With influences drawn from diverse sources all over the world -- from Istanbul to Bolivia, Andalusia to North Africa -- Up, Bustle and Out is one of the harder groups to pin down on the experimental breakbeat landscape. Hailing from the English town of Bristol, home also to Tricky and Massive Attack, Up, Bustle and Out comprises producers Rupert Mould and D. "Ein" Fell, who formed the group in the early '90s as an adjunct to their respective interests in non-Western musics, funk and soul, jazz, and experimental underground club styles like house, techno, ambient, and trip-hop. The pair produced an early single, "Une Amitie Africaine" (released on their own Forever Groove label in 1991), that tied these sources together and attracted the attention of a number of labels interested in releasing their material. The pair pursued other interests until 1993, when they re-formed to produce material they eventually sent to Coldcut's Ninja Tune label. Impressed with their work, Ninja Tune released Up, Bustle and Out's debut, The Breeze Was Mellow (As the Guns Cooled in the Cellar), in 1994, which caught the attention of American hip-hop DJs as well as the more eclectic British underground.