The former pirate station is to celebrate two decades in existence with a series of events over the next few months.
Founded by Geeneus back in 1994, the station initially began brodcasting from Tower Hamlets, East London, with a focus primarily on Jungle to begin with. Fast forward 20 years and Rinse has gone on to incorporate nearly every type of electronic music, going on to receive an FM license back in 2010. Now based in a studio in Brick Lane, Rinse plays host to across section of the most innovative DJ’s around and is also a record label and frequently hosts events in London and around the world.
Starting with a Boxfresh sponsored appearance at the Rough But Sweet Soundsystem at Notting Hill Carnival (24th and 25th August), the festivities will then go on to take in six weeks worth of free FWD>> parties. Presumably at Dalston’s Dance Tunnel, these parties will run every Thursday for six weeks from 28th August to 2nd October, and each be dedicated to one of the genres played on the station. Starting with Jungle and going on to cover Dubstep, House, Funky, Grime and Garage over the run, the line-up’s for these are as yet unannounced.
Also on the agenda is a take over of Fabric 5th September with Todd Edwards, So Solid Crew’s Romeo and Darq E Freaker all confirmed so far, a pop up Rinse radio store from 19th to 28th September, an Ibiza Rocks session 12th September headlined by Route 94 and a date at Ministry of Sound 4th Ocotber. The station will head to London’s Tate museum in December, whilst there are also collaborations with fashion brand Billionaire Boys Club and design collective Give Up Art on the cards.
For full details of Rinse’s birthday events, head to their website.