Vice Style: Inna Jungle Fashion

Great article from ViceStyle showing some of the vintage 90s raver get up; including some top gurning and amazing haircuts.

Full article can be found here, below is just a little.

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Of all the sub-genres of dance music that seemed to pop up in the early 90s I was only ever into jungle. Okay, so forget the later 90s drum and bass and it’s insipid “intelligent” sub-

genres with their elements of jazz and soul. I was actually into techstep until it began to sound like Belgian hardcore, only a million times more intense – as intense as say having your pubic hair removed by a blind pensioner with no hands. But, before all that it was majestic. Born when the hardcore rave scene discovered the breakbeat, jungle exploded around 91, 92. Many of hardcore’s biggest DJs and producers made the transition to jungle, guys like Goldie, Fabio, Grooverider and Jumpin’ Jack Frost.

Even though the music was often aggressive, the vibe was always about peace, love and unity, at least that was the idea. Stylistically, the first followers wore a weird mix of US

sportswear; like team jackets, caps and tees – Raiders, Hoyas, Hornets, Bulls, etc. Those items were mixed with designer jeans, shirts and jackets; think brands like Armani Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren/Polo Sport, Stone Island, Versace V2, etc. Footwear worn was either the Reebok Classic, and all things Nike and Air. Being the 90s, even though this was mainly a club scene, wearing mountain expedition clothes indoors was kind of a given. You’d often see dudes in a big skiwear jacket or snowboarding gear, cap on, throwing a few shapes on the floor. Other unlikely dance floor trends, considering the amount of E being consumed and body heat being generated by the running man dancing, included fleeces, plaid and burlap shirts, and woolly jumpers. Expensive dressing-down was big back then.

Full article can be found here

About Law

Main author and creator of Drumtrip. I have been listening to and mixing drum and bass in its various forms since 1998. Drumtrip was designed to celebrate the glory years between 1991 and 1997.