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It’s A London Thing.

In Blog, Music by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

With Grenfell Tower still bowling us over, here’s a track from late 2016 that captures some of the raw rage of a divided London. It’s from Jammz and was put on his I Am Grime label. It’s essentially a refix of Scott Garcia’s 1997 UK garage classic It’s A London Thing. While the original bumped along with a good time swagger, Jammz flips the mood on this one to dish some reality … Read More

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The Protesting Crowd.

In Art, Blog, Culture, Politics by Caitríona DeveryLeave a Comment

Joy Gerrard is an Irish artist based in London. Her recent work depicts protests in cities, expressionistic crowds spilling and surging within static architectural frames. She takes mundane and iconic images from newspapers and the internet, and turns them into ink paintings of different sizes. The act of reproducing these images draws attention to the spectator as witness and asks whether media coverage is ever neutral. Caitríona Devery spoke with … Read More

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#Disrupting Big-Tech.

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Video from @UVWunion yesterday. @Deliveroo workers only willing to negotiate collectively not individually. pic.twitter.com/ZSLvThYNhb — Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) August 12, 2016 Crowdfunder to support the striking Deliveroo drivers, please donate and share if you can! @IWGB_CLB https://t.co/5nJfwewoeq — Matt Turner (@MattTurner4L) August 12, 2016 Deliveroo drivers and riders in London will be now striking for the third consecutive evening. The strike is in relation to a move by Deliveroo to … Read More

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#spareChange: Help London’s Novara Media Build A War Chest.

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Novara Media is an ambitious London based collective of upstarts seeking to break the mould and limitations of left wing media. Today they set out on a marathon fundraising mission to assemble a 10k war chest. Rashers Tierney caught up with Aaron Bastani to get the lowdown on UK alternative media and what makes Novara different.   There’s a healthy renaissance of alternative media in the UK. I can think of Strike Magazine, … Read More

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No-Nonsense Folk.

In Blog, Culture, Music by Daragh LynchLeave a Comment

London based Stick In The Wheel are that rarest of things – a modern folk group devoid of flouncy nonsense. Daragh from Dublin’s own trad troublemakers Lynched caught them ahead of their new album being released on the 25th. He couldn’t think of any good questions, so he got his drunk mates to help.   You lads have your first full length album coming out this month. Can you give … Read More

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The Roots Of Rave.

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There’s no messing with Jerome Hill. The man’s an icon of the London underground and if you’ve ever been looking enough to see him play out, you know he carries around more classics than a lost librarian. Jerome Hill uses his show on Kool FM to explore the roots of rave. It’s always a heady box of tricks with shows as diverse as hip hop and hardcore,  back to backs with Mark Archer … Read More

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#rabbleReels: Slimzee Vision.

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This new documentary just landed about grime legend DJ Slimzee. He famously received an ASBO for his pirate radio activities, banning him from any roof above four storeys. Slimzee was central to the establishment of RinseFm and a whole tonne of other shit. Rollo Jackson’s videography is a bit distracting with your brain “shouting hold the fucking camera steady dude, it’s a music doc not another shit sequel to the … Read More

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14 Tracks For Carnival.

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14 Tracks is a rather neat side project from the people behind Boomkat. It’s a very simple process of curation where tracks revolving around a theme are neatly fitted together for  download. As Notting Hill Carnival is on the horizon, they’ve just released this grab bag of modern carnival hype tunes. It carries sufferers dancehall from Popcaan, catchy kwaito form Tshepang, future Rnb via Bok Bok and the epic come up … Read More

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The Green Line

In Blog, Culture, Interviews by Fedayn1 Comment

THE first of a two-part radio documentary about the Irish in London will air on RTÉ Radio 1 this week. The Green Line and The Green Cab are produced by Irish Post journalist Robert Mulhern for RTÉ’s Documentary on One series. Each programme will look at the Irish experience in the English capital through the stories of ordinary people. Speaking about the documentary Mr Mulhern said: “This is a collective story linking a street drinker, boxer, singer, … Read More