The FCC Shut Down a Pirate Radio Station Broadcasting Alex Jones
Regulators in Texas have put a stop to a pirate radio station operating out of a crumbling apartment complex.
Warrior Mode: Jammz Is the Unstoppable Force Lighting Up Grime
He spits fire, produces beats, runs his own label, sends for the Tories, and performs more often than a West End actor. It's time to become acquainted with Jammz.
I Listened to the New Lone Track over the Phone in Tribute to Rave Nostalgia
Update: You can now hear "Backtail Was Heavy" in full.
How Youngsta Went From a High School Dropout to the Forefront of UK Dubstep
This South Londoner remains loyal to his signature sounds of the underground.
my first club
Slimzee's First Club: Sneaking Into the UK's Most Notorious Hardcore Raves
The grime godfather connects the pivotal 90s rave Labyrinth to his early pirate radio days.
The History and Future of Kool FM, London's Oldest Jungle Radio Station
The pirate station has spent nearly a quarter of a century transmitting hardcore, jungle, and drum 'n' bass from antennas installed on the roofs of public housing estates.
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Worlds Apart: BBC Radio 1’s Benji B On the Real Difference Between UK and US Clubbing
"People should be taking the culture seriously. Club culture is an art."
Ben Sims Doesn’t Trust DJs Who Can’t Dance
"If you've never lost yourself on the floor then frankly, you shouldn't be up there."
Pirate Radio Turf War, Raids, and Raves: Looking Back at the Early Days of KISS FM
We talked to founder Gordon Mac and former DJ Lindsay Wesker about how their station—run illegally out of a Walthamstow tower block through the late-1980s—informed a generation of music-lovers.
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Stockholm Stalwarts Lo-Fi-Fnk Share J-Pop Influenced Single "Pirate Radio"
Fair warning: this track will get stuck in your head.
Ewen Spencer: The David Bailey of Grime
The photographer was there to capture the London scene in its earliest years.
Tape Crackers: A Personal Journey Through London's Pirate Radio Stations
We spoke to Michael Finch who owns what must be the biggest collection of pirate radio tapes in Britain.