“Big, big, big.” It’s June 25th 2009, and one hour into his still-pirate Rinse FM show, Blackdown is jittery. An unmastered new track is drifting through the mix like fog, and the host DJ’s voice cracks with anticipation: “I’m not going to lie, this tune is massive.” He yammers excitedly over the second drop, shouts out Hotflush Recordings boss Scuba for signing the track first, and bigs up the unknown producer, Joy Orbison.
Rinse FM has announced a whole new host of residents joining the station for the summer, starting from this month.
In all, there are 52 new shows coming to the station with each resident hosting monthly shows from June until September. Amongst the new residents are Jensen Interceptor, JASSS, Roman Flügel, Pangaea (who will host a separate show from Hessle Audio's ongoing weekly residency), Chaos In The CBD, Justin Cudmore, Machine Woman, Radio Slave and Mor Elian.
Ciel has announced a new EP, ‘Why Me?’, on revered US imprint Ghostly International.
The Toronto-based DJ, producer, pianist and Discwoman-affiliate has unveiled the title track, with the full release slated to land on 24th May.
Describing the background of the EP, which is notably heavier than her previous releases, she has said, "I was dealing with a lot. Anger, despair, paranoia, feeling unjustly targeted... I wanted to communicate that nothing is permanent, that there's always hope for understanding and resolution."
Pirate radio is being targeted by US officials, with an aggressive new law having passed the House of Representatives and set to be put before the Senate imminently.
The PIRATE Act (Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement) was first presented in 2018, but did not receive Senate approval before the previous session ended. Now reintroduced by Democrat Paul Tonko (NY) and Republican Gus Bilirakis (FL), it was approved by the House on Friday 22nd February.
Rinse FM has announced its residency programming for the next season, adding over 40 names to its extensive roster.
DJs including Discwoman’s Ciel, LSDXOXO (who recently helmed our Recognise mix) and grime spinner Oblig have all been added to the station’s roster.
Rinse FM has announced its residency programming for its next season.
The groundbreaking London station has added over 35 new names to its rotating list of residents, including Glasgow’s Big Miz, object blue (who earlier this year contributed to DJ Mag's Fresh Kicks mix series), plus Mr. Mitch - who recently dropped his dancehall-inflected ‘Primary Progressive’ EP.
Techno pioneer Surgeon has revealed his cats aren't fans of his music.
In a new interview with XLR8R, the techno producer was asked about the popular "cat shoutouts" segment on his Rinse FM radio show.
The regular feature involves Surgeon responding to requests for him to say hello to fans' feline friends live on air. He gives posthumous shoutouts to dead cats as well.
The mighty Rinse FM has announced a vast new wave of residents station’s summer season featuring the likes of Jackmaster, Laurel Halo, Barely Legal and many more.
Since launching in 1994 Rinse FM has been one of, if not the most vital radio station in promoting underground music in the UK given its early and ongoing championing of grime, dubstep, bass, garage and other UK-born styles of electronic music.