Back in the day when I was younger my best friends Dad owned a record shop, we'd reach every day after school to hang out and try to look cool with the older heads. At that age we weren't massively into the music they were listening to but I did love the stories they'd tell us about the all night raves and the girls.
The album covers, flyers and apparel in the shop was what held my attention. They were all so DIY back then, nothing like the albums that was getting sold at the time in the likes of HMV or Virgin.
As I grew older I started getting more into the clothes and the style....a fascination that hasn't left me. I read a really good article from Vice Style about Jungle and it sent me looking for old archive footage.
I vividly remember the World Dance record bags that were sold in the shop and found these clips of the Jungle and D&B rave...
If you're interested in this then I definitely recommend the documentary 'A London Somet'ing Dis'. Part One and part Two. The clothes and styles are killer.
One of the OG's featured in these videos said that 'Jungle brought people together'. He said there were black guys who'd never have spoken to any white person if it weren't for Jungle and vice versa. Surely this was a defining moment in shaping multicultural Britain.