|Birth name||Karl Francis|
|Also known as||Basic Influence|
|Genres||Drum and bass, jungle|
|Occupation(s)||DJ, record producer|
|Labels||Metalheadz, V Recordings, Valve Recordings, Chronic, Hard Leaders, FFRR|
|Associated acts||Lemon D|
Karl Francis, also known as Dillinja, is a British jungle/drum and bass DJ and record producer.
Jungle is a genre of electronic music that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes. Emerging from the breakbeat hardcore scene, the style is characterized by rapid breakbeats, dub reggae basslines, heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples, and synthesized effects. Long pitch-shifted snare rolls are common in old-school jungle. Jungle was a predecessor to drum and bass, which saw success in the late 1990s.
Drum and bass is a genre of electronic music characterised by fast breakbeats with heavy bass and sub-bass lines, sampled sources, and synthesizers. The style grew out of breakbeat hardcore and jungle in the United Kingdom during the early 1990s. The popularity of drum and bass at its commercial peak ran parallel to several other homegrown dance styles in the UK. A major influence was the original Jamaican dub and reggae sound. Another feature of the style is the complex syncopation of the drum tracks' breakbeat.
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