EQ50 01.12.18

For those not yet aware, I’m very excited to be part of new venture EQ50 – an advice and network session run exclusively by and for womxn/ non-binary people who want to either start, or make progress in the world of Drum & Bass.

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There’s still time to sign up if you haven’t already; simply fill out the form at https://www.rupturelondon.com/eq50, then head on over to facebook and click ‘attending’.

In the meantime you can listen to our EQ50 x Rinse FM special here, plus read our words here and here.

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Acetate 26.05.18

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I’m really looking forward to this gig! returning to the great Wire Club in Leeds to play a More Styles set for Pearson Sound’s Acetate. expect a mix of house, techno, disco, garage, 140/ dubstep, hardcore, jungle, and maybe a little dub reggae. all on vinyl, through a rotary mixer. can’t wait.

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Jon Daniel 1966-2017

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Jon Daniel 1966-2017.

Graphic designer, art director, curator, collector. Creator of the Afro Supa Hero iconography and museum exhibitions; and ‘Jamaicons’, a series celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence, displayed in Brixton, 2012 (amongst other works).

Sad to hear of his passing, Rest in Power.

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The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs

If you’re in the UK, turn on BBC4 this Friday, 29th September at 9pm for a documentary that looks at how a generation of pirate radio broadcasters changed the face of UK music. It’s hosted by the man Rodney P and should be a good watch!

~LONG LIVE PIRATE RADIO~

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Kemistry Remembered

Today, 25th April 2017, was the 18th anniversary of Valerie Kemi Olusanya’s – aka DJ Kemistry – passing. To mark the occasion, Storm released a bunch of photos and recordings from the 10th anniversary tribute event which took place at Cargo, Shoreditch in 2009. It was a heavily emotional and uplifting night full of incredible […]

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Darcus Howe 26.02.43–02.04.17

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Darcus Howe 26.02.43–02.04.17.

We lost another hero. Pioneering Black Panther activist, lawyer, journalist, broadcaster, WARRIOR for the liberation of African and African-Caribbean people in the UK. If you’re not familiar with his work, please read up on him. A giant that won’t (can’t) be forgotten.

May he rest in eternal power and peace x

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Inside tracks: life at the UK’s prison radio station

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In a world that appears to be accelerating faster towards implosion, it’s important to keep sight of some positive things still happening around us. Here’s an article about the work we at Prison Radio Association do, for anyone interested: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/28/national-prison-radio-brixton-styal-inside-tracks Thanks to Miranda Sawyer.   “[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with […]

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