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David Rodigan ‘Sound System Special’ on Worldwide.FM


Do yourself a favor and take two hours to David Rodigan and Gilles Peterson in session. Broadcast on Worldwide.fm last week, it’s yet another session that Gilles and crew (shouts to Thris Tian) have delivered for the platform cementing the station as one of the best channels out there. It’s impossible to say people don’t care about radio anymore with…

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Keith P Tops Of 2016


Looking back at the records and tapes I shouted at last year and it’s pretty spooky how many artists and labels came back again. Maybe I’m getting old, not playing out as much and listening at home instead, or maybe it’s just the couple of big boxsets breaking the record budget, but the most noticeable shift was towards albums over…

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Radio Is My Bomb: A DIY Manual For Pirates (1987)


Stored on libcom.org (“a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions”) alongside such greats as Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman and Government In The Future by Noam Chomsky, we found this treasure worth shouting out. Published by Hooligan Press in London in 1987, Radio Is My Bomb: A…

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Kamikaze – ‘#LoveIsLove’ Show for Reel Rebels


There’s no way I’d be able to give voice or proper tribute to what happened in Orlando last week. The mass shooting of a lone gunman targeting the LGBT community seemed to highlight different issues for everyone. From the state of the media, to gun laws, to tolerance, to the spiral America is falling in to – the list is…

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James Barnor Q&A – 12.5.16 [LDN]


Surprised there’s not been more kicking around about this; photographer James Barnor will be doing a Q&A at Westminster Reference Library next month, discussing his life’s work and his first monograph Ever Young which was published last year. Born in Ghana on the tail end of the 1920’s, Barnor opened his first studio in Accra in 1950. As a photojournalist…

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‘313ONELOVE’ by Marie Staggat


There’s an essential library of well-known books that you’ll find more often than not in a sound man’s house. All Crews by Brian Belle-Fortune, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop by Jeff Chang and Bass Culture by Lloyd Bradley on the narrative tip, then Behind The Beat by Raph, Dust & Grooves from Eilon Paz and Joe Mansfield’s Beat Box for record collection and gear porn. You’re…

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‘Running Riots and the Days After’ by Homer Sykes


While we’re on the photo book tip it’s worth shouting at the latest Cafe Royal Books publication that we got sent from crew in London. Running Riots and the Days After is a photo zine collecting work from well known independent photographer Homer Sykes, based around riots in the UK / EIRE. Focussing on events in the late ’70s to early ’80s…

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Open Mic Vol. 2 by Ewen Spencer


It’s ten years since Ewen Spencer’s Open Mic Vol. 1, the photographic collection documenting grime’s early years in the nineties to the ’00s of the book’s release. Even a decade on it’s not hard to note what a revelation the book was, especially for those outside of London. Ten years ago youtube was just being founded, Facebook was barely a…

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