One In The Jungle is responsible for a lot of things. It put the UK's ever mutating breakbeat scene into the public eye for the first time opening the door for the bass that followed from UKG, Grime, Dubstep... Plus the show's popularity started BBC Radio on their path to launch national 'legal pirate' - 1Xtra. Wow.
But even more, it is the reason this very blog was created. Wanting to listen to some old mixes, I came across the brilliant One In The Jungle Archive - home of a huge collection of mixes from the show's history. However, the archive was (and still is) incomplete so I dug out the legendary first three tapes (shows from Goldie, DJ Rap and Roni Size) from my attic, digitised em and upload here. The rest is history.
Now a year later, I have gone back to digging and found another stack of 1ITJ tapes with at least a few of the archive's missing shows in there... Here is the first of these gap-fillers - a massive Brockie mix from the 1996 run of the show. A legend in the game and a long term favourite of hardsteppers everywhere, Brockie was one of the co-founders of the king of d&b radio - Kool FM - in 1991! This combined with a tireless touring schedule and numerous classic releases on his own Undiluted imprint make Brockie one of the scene's heavyweight champions. Download now.
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Brockie & MC Dett - One In The Jungle - 23Aug1996
Source: Sony FXI 60-Type I
J.Bo Tape #26: Brockie & MC Dett - One In The Jungle - 23Aug1996 ***EXCLUSIVE*** by J.Bo Tapes on Mixcloud