A Brief History Of Grime Tapes with Michael Finch and Rollo Jackson

I wrote about the film Tapecrackers a while ago – a touching and affectionate look back at Jungle and Garage pirate radio tapes of yesteryear.

My review generated quite a lot of interest and a few people asked about how they could get to see the film.

I’m pleased to say that it’s now available on DVD via Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes.

The film’s chronology ends with the beginning of Grime, and I was left fair gasping for a sequel that did this era justice.

Now The Wire’s Derek Walmsley has stepped up to the plate with an excellent Resonance FM show featuring Michael and Rollo from the film – and their cassettes, vinyl and minidiscs from the dawn of Grime. It’s as good an intro as any to the early days the genre – done by proper hyped up enthusiasts interspersed with proper hyped up music.

If you have even a passing interest in this sort of thing, then you need to check this.

You can listen to the show here.

When you’ve done that there are some complete tapes uploaded here as well. Nuff vibes!