New(ish) reggae fanzine! Tweetah issue zero published

Roll up! Roll up! Get ya scrappy xerox rag! Now sold out. 20 pages A5. Mainly by me, but with contributions from 2ndFade and (unbeknownst to him) Martin. Trades/Blags are welcome. (Images below are a bit compressed – the cover looks redder and slightly less ragged) UK: £1.50 Europe: £2.69 Rest of World: £3.33 Like this:Like …

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No Ice Cream Sound – issue 3 out now!

The Shimmy Shimmy crew have just published their 3rd fanzine. Labour of love: by the fans, for the fans style. I’ve not had time to write anything for it this time and am kicking myself, because I could have been in there alongside: – Exclusive interviews with Stylo G Popcaan Mungo’s Hifi Young Warrior – …

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The Heatwave: Showtime DVD out now!

Apparently some of you ignored my advice earlier this year to get to the Showtime event. It was one of those legendary evenings that I can now taunt you about for the rest of your lives. But all is not lost – you can now shock out to its ridiculous line up in the privacy …

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London Bashment 2011 – an old git writes

Madd Raff was a blast the other night. It was an absolute pleasure to play an eighties revival set with Cool Hand Luke, alongside Benjamin Heatwave on mic duties. The venue was a little basement bar off Great Portland Street, very close to my first ever DJ gigs at the students’ union of the Polytechnic …

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AGIT DISCO MIX AND LAUNCH PARTY

Agit Disco has just been published by Mute Books, compiled by Stefan Szczelkun, edited by Anthony Iles  The launch takes place on 8th December 2011, 6.30pm – 9.00pm at The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London, NW8 8PQ. ‘Agit Disco collects the playlists of its 23 writers to tell the story of how music has politically influenced and inspired …

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Eastman Connection

Uncle Dugs on Rinse FM with a blazing 1991 selection. But even better than that, he gets Kool FM founder Eastman in for an extended interview. (interview commences at about 1:37:00) Some proper history, covering North London reggae soundsystem, early raves, Jungle Fever, and the full story of Kool FM. An amazing bit of …

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Lovers Rock volume 2

Back once again with a seven inch selection by me and post production tweaking, polishing and shining from the man like Paul Meme (check the link for Paul’s new postpunk and techno mixes also). You would think from some of the coverage of Lovers Rock that songs about love and relationships were unique to that …

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Grange Hill – soundsystem session

“Only Glenroy’s records get played on Glenroy’s soundsystem!” Young ‘uns and those outside the UK may not know that Grange Hill was an eighties kids’ TV series set in a London secondary school. It was hugely popular and responsible for lots of school children outside of London adopting comedy mockney accents. I’d completely forgotten this …

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