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The All Crews book is over ten years of journeys through jungle / drum & bass music and features interviews with all the top artists. However, author Brian Belle-Fortune also delves deeper and looks at the pirate radio stations, labels, crews, promoters and ravers that form the backbone of the scene.

Initially published in 1999 as All Crew Muss Big Up, it was considered the definitive snapshot of jungle’s earliest years but quickly went out of print and became cult reading. Reprinted in 2004, All Crews not only features the original text but also an extensive update.

All Crews has also been translated into Russian and Italian.

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Since graduating from Sussex University in 1994, Brian Belle-Fortune conceived and co-produced One in the Jungle, Britain’s first national Jungle program for BBC Radio One.

His TV credits include BBC South, Channel 4 and MTV where he specialised in underground youth culture, particularly Jungle.

He was also label manager for DJ Ron’s London Some ’Ting Records and has played on London pirate radio stations Rude FM / Ruud Awakening as DJ Zy:on.

Brian was also an intensive care nurse at Great Ormond Street For Children and lives in Tottenham, London and is currently writing another book about his nursing experiences.

As well as evoking the passion and energy of the music, the book is strong on the politics of jungle and the way it has interacted with racial issues over the years.Time Out

As colourful and vibrant as the scene it’s about. Brian Belle-Fortune clearly knows the scoreDJ Fresh

All Crews is the REAL source for tales from the drum & bass side – the D&B bible.Bailey