Various Artists

Jungle Flavours

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Jungle Flavours was a solid if forgettable anthology of leisured productions, fitting right into 1997's sedated drum'n'bass scene. Difficult as it is to downplay the inherent frenetic qualities of the genre, those on hand proved capable. Adam F, years before he returned to hip-hop circles, made acoustic-drenched vibrations out of approachable jazz in the widely popular "F Jam," and the likes of Dust and Skin 4 went for melancholic space dub while Dillinja's haunting mix of Indo Aminata's "Love Will Be on Your Side" played with sonic levels like a churlish ambient techno record. All an uncommercial sound that demanded a proper exploration someday.

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