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Club-centric tunes exemplified by rhythmic complexity, repetition with subtle variations, the significance of the drum, melodic interest in bass frequencies and breaks in pitch and time. Depending on the drum pattern, some Junglist tracks may fall into this Drum n Bass category, or be tagged with a more suitable category such as Club or Dubbeat.

The Jukebox Pick (of 461):

 Taa Deem

 (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)

 Asian Dub Foundation

 10 out of 10 “Utterly perfect” Drum n Bass

 As the Wiki tells, “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997) was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.” The original “Taa Deem” (an all-time classic in my book) was his own composition, and was first issued on his album “Mustt Mustt” (Real World Records CDRW-15, 1990). The decision of London's Asian Dub Foundation to sample Ali Khan's vocals for their pounding dub-d-n-b version in 2000 was genius; the highly charged collective fused naturally with the late singer's intensity. If they intended it as a tribute to the man (he died 3 years earlier) then it succeeded brilliantly; this was a collaboration made in heaven.

Some favourite artists:

Asian Dub Foundation, Amon Tobin, Architect, DJ Shadow

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