Black Junglist Alliance announce their plans for 2021
The Summer of 2020 saw the Black Junglist Alliance form and develop in a multitude of ways. Securing a presence across social media they began to put out a consistent array of content. The most notable was their series on Instagram during the UK’s Black History Month in October, which saw a set of short videos from varying artist’s detailing their ‘Junglist History’, first hand.
This history lesson has continued with Black Junglist Alliance‘s #throwbackthursday posts which celebrate and detail actual achievements of influential Jungle Drum and Bass labels such as Shut Up and Dance, Renegade Hardware and V Recordings. The launch of the YouTube channel has seen BJATV bring new music in the form of well-produced tracks by likes of Loxy & Ink, Chris Chords and more recently that of the legendary JustJungle (subscribe here). The channel is also home to the Alliance Sessions which is a showcase of artists from across jungle drum and bass, from the starting blocks to the newest on the block.
DJ Breakout stepped up for his set and says “I can see that their work is making a huge difference already. Special thanks to Chris Inperspective and the rest of the BJA team for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for BJA”.
The Christmas and New Year’s specials saw the first of the duo sets with DJ and MC together. Christmas brought an incredible set from DJ Nicky Best and co-founder Neil Stevens aka Shylo MC who says “I’m really proud of what we are delivering and building here.”
Kool FM regulars DJ Uno and MC Melo D brought in the New year and see’s the end of the first season for the Alliance Sessions. Making way for a change in format in 2021, it will be brought back for season two in the near future!
2021 will not only see a change to the Alliance Sessions but an expansion of BJATV. Having recently conducted an interview with the Stevie Hyper D Foundation about their up-and-coming documentary on the innovative mic man himself, BJATV will see them continuing their commitment to educate, celebrate and acknowledge the scene and the music’s vast achievements with interviews from various artists and industry members.
Staying in line with their goal set 2021 will see Black Junglist Alliance launching a ‘Creative Project’ aimed at “giving artist’s what it is they have been asking for most from us” says co-founder Chris Walton “connections and feedback.”.
Things are clearly continuing to grow and move forwards for the Black Junglist Alliance team with even talks of a merchandise line too, it seems as though nothing is stopping them.