Genre: Jungle & D’n’B

A genre defined by its rumbling bassline and crashing, rolling breakbeats, Drum and Bass emerged in the early 90s from a myriad of influences. Its biggest was Carribean soundsystem culture, which had already infiltrated British underground music in the forms of Acid house and Hardcore techno warehouse parties. Jungle took influence from the music of these parties and brought them back to their roots, utilising the deep, booming baselines of Dub and Reggae whilst also taking influence from American Hip-hop’s sampling of breakbeats. Jungle hit its peak mainstream popularity in 1994 and has since returned to the underground. Drum and Bass remains alive today, being a popular, albeit very much underground music genre, that frequently influences the mainstream.