You’ve seen the man, MC Dino behind the mic. Now check out his clothing – 2017 sees more ignition within the Jungle Punk Clothing brand. Alongside his girlfriend, Christine Bee, there’s a mighty storm brewing, including the launch of “sister brand” Jungle Slut Clothing, a full line for the rude girl junglists in the place.
Tell me about the origins of Jungle Punk. How long has it been around and what is the vision for the brand?
Jungle Punk is a clothing and apparel company that I started years ago to push some of the t-shirt and clothing ideas I had for the DNB scene. It was launched it back in Colorado in 2000 and kept it going on and off throughout the years. I recently brought it back in 2012 with exclusive t-shirts for a clothing company named Damascus Apparel. With inspiration from their designer, Nate Khouli, and my girlfriend [Christine Bee], I have brought it back full time with a plethora of new clothing designs and a vision to take over the world.
What have you accomplished with the brand and what have you planned for the future?
We have plans to do more artistic collaborations with other clothing companies like Drumz clothing out of L.A. and a few others that I cannot mention yet. Due to the success of the Jungle Punk line, we are also launching a female line called Jungle Slut. That will debut in 2017.
My first love is DNB and will forever be These clothes are made for everyone. They are made in a way for anyone to wear, but only the real jungle heads will know what it means. A true jungle punk. 😉
What is the correlation between Urban Aboriginee and Jungle Punk? That’s the UA logo right?
Urban Aboriginee is a crew, a collective of like-minded artists and music makers I founded back in Colorado in 1998. We were all musicians, dancers, and artists that had a similar vision and wanted to help each other out.. Back then, DNB was smaller and there weren’t too many people that wanted to give a musician in our world a break. So instead of trying to get into another crew and follow what was hot at the time, we decided to make our own magic happen and decide our own future. We put on shows, made clothing, made music and managed our own crew. Soon we had fans and packed shows and didn’t need to bow our beliefs to anyone. JUNGLEPUNK was sorta our mascot – A rugged figure who liked his music a little faster and harder. Someone who’d start a mosh pit at a jungle show. Someone who didn’t wait to be discovered but created his own future. A raver with a strong kick. Someone a little more ruff n rugged – like DNB, not a genre for the weak at hear 🙂
Anything else to add about the brand?
This clothing company is near and dear to my heart.. It is at root an identifier to what makes me… ME. Jungle Punk is the embodiment of a person who makes his own future and is not afraid to take it to the next level. We are not satisfied with the norm or passionless life or music, and we are not interested in taking your money and giving you shit. Jungle Punk is a lifestyle that is not for everyone, but if you are like us, it is the only lifestyle for you.