“Jungle music has often been cited as the UK’s answer to Hip-Hop,” say the JM crew. “From its early inception in the 90s, anybody listening to some of those early tunes will hear how much Hip Hop influenced and shaped the sound, particularly breakbeats. James Brown’s Funky Drummer, Lyn Collins’ Think, the Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache, and, of course, the most sampled drum break of all time, The Winston’s Amen Brother, are just a few examples of the many drum breaks which are still used in Jungle and Hip Hop music to this very day.
We’ve decided to do something different for our last event at the Bongo Club until we return in September. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop’s birth; for one night, we’ll celebrate Jungle and Hip Hop music together under one roof, expertly pieced together by two of Scotland’s most recognisable DJs for their chosen musical styles, making for an epic night of beats, rhymes and basslines.
Nasty P has been a bastion for anything and everything Hip Hop in Scotland for over 20 years, supporting artists such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their 2018 On the Run II Tour, KRS-One, Roots Manuva, and Rakim. As an artist and producer, he has a notable discography with five albums, two EPs and hundreds of mixtapes. Aside from producing and DJing, Nasty P also ran Edinburgh’s ‘I Love Hip Hop’ at The Bongo Club.”
The Bongo Club