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  • feature June 28, 2016

    Fraternization Machine: Simon Reynolds on U.K. Dance History

    Simon Reynolds is the author of Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, as well as books like Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania. Producer Sam Backer interviewed Simon about the history of U.K. Dance. … Read more »

  • feature June 23, 2016

    Keep it Locked!: A History of U.K. Dance in Radio Sets

    Well before the rise of dance music in the late 1980s, pirate radio stations had been a vital part of the U.K.’s musical history. Facing tight government regulation of the airwaves, the 1960s saw pirates like the famous Radio Caroline … Read more »

  • feature June 23, 2016

    A London Sumting Dis: Photo Essay

    To accompany the Hip Deep program “Roots and Future,” producer Sam Backer put together this photo essay of some of the musicians and scenes featured in the show. All photos by Sam Backer. MC Navigator is an absolute legend. He’s … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2015

    Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson and Quantic at SummerStage in Central Park

    Saturday, Aug. 8, was a DJ Celebration extravaganza at SummerStage in NYC’s Central Park with performances by hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson and Quantic. Bambaataa’s set featured some crew members from the Universal Zulu Nation on the mic. The night … Read more »

  • review March 20, 2015

    Kafundó Vol. 2: Roots and Bass Music from Brazil

    Among the many things you can say about music, describing it as “electronic” and or “Brazilian” will tell you less about what it actually sounds like than just about any other descriptor you can think of. So let’s get this … Read more »

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