music, but the ONE article that I keep jumping back to is the article on Son Kite, […]

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How to be a Raver: Nectar of the Gods

To everyone out there who enjoyed How to be a Raver: Food of the Gods – here’s the drinking version. Featuring mystical garden potions, synchronous drinking tricks, bottle magic on the dancefloors, electric boogie coffee, Ohoi! rum, people pouring bubbles like experts, and a little bit of schnapps and glögg. DID YOU MISS A DAY […]

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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 […]

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Jungle Feelings: The Weird Faces Special – Extended Mix

Ravers are effortlessly good-looking because of their glowing I-have-danced-all-day-in-the-sun skin, their beaming eyes and their positive attitude towards life. But not in a vain way. Vanity (or pride, if you want) is one of the 7 deadly sins, as anyone who has seen David Fincher’s “Se7en” from 1995 might remember. Or read Dante’s The Divine […]

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How to be a Raver: Food of the Gods

Some people think that ravers don’t eat, but this is obviously one of many misconceptions about the rave scene. It goes without saying that to dance for eight hours straight, you need proper fuel for the body. After a series of unlikely coincidences, an international crew of junglists and psytrancers meet up for dinner at […]

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Jungle Confessions: “I love the crazy mix of reggae bass and sound effects”

Whohooo, it’s time for an energetic Q&A with the one and only Dj 2000F aka Frederik Birket-Smith aka dj Zoooooooof aka Jungle Professor Birkvit-Smith aka Frederick, original junglist, sound effect enthusiast and head of the Strøm festival. 2000F is a bit of a story teller, so let’s dive right in. You have 20000 words and […]

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The Tim Driver Special: Tim Driver looking at things

To keep OCD people everywhere happy, the JUngLE calendar dedicates day 10 to everyone who likes order, square angles and the dark arts of number magic. For those of you wondering what a Tim Driver special is – here’s a repetition of the first question of day 5 of the Jungle calendar: So, Tim, what’s […]

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Jungle Feelings: The Weird Faces Special Part II

Vanity (or pride, if you want) is one of the 7 deadly sins, as anyone who has seen David Fincher’s “Se7en” from 1995 might remember. If not, it’s worth a rewatch. Or read Dante’s The Divine Comedy for more gory details on the deepest level of Purgatory. Yes, I am totally picking up from the […]

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Blasts from the Past: Ohoi! turns 6

We are going deep underground today, somewhere hidden, where pigs, bottles of rum and graffiti go to die. After a bit of mixing and blending, everything gets reborn in new forms. This is the 6th anniversary of Ohoi! There are lots of presents and give-aways in the photos, but do not feel left out. There […]

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