Shout out to Uche by way of Mista Jam. If I'm correct, Uche is Robbo Ranx's radio show producer so big up to him. I listen to that show every week. BBC.co.uk/1Xtra Thursday 10pm - 1am. Lock een
Anybody that knows me or reads this knows I love reggae so naturally I love Jungle. Such a shame I was too young to go Telepathy, but praises to the most high and my parents I am lucky enough to have an older brother that showed me about Jungle from his days going to Telepathy. I spoke to Shy FX about them days at Tinie Tempah's #1 party last year. He looked at me like I was crazy 'cos he couldn't understand how I knew. Told him I know about them days through my brother. That put his mind at rest.
In terms of UK music I think it's Garage > early Grime > Jungle > Dubstep > UK Funky >>>>>>>>>>>>> Bassline. Anything I didn't mention doesn't matter. Jungle may have been higher had I been of age to truly appreciate it.
Anyway, here's a documentary made by BBC in 1994. Very interesting to hear that they didn't like General Levy for selling out the music and him going from scene to scene. We criticised UK Funky MCs for that in 2009. Also interesting that there is no mention of hip hop influencing them, straight soul and reggae. Probably the reason why the music was better than it is now.
LOL @ Mutlicultural Programs department. I'd imagine they got their funding cut LONG time ago. Those who watch UK television will know exactly what I mean when I say that. Sorry, we have got Stephen K Amos show... that crock of sh*t.