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.
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.
Tags: Tags: calypso, Carnival, Dancehall, festival, International Airspace, jonathan may, London Fields Radio, notting hill carnival, Reggae, Soca, Trinidad & Tobago
Posted on: August 24, 2014
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’!
Transounds Twitter and Facebook:
Dirty Basin – soundcloud.com/dirty-basin
Electric Wire Hustle – www.electricwirehustle.com/
Stacy Ann Chin – www.facebook.com/staceyannchin
Tags: Tags: Carnival, Dub, London Fields Radio, Reggae, Transounds
Posted on: September 5, 2012
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.
Tags: Tags: 1940s, calypso, diamond jubilee, jubilee, Reggae, street party, Tropical
Posted on: May 28, 2012
In May 2012, London Fields Radio returned to multi-arts, multi-venue festival Land of Kings in Dalston to host an evening of pop-up radio with guests and hosts from across the festival line-up. We took over the Print House Gallery until midnight with a special selection of shows.
In the first podcast (one of seven) London clubbing kingpin Tayo Popoola delves into Dalston’s rave history with former Four Aces manager Newton Dunbar and discusses the area’s future with Legacy in the Dust’ director Winstan Whitter.