Shaking The Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown | Datacide

Shaking The Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown. My article for Datacide issue 11 is now online. I wrote it a couple of years back in preparation for the talk I did at the launch event for the previous issue. But actually it has stood the test of time quite well, anticipating …

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Smiley Culture, Record Mirror April 6th 1985

DIG YA LATER ROOTS TRANSLATOR USED MOTORS, now there’s a story. Car lots in Ilford, car auctions in Mile End. No MOT, no brake fluid, no questions asked. Worth a drink? I should … or rather Smiley Culture should, pal. ‘Cockney Translation’, that’s his Brixton ‘n’ Bow reconciliation, is also the translation of street sharp …

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Smiley Culture, New Musical Express 2nd Feb 1985

1st OFFENDER NAME: Smiley Culture CHARGE: Dread Bodily Harm SENTENCE: A Spell In The Charts REPORT: Sean O’Hagan MUGSHOT: Bleddyn Butcher NO SOONER has Smiley Culture arrived to greet the NME posse than he is apprehended: the boys in the blue don’t feature this time round. but over-zealous fans mean a long wait whilst our …

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