Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by stethoscope, Oct 12, 2009.
What year was this?
A little feature me and stethoscope put together on Defection 89.4, including rare photos, article and dj sets
Mikus Musik: Defection 89.4 - Saluting the Pirate Legends
Big ups both!!
im a bit nervous as ive tagged a few old defection djs to a post on it on facebook and now im worried someone might be annoyed by it - just feeling a bit tired/para in general i think! only reason they could be annoyed is because of old photos i guess...
Prob fine but could add disclaimer and offer to edit/remove
Bet you get loads of love for it
amazed how ropey that studio is - look at the speakers they've got! Madness...always sounded so good on air too - nice signal, nicely eqd, good bass
A couple of 90s stories from DJ Clockwork (Eruption/Kool)...
Original Pirate material
Clockwork (and Demoliton crew) still plays on Kool today, but i had no idea about his past...salute
Talking of tales, there are a few biographies getting written these days
Dirty : The Confessions of a Reformed Drug Addict and Soccer Hooligan Who Made it Big on the Dance Scene
BOOK: Rave Diaries & Tower Block Tales by Uncle Dugs - £20
BOOK: Mark Archer - The Man Behind The Mask - £20
BOOK - The Love Dove Generation - £20 (Bunter)
i think there are more than that but i cant remember now...anyone?
Bit about pirate radio and UKG on people's history of pop 1997-2010 on bbc4
Good to see Carl Brown on there - his garage site was one of the first I ever remember seeing about the scene on the net!
New Kool FM studio and 3x webcam
Welcome to Kool London
JJ Frost has a got a book coming out too....Big Bad & Heavy its called
Current station scan (found elsewhere)
875 Raw and Live – co-channel, one dead air the other garage
898 Station - audio quite low
902 Point Blank
922 Metro love
926 Rock - overmodding badly
929 Blessed – Thanks to 4therecord for the ID
930 Fresh Soundz Radio – Dead air, I doubt this was "Slam"
942 True Flavas
961 S Dance
971 Unid, 00soul maybe
1014/5 too messy to tell
1019 Real beat
1024 Wax - Dead air
1080 Love Life
Current most common go to stations for me are Galaxy and City Lock
Not sure if anyone saw this news but Flex FM has been given a licence by Ofcom.
Ofcom awards four new community radio licences
I am very pleased for them as they have been running an extremely professional operation for sometime and I like a few of their DJs. I just hope they don't go the way of Kiss and go all mainstream when they get their DAB and FM licence.
Yes! Saw this
With a community license they shouldn't be under that pressure, hopefully follow the path of Rinse.
Begin broadcasting lol
Lock down your aerial! London's 1980s pirate radio scene – in pictures
did we have this?? a young Uncle Dugs and others
My fav for long number of years was Passion FM - chaotically run, buy a blinding resource for new tunes bizarrely added to well old skool playlists
first time I heard this was on Passion - had to rush out and buy it....
Still in the box......
The Marine Offences Act was 50 years ago today. RIP Radio London, in those far off days of Workers Playtime and the Home Service you were the lifeline and the void after closure was just horrible.
Blimey, you are fucking old.
Well, you said the 'void after closure was just horrible', so I assumed you were at least in your teens in '67, I wasn't & I consider myself old.
Didn't everyone just re-tune to Caroline?
in that case you ought to have got over that some people were born before you.
nah, Caroline was as dull as Luxemburg and reception wasn't great..
Sorry, been down the pub for a late lunch & not stopped drinking, I was only pulling your leg.
Saw the news coverage today, I am too young to remember the 60s, but remember listening to Caroline & Laser in the 70s & 80s, as well as many land-based pirates.
BBC piece on Black pirate radio in the 80's
Black pirate radio: The 'Robin Hoods' of music - BBC News
Programme details for 'The Last Pirates: Britain's Rebel DJs'
Here's the trailer:
Two new stations to my ears (though theyve been on air a while) are NuSoul, somewhere around the 92 mark (i forget where now) - play some okay 70s funk and soul as well as some less good stuff, and 106.5 Project London - seem to play straight deep and techy house.
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