Friday 09 March
A History of UK Pirate Radio With DJ Sticky21:30 - 03:00
On the 9th March we rewind to UK Dance Music’s most dynamic period, the decade of pirate radio. Pirate radio was a time characterised as a melting pot for the creation of what is now known as the London sound:
– 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: Wiley, KANO, Skepta, Chip and many many more using Pirate Radio as an essential battleground for success.
For this instalment we bring in one of the countries leading club producers from the height of the pirate radio and Garage scenes, DJ Sticky. His distinctive sound not only made his music unavoidable on the airwaves & in the clubs, but also launched the careers of a number of the UK’s leading talents including the Mercury Music Prize-winning Ms. Dynamite through their song- ‘Booo!’.
We’ll be taking you through a host of the era’s classic hits – Heartless Crew, Pay As You Go Cartel, Roll Deep, So Solid Crew, Ruff Squad and Nasty Crew – paying homage to a seminal period in UK Bass culture.