Sunday, February 06, 2011
The history of British underground music through cassettes of pirate stations
In particular, pirate radio was the catalyst for British underground electronic dance music and hip-hop. Though less well known in the US, genres such as Jungle, Garage, Grime and drum ‘n’ bass were catalyzed and popularized by pirates, especially in London.
A new documentary by filmmaker Rollo Jackson tells the history of this music through the path of cassette tape recordings of prominent London pirates in his film Tape Crackers. The film just screened at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.
(Read full story at: http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2011/02/03/the-history-of-british-underground-music-through-cassettes-of-pirate-stations/)