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Friday, July 22, 2016

The return of Jungle Fever brings together the best in old and new raving

More than 20 years after it first launched, the club that helped birth the jungle scene is still one step ahead of the game

On 23 July, after a three-year absence, one of the UK’s best-loved and longest-running raves returns to the capital, unleashing the spirit of old school jungle at Electric Brixton in south London.

The new look Jungle Fever has been approximately 18 months in the making, according to Uncle Dugs, who’ll be DJing on the night, accompanied by MCs Navigator, Ragga Twins and Cogee. That’s partly down to the fact that finding the right venue for Jungle Fever’s loyal and discerning community – who are used to basking in crowds numbering between 1,500 and 3,000 – is no easy task given the capital’s ever-shrinking venue circuit. It’s also down to Eastman, Jungle Fever’s notoriously particular co-founder. “Some promoters use raves as a cash cow,” Dugs says. “Eastman’s not like that. If the venue isn’t right for the brand, he won’t do it.”

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