back on the other side
What year was this?
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...Big ups both!!
JJ Frost has a got a book coming out too....Big Bad & Heavy its calledTalking 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?
Yes! Saw thisNot 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.
In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations exploded on to Britain's FM airwaves. Unlike their seafaring swinging 60s forerunners, these pirates broadcast from London's estates and tower blocks tocreate a platform for black music in an era when it was shut out by legal radio and ignored by the mainstream music industry.
In the ensuing game of cat and mouse which played out on the rooftops of inner-city London across a whole decade, these rebel DJs used legal loopholes and technical trickery to stay one step ahead of the DTI enforcers who were tasked with bringing them down. And as their popularity grew they spearheaded a cultural movement bringing Britain's first multicultural generation together under the banner of black music and club culture.
Presented by Rodney P, whose own career as a rapper would not have been possible without the lifeblood of pirate radio airplay, this film also presents an alternative history of Britain in the 1980s - a time of entrepreneurialism and social upheaval - with archive and music that celebrates a very different side of Thatcher's Britain.
Featuring interviews with DJs, station owners and DTI enforcers - as well as some of the engineers who were the secret weapon in the pirate arsenal - this is the untold story of how Britain's greatest generation of pirate radio broadcasters changed the soundtrack of modern Britain forever.