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The story of an enduring music scene born in the UK, that represented the coming of age for multiculturalism in Britain. Told by the people who started it, dedicated their lives to it and cultivated the culture that surrounded it.

As Original Junglists celebrate thirty years of the UK’s strongest underground scene, contemporary artists are continually updating it and bringing it once again to the mainstream, while the Superstar DJ’s sell out the biggest arenas. The Jungle Nation is alive and well in 2024. 

Lead by interviews with the founders, seminal producers, legendary DJ’s and MC’s of the scene, we’ll tell the story of Jungle from the origins, while getting insights and fresh perspectives on the scenes longevity. 

Looking at the creative and entrepreneurial sub cultures, the fashion, the art and the media platforms of the time that flourished around a dedicated fan base living in the tail end of the millennium, before the internet had really taken over everyday life. 

Often overlooked when documenting the scene is the female influence, from the first ladies of DnB DJ Rap, Tamsin, Kemistry and Storm to contemporaries like the MOBO winning Nia Archives. 

A unique element to the film will also be exploring the point of view from ‘The Ravers’, the fans who will evoke the nostalgia and experience of young people in the late 80’s and 90’s, who travelled far and wide to hear the music as well as user generated content, giving insight to current junglists and youth culture around the world. 

With a wealth of exclusive archive, as well as cutting edge animated sequences, that will bring to life anecdotal stories of bygone places, like queuing behind Grooverider at the dubplate house or photographic essays of ravers journeys to legendary venues and events, we will bring this unique scene to life. 

Using the energy and vibe of the music throughout, to create a documentary that will have you out of your seat…“Junglists are you ready?”

Written and directed by Will Thorne, this will be a cinematic take on the scene.

Produced by Ivan Madeira and Mark Lacey

Exec Produced by Yemi Bamiro and Michael Marden