Jungle Citizenz are a crew formed & based in Birmingham .
The crew comprise of Chris Rockz .. Beady .. Craig Graham and Cheshire Cat MC
The crew was initially formed by Chris Rockz and he already knew Beady & Craig through the DJ-ing circuit in and around Birmingham. Chris got into music production in 2011 and knew beady had several years experience under his belt producing all sorts of tracks from Breaks , Hardcore, Dubstep , DnB as well as Jungle. Having got together with Beady they produced a couple of reggae jungle tracks and with these receiving great feedback Chris then suggested they form a crew or collective if you like.
After some thought Chris and Beady came up with name Jungle Citizenz . It seemed to sound right so they stuck with it . They then bought in mutual friend & local Dj Craig Graham another great Dj with tons of experience . They all have similar backgrounds growing up in inner city Birmingham and share a love for underground music .
Jungle Citizenz are heavily influenced by the reggae/ragga dance hall sound they have gone onto produce tracks and remixes of some of the biggest reggae tunes about. Securing official releases of Morgan Heritage’s huge track down by the river and Barrington levy and Beeniemans track 2 sounds .
Jungle Citizenz have gone on to have a string of releases with RIQ/Yardrock records, Manic beats records and Extended Beats records.
It didn’t take long for ravers to like their sound and top producers from around the world have given them some fantastic support and advice, especially their very own mic controller Cheshire Cat . Cheshire travels around with the lads jumping on the mic from time to time. So the lads then decided to bring in Cheshire as a permanent fixture as his voice really lends itself perfectly to their sound . Cheshire is a vastly experienced mc with some of the biggest sound systems around the country and has worked with the mighty Leftfield, and has a platinum disc to prove his success and so it was sealed Cheshire Cat was now a member of the Jungle Citizenz .
They are currently involved in some really exciting projects with some top artists on the Jungle/Dubwise scene .. GMC (Germany) & Rcola (Canada) just to name a couple. They have gone onto play up and down the country ever since and have featured on some of the country’s leading underground Radio stations including the legendary Kool London FM and Birmingham very own Silk City.
They have had booking after booking as promoters get to know how these lads kick up a storm on the dance floor and are quickly becoming the next big thing to come out of their home town of Birmingham .
Although they are a relatively new collective . Individually they are very experienced and have played for some of the biggest promotions to date,Chris Rockz has around 20 years experience playing on the scene and has played for Fantazia, Milwaukee’s Jungle fever and Amazon.
Craig Graham has around 20 years experience playing on the fringes of the scene and was one of the leading Dj’s on the legendary pirate radio station Starlight fm. Craig is the tech head of the crew and works on all formats and is the key to new underground music. Craig always comes up with something refreshing and new, and his knowledge around underground music mixed with his knowledge of technology make him an invaluable member of Jungle Citizenz.
Beady is the youngest of the group and he is the brains in the studio and again has huge experience playing all around the Birmingham circuit. He has had successes on the production side of things with a featured number one selling smasher for the legendary Don Golliath . When the Citizens are all together in the studio its Beady who knows exactly how to take a sound or beat out their heads and get it laid down he has that knack of knowing exactly what it is your trying to get across .
Cheshire Cat born and bred in Birmingham,started chatting the mic in 1982 for local sounds like ITAL WARRIOR and NYAHTONE HIFI.
In 1988 Cat Joined LOVE INJECTION SOUND,Clashing with othe sounds like SAXON,SIR COXSONE and V-ROCKE.
In these clashes Cat would hold the mic and tear up the dance everytime,also clashing from yard like STONE LOVE,GEMINI,SILVER HAWK and JARO to name a few…
In the 1990′s Cheshire Cat got a record deal with SONY MUSIC releasing BITE THE DUST,and joined up with the Legendry LEFTFIELD. alongside Earl-16 touring all over the world and released RELEASE THE PRESSURE and CHANT OF A POORMAN
Cheshire Cat also worked with SIMPLY RED on NIGHT NURSE.
Cat has also had a Number 1 hit in the Reggae Charts and over 50 number 1s in Bhangra working alongside with top Asian artists such as Bally Sagoo,Malkit Singh and Sukshinda
2012 sees Cheshire Cat crossing over to the JUNGLE/DRUM N BASS scene and making an immediate impact working alongside top artists CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE crew Aries,Jacky Murda & Tuffist as well as Jungle Citizenz,Mr Williamz,Daddy Freddy,David Boomah,Congo Natty,Tim Ryan
Look out for Forthcoming releases feat Cheshire Cat coming soon !!
Cheshire Cat is a Versatile Mc whether its Reggae,Jungle,Bhangra,Dubstep he is always on top of his game.
Catch the JUNGLE CITIZENZ each & every Saturday 10am-12pm on SILK CITY FM RADIO – Birmingham Area 90.0 fm
LINKS FOR JUNGLE CITIZENZ :
JUNGLE CITIZENZ INTERVIEW WITH RAVE MUSIC 90s
Jungle Citizenz Crew’s tracks