Over the course of the next 2 weeks we’ll be archiving all 4 episodes from part 1 of our new radio documentary series, exploring the history of British Dance music culture. On this debut episode we talk to an individual who has rave culture and radio running through his veins.
Uncle Dugs has been involved in radio – legal or otherwise – for most of his adult life. Coming through on pirate stations such as Conflict FM and Kool FM, he went on to work at Rinse, in a pivotal role as station manager between 1999-2005. During these years he witnessed the rise of Grime and oversaw the birth of Dubstep, two musical movements that were nurtured within the walls of the Rinse studio.
A committed Junglist at heart, Dugs has hosted his weekly Old Skool and Jungle show ‘Run Come Follow Fridays’ for a number of years, to this day the only dedicated daytime Jungle show on a legal platform. So, who better to kick off the series? Hit play below and hear us discuss pivotal raving experiences, the politics of pirates, and – of course – the enduring power of Jungle.
Head here to hear the full 2 hour broadcast.