Marcus Upbeat’s Bluebeat Show Vol.1

LFR is proud to Introduce Marcus Upbeat’s, Bluebeat Show.
Specialising in Jamaican music – Reggae and Ska from the 60s and 70s on original vinyl.
Catch him during his Sunday residency at the Royal Sovereign in Clapton.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

International Airspace: This Is England

On this month’s show we’re reframing notions of ‘Britishness’ with sounds and voices from across England. From reggae to grime, jazz to jungle, we’re countering the post-referendum image of ‘Little-England’ playing a plethora of music that’s distinctly British and could only be born in the UK.

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Posted on: August 14, 2016

International Airspace: Carnival

As costumes are prepared and sound-systems are rigged on the morning of Notting Hill Carnival 2014, International Airspace takes you on a journey through Carnivals past, present and future playing a colourful mix of calypso, soca, dancehall, reggae bashment and some sounds from Trinidad & Tobago that are at the heart of of one the world’s largest street festivals.

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Posted on: August 24, 2014

Transounds, Vol. 9

Transounds will be travelling through the global soundscapes, playing music that will provoke images and feelings of people and subcultures worldwide.


This month’s show is based on the widespread Jamaican custom called Pardner. Pardner is an established method of saving outside the formal banking system that Caribbean’s that first settled in the UK used. If you’re recovering from any post Carnival blues, all songs featured have a Dub and Reggae vibe to ‘Satisy Your Soul’!


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Dirty Basin –

Electric Wire Hustle –

Stacy Ann Chin –

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Posted on: September 5, 2012

The Wilton Way Café Jubilee Special: 1950s

The Wilton Way Café and London Fields Radio present a special series of podcasts from 1902 to 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ahead of their free street party on Sunday June 3.

Presenters on Hackney’s micro radio station count down the eras, from the 1900s to 2000s, commemorating the best (and worst) of the decade with music, commentary and LFR’s distinct DIY flavour.

Our 1950s podcast is a tropical special from the Soul Report, a time when young calypsonians brought their unique Trinidadian sound to British shores. Soul Report’s Will Coldwell (DJ Royale) and Matt Wheeler (Vinyl Matt) showcase brass bands to 60s funk and from hip hop to nu-soul. They’ve a special guest appearance from Nostalgia Steelband, featuring bandleader and Hackney resident, Lionel McCalman.

For more information on The Wilton Way Jubilee Street Party on June 3, click HERE.

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Posted on: May 28, 2012