London pirate radio - biggest/most critical scene in the world?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by stethoscope, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    is this going to be a regular thing?
     
  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Dunno! Bokeh show is a regular monthly thing. I can see you in the chat!
     
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Only mildly intimidated. Lol.
     
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    play some dub :mad: :D ;)
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs: hah it worked!
     
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  7. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

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  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Fantastic tape right here - Kool FM founder Smurff on the decks, the occassional stoned words on the mic, underground hardcore selection - this tape is what pirate radio was all about :D

    "Lovely find earlier in thr rave cave lol.....Bit of Brockie then Smurf on a graveyard shift with some great obscure tracks.....Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
  10. dialectician

    dialectician https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AxoqxhwmY8

    That guy is great for pirate radio tapes.

    also

    Hardcore Jungle Pirate

    Radionecks.com Pirate Radio

    this one for UK Garage.

    UKGLMC
     
  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    apart from that stupid photo of him with his hands not quite around the sun
    and that he passes of some tapes as his when he has in fact just gleaned them off others
    but yeah, nice selection
     
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  12. dialectician

    dialectician https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AxoqxhwmY8

    Beef!
     
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  13. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    NIce day for it ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Talk of 'buying and selling dials' between stations makes me fucking laugh. You run a fucking pirate mate, even if you do think of yourself as some sort of budding Alan Sugar. Market bollocks :D
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Whose bought what and for how much??
     
  16. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    PM ya :D
     
  17. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Norman Jay is on Soho Radio over the summer - first show here.
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    wonderful stuff, and i take back all my slurs about him slacking off :D
     
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Norman on live right now on a Sunday - the world makes sense!!
     
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  20. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    The selection is lovely! :)
     
  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Original Pirate Radio – Lepke Interview Part 1
     
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  22. sparkidee

    sparkidee Member

    New to forums, was bored earlier so googled about pirate radio and up popped this thread. Its been a great read over 25 pages. I come from and still live in Kent on the South East coast and got to say you guys in London are lucky! there has always been a good choice of stations on even if they have whittled down to not many its still better than zero stations down here lol. I have been into rave music since a little lad, my way into it all was when acts like Prodigy, Altern8 etc were in the charts and it sorta went from there. I remember when I was about 11/12 scanning the dial and managing to pick up Shine 87.9 if there was a lift, used to hang my aerial over the curtain rod or sometimes even hold it out the window. We did have a station coming from Margate for about 7 years in the 00s and has been the ONLY station in recent times to come on, but even in their 7 year existence they were off more than they were on.

    When they were off I used to fuck about with the aerial and pick up Charge 90.8, Renegade 107.4 and Lush 107 from Essex. Them stations played mostly drum n bass or garage. Now them three stations have also long gone I can never pick up anything and my radio has been left untouched for over five years. I did a guest slot on a station from Herne Bay but couldnt pick it up where I was only very slightly, so was a buzz doing pirate radio have done sets on them sorts of stations before but down here the scene is dead. Internet stations is what I listen to now, Im part of two but their not on FM obviously. The buzz is there but FM is the real buzz! I miss the days of switching on the radio and hearing my fave sort of music Fr-Sun (very rare pirates round here went on in the week) and it was wicked! especially growing up. I never had the internet when my local pirate came on so it was like an education for me and a reason to dig deeper into the underground music scene. I'm glad the station was on because I discovered so much! being only about 13 then I obv couldnt go to clubs or raves (if there was any in 2000) as I was too young. I missed the boat first time round so have always been playing catch up. I still play old skool plus the emerging hardcore breaks and jungle breaks scenes that have cropped up in last 5/6 years or so. The old skool vibe and sound is still there as is the love but its just driven way underground now and you really do have to look. Its widely available at the click of a button which is good but at same time the buzz isnt there to go out and buy it physically its just download and you have it.

    Pirates are still around but from what I hear from friends/acquantances in the pirate world they say the listeners just aint there any more, the phone doesnt ring. People these days use TuneIn app to lock into radio or other means of hearing music via mobile phones or PC. Sadly I feel pirate radio is dying slowly, just an opinion though.
     
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  23. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  25. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Anyone know what station is coming through on 91.6fm (Hackney area) ?
    I've been listening on and off since this afternoon, no adverts or talking just continuous mixes. House most of the time.
    I tried googling but that frequency comes up as a Sudanese station :D
     
  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    There's a Kent
    There's a Kent station called iFm which plays house on that frequency... You could check their website and see if it matches the fm stream?
     
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  27. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    *sigh* I fucking loved doing pirate radio (Chillin FM 102.9) Saturday at 2 iirc, for about a year - studio in a flat on the 22nd floor of a block on the Isle of Dogs. Probably no one listening but who knows :)

    The transmitter was in top of lift shaft with a cutout rigged to the access door - DJs had to be monitoring the broadcast signal live in case it cut out then you knew it was about to come on top.

    Record bags weren't allowed in case DTI were watching, had to carry records in and out in rucksacks etc :)

    Great days. Have got some shows on tape somewhere, must dig them out
     
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  28. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    wow, real tingle factor there. DBC was fabulous, cheers for posting that.
     
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Would love to hear that....i couldn't pick up Chillin, but had heard it at friends house a bit and it was a good station from what I remember.... Please post the tapes!
     
  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Will do, would love to hear them again myself tbh :thumbs:

    "errr, big shout to the Nigel, hold it down" etc :D
     

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