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Pirate Radio Stations

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I can remember back in the day. pirate stations popping up everywhere

 

I'm from Birmingham and they used to run things, we had Silk City, generally a bassline house radio. everyone used to tune in on Friday/Saturday nights, sunday chill out after a club...

 

The radio was popping back then.

 

Is this now a thing of the past? if so, what do you think killed that scene?

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^ditto

 

in 2014 there's no need for pirates

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Wish there was a need tbh,

 

locking on to a random dial >>>>>> checking out a scheduled show on net radio

not knowing any of the tracks being played >>>>>>

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the 1000's of shout outs to "big jake and his crew drinkin 20/20" did my head in lol

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I miss radio man.

 

For me it was a big part of what made garage/grime so special from the late 90s-2007ish, kept it underground & insular in a way that couldn't happen today. Nowadays everything is on soundcloud/youtube from the jump.

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Pirate radio was a big part of my teenage years, was the only way to listen to ukg and grime and 1 point. 

 

youtube, soundcloud and things like boiler room are basically the pirate radio of today.

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But it's like strutted said

Everyone used to be locked on, u would discuss sets at school knowing your boys would have heard etc

now days u have nothing like that really

so many ways to access the music now.

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The advancement of technology has effected it big time

Silk still going I lock to big mikee and invasion sometimes on Sunday nights.

My station just went back up on the dial but we are not allowed to mention the frequency on air or on social media.

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I could never get signal but Heat FM rips >>> ____

AxeFM wasn't really pirate but it was the first proper internet radio equivalent nah? Cold Blooded sets >>> ___. The hype of catching heads from the ends spitting over your beats >>> ____

Rinse the first time I got my tunes spun >>> ___. Then that one Roll Deep set when they spat over my beat >>> ____

Ahh, why don't I have recordings FFS

 

Nostalgia, nostalgia. Its never gonna come around again. I feel bad for the next generation. Youtube ain't got shit on live radio.

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What was your producer name? I might of even had some of your beats.

 

Remember hearing D Double and Dizzee spitting over 1 of my beats, was super gassed that day. 

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Pirate radio days 2001-2005 pirate radio and grime peak

Had de ja vu, rinse, heat, mystic and various others preset into my system used to flcik through the channels late at night like it was sky

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Catching a sick set on tape>>>>>>>>>>>

Expecting a certain DJ/mc and next sick guys turn up on a random>>>>>>>>

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Pirate radio stations Just use DJs to promote their raves. I don't think they even care about talent since they let repetitive nonsense on all the time.

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back then:

De Ja Vu 92.3

Heat 96.6

Mystic 98.1

Hav it 99.1

Rinse 100.3

????? 101.7

Raw something? 90.6

Sweet 89.4

 

now:

SLR 97.7

Mystic 98.1

????? 92.2

Raw? 94.4

????? 90.8

 

 

I listen to pirates nearly every day. CD collections boring /predictable, even when i make a new CD only gets me hyped for like 2 weeks max

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Wish there was a need tbh,

 

locking on to a random dial >>>>>> checking out a scheduled show on net radio

not knowing any of the tracks being played >>>>>>

 

!

 

Delight on Sundays were special.

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radio was sick but when you couldnt get a proper signal = pain

 

missing or forgetting a set = pain

 

swapping and copying tapes was the one

 

i was in year 7 with my walkman on the sly (these tiimes everyone had portable cd players/minidisc) reciting grime lyrics that only the olders knew about them times

 

listening to radio now is a myth

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Kool FM during jungles peak :Y: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

 

Playing on pirate was a sick experience, looking back now some of the places ive played in.. :lmao: .

some of the equipment I had to work with....magic was done in some studios..for real..lol.

 

when you play a tune and the phone pops off ...the feeling.

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Mystic fm back in the day was kinda cold

Had the best live phone ins

Tripple B military>>>>>>>>

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Was known on my road for sitting with one leg out my window left hand on the arial right hand on the window frame to record crackle free tapes.

Sometimes I used to run to Freeze FM when they had big MCs on to bred as they came out.

I'll never forget the first time I heard bound 4 da reload was while mumsy was picking me up from school. She made me change the station before I caught the credits and had me looking for the tune for about 3 months. Pain. Accidentally locking into a sick DJ on an unknown station and hearing sick tunes>>><<<<<

Limping missions to radios with my boxes cutting into my hand and bashing in my leg. Trying to listen to the previous DJs set on the way to the station to ask about tunes I ain't got.

Drawing girls off the shoutout line and hoping they were buff.

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Miss the days of going on radio

So much jokes times.

Remember all the old local radio, scar3 dem on mystic.. piff city sets with flippy smalls millions of bootlegs. Its a shame

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