Atmospheric drum and bass, also known as ambient jungle, artcore drum and bass or intelligent drum and bass, is a subgenre of drum and bass which become prominent in the mid-nineties, although tracks with its traits date back as far as 1991. It distinguishes itself from the other genres of drum and bass by speeding up the breakbeats and reducing their emphasis in the production, and instead focusing much more on the melodic aspects of the track, using slow, warm basslines, clean production and downtempo, atmospheric melodies inspired by ambient and ambient house productions. These elements make this strand of drum and bass into a relaxing, "chill out" type of music, as opposed to the frenetic energy of the jungle and happy hardcore popular at the time.
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