Pi­rate ra­dio

Q (UK) - - Girl Ray -

With main­stream ra­dio slow to broad­cast acid house, it was left to pi­rate sta­tions to plug the gap. Cen­tre­force be­gan broad­cast­ing from East Lon­don in May 1989 and played house mu­sic 24/7 – along­side shout-outs to the ex­pand­ing rave mas­sive: “Are you ready, Lon­don? Let’s go men­tal!” Not only were the pi­rates a source for new mu­sic and in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing raves, they also show­cased fresh DJ tal­ent, not least fu­ture jun­gle dons Fabio and Grooverider, who started out play­ing acid house on Phase 1 in South Lon­don.

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