Sunday 21 April
A History of UK Pirate Radio with Plastician21:30 - 03:00
This bank holiday Sunday, we rewind to arguably UK Dance Music’s most dynamic period-the decade of pirate radio. It was a time characterised as a melting pot for the creation of what is now known as the London sound, taking you through the genres of: jungle, garage, grime, dubstep, UK funky and beyond.
Cast yourself back to a time when stations were at risk from both the Police and rival stations battling to pledge allegiance to a viciously talented roster of MCs and selectors, with the likes of Wiley, Kano, Skepta, Chip and many many more using Pirate Radio as an essential battleground for success.
Soundtracking the night: the bass don, Plastician, will be playing a history set.
At the forefront of establishing and being a true pioneer of not just London’s Grime scene, but also the dubstep scene, who better to take us on a journey through UK pirate radio. Plastician might be the epitome of the pirate radio era; with him unearthing new and exciting sounds throughout his 14 year stretch at the one and only Rinse FM. Come through and watch him fuse the link between South London’s dubstep and East London’s grime.
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