One in the Jungle

Back row - Shy FX, Goldie, Navigator Middle row - Brockie, Kenny Ken, GQ, Moose Front row - A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Rap, MC Det BBC Broadcasting House in background. Picture credit - Des Willie/BBC Reproduced in Knowledge 10th Anniversary Issue. Photo shoot organised by Kate & Brian Belle-Fortune.

Here’s some classic One in the Jungle shows originally broadcast on BBC Radio One in Summer 1995. Enjoy. Additionally here’s the never before broadcast of the demo we presented to Radio One in 1996. One in the Jungle – Da 2nd Lick featuring DJ Ron on the decks and his brother MC Strings

 


DJ's Brockie Rap and Kenny Ken. Picture credit - Des Willie/BBC


One in the Jungle's A Team

Goldie & GQ

Rap & Moose

Roni Size & Dynamite MC

Kenny Ken & GQ

A Guy called Gerald & Navigator

Brockie & Det

Ron & String (unbroadcast pilot for One in the Jungle - Da Second Link)

 

The One in the Jungle - A Dream Come True

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In winter 1994 I wrote a proposal for a Radio Show called ‘One in the Jungle’ and sent it to Matthew Banister, then the Controller of Radio One. It was on the strength of this that Andy Parfitt invited me to meet him in his office at the BBC's Egerton Housein Spring 1995. Andy loved the title 'One in the Jungle' and adopted it straight away.

The Show’s Broadcast in the Summer of '95 it featured Goldie, GQ, Brockie and DET, Roni Size, Dynamite, DJ Rap and Moose, Shy FX and A Guy Called Gerald alongside Navigator. It was Britain and Radio One's first national Jungle show.

On more than one occasion I've heard or read stories incorrectly crediting the origin of the programme to various Radio One producers. The last story in DJ Magazine cited Wilbur Wilberforce when he was in fact producing Fabio & Grooverider at Kiss 100FM. On further research the story was found to have originated in a biography circulated by the One FM press office in '95. DJ Magazine printed an apology and correction ... Please! Leave History be.



All Crews I described in depth the origin of One in the Jungle - including the title, and here – for your interest – is the original proposal for ‘One in the Jungle’.

 

 

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Featured in the BBCs internal newspaper Ariel. Picture left to right - A Guy Called Gerald, Navigator, Brian Belle-Fortune, MC Det, DJ Brockie. Picture credit - Des Willie.

 


The scrap book

 

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BBFs original hand written notes featuring the artist wish-list.

 

 

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Kate types in the shouts for MC Det

 


DJ Brockie

 

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Kool FM's finest Brockie & Det inside the Radio One studio recording the first pilot.


Kool FM - The True Inspiration for One in the Jungle


Smurf (out of shot) Navigator, DJ Ron, MC Det, 5ive-0, Nicky Black Market,
Brockie, Snoop the Jungle Dog, DJ Hype, The Ragga Twins, MC Moose. Artist: Mal X

 

The One in the Jungle Archive

Iain Hoey found me through the Net with an impressive number of shows which were broadcast after the original went out http://www.iainn.com/mixes/oneinthejungle/oneinthejungle.htm

Thanks also to Luke Elements who sent me this link www.oneinthejungle.com

Check Skool for links to the classic documentary series All Junglists: A London Someting Dis

 

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