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An old documentary from back in the 90′s on Jungle and Pirate Radio….

Boiler Room’s Podcast

Fancy listening to some new music? Well, download some of Boiler Room’s free podcasts here: CLICK ME

I’m currently listening to the first podcast – (the Soundcloud link to the first podcast below)

With Terror Danjah, Bruza and Mz Bratt spinning and spitting over garage classics such as ‘I’m Sorry’ as well as slightly more recent releases such as PMoney’s ‘Speak in Slang Like Dis’, it’s a podcast you certainly want on your iPod.

BR #52 Terror Danjah (Ft. Bruza & Mz Bratt) by BOILER ROOM

Jacques Greene

Here at the office, we’ve had Jacques Greene on the spin. The young Montreal-based producer seems to have an ‘old skool’, raw quality to the way he produces his music. Using layered textures of sounds to create a gloomy delirium, and almost weightlessness in his songwriting.

LM008 – ANOTHER GIRL by Jacques Greene

Jacques Greene – The Look (Koreless Remix) by Koreless

Sorted (free DL) by Jacques Greene

Katy B on her beginnings on Rinse FM….

KATY B’s debut album went straight in at No 2 in the charts last week, but her career started on pirate radio. Artists with a background in Pirate Radio seem to be swarming the UK singles and album charts recently. From Wretch32 to Katy B, the UK’s pirate stars seem to be taking over the mainstream.

“I started going out when I was about 17, about the same time I met the guys from Rinse FM,” Katy B says, referring to the pirate radio station-cum-recording stable she’s now signed to. “Dubstep nights, funky house, MCs, whatever. I just love being with my mates, in front of a sick sound system, dancing to my favourite music. With my own music, I wanted to make something people can dance to, but I also love lyrics as well, so it has to be interesting for me as a writer too. I suppose I’m just describing my experiences.”

Before her chart success, Katy had lent her voice to a number of tracks over the four years, most notably with DJ Geeneus’ (of Rinse FM) ‘Good Life’ and Magnetic Man’s ‘Perfect Stranger’.

Katy B & Geeneus – Good Life (Innercity Cover) by Dewse

Geeneus & Katy B – As I by evangeliumbuch

11-katy b-perfect stranger by tiger2801

Katy B talks to Rolling Stone – ‘I didn’t think anything was gonna happen, but that ended up getting on pirate radio and that was really exciting.’

Taken from Rolling Stone, read the full article here

Joining the Scene: Katy B was a fan of dance music for years – “I grew up raving and clubbing,” she says – but it was only when a friend’s brother asked if she wanted to sing on one of his songs that she thought about producing it herself. “I didn’t think anything was gonna happen, but that ended up getting on pirate radio and that was really exciting. I just thought, why don’t I make this music?”

Matt Mason ex pirate radio DJ and author of ‘The Pirate’s Dilemma’

Matt Mason’s bestselling book ‘The Pirates’ Dilemma’ is about youth culture transforming underground scenes into global industries.

Mason began his career as a pirate radio and club DJ in London and he argues that from youth culture, and out on the edges of the mainstream, come the ideas that ultimately change the mainstream itself – whether it’s graffiti, piracy, hacking, open source culture or remixing. In the course of doing so he unravels some of our most basic assumptions about business and society and pinpoints trends to look out for in our future. Because right now, everyone, from the ceo of a mainstream company to a teenager wanting to start the next youth culture revolution, is struggling with a new dilemma: that we can all – companies and individuals alike – be ‘pirates’ now.

And as piracy increasingly changes the way we find, use and sell information, how should we respond? Do we fight pirates, or do we learn from them? Should piracy be treated as a problem, or a whole new solution?

Ofcom create a radio station to encourage listeners to report illegal pirate radio stations – 87.7 FM in East London

A post on the MHz NEWz “Pirate Radio News & Info” facebook page displays a broadcast announcement from Ofcom who have set up a radio station on 87.7 FM in East London. They are urging people to get in contact with them about any pirate radio activity in their area.