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Adventures In Modern Music 2 June 2011

A special and extended edition of Adventures In Modern Music as the duo behind the film Tape Crackers rush the studio to bring us A Brief History Of Grime Tapes. Pirate radio tape collector Michael Finch and filmmaker Rollo Jackson will be taking us through a treasure trove of cassettes and MiniDiscs of London pirate stations from 1998–2004.

We'll be featuring some of the key moments of Garage and Grime with tapes from the glory days of Deja Vu, Rinse FM and other stations, with many of the biggest crews and mic clashes from radio sets and raves of the era. We'll be telling the story of MCs such as Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Riko Dan through the radio sets that made them top names in London, analysing the dog eat dog logic of 'clashing' which Grime brought to the London scene, and uncovering the hidden wiring of underground music of the late 1990s and beyond.

The show runs 2 June from 8pm–10:30pm (note earlier start time), 104.4 FM for Londoners, streamed live at; check for info on Tape Crackers.