80s Electro Vintage

80s Jams on Vision Radio

2 Step Bass UK Garage

Esspee on Project London

House Soulful House

Marley Jaye on Laylow FM

UK Garage

Unknown DJ on Playback UK


Mellow Hip-Hop Vibes and Beatstrumentals on Whoa FM

Ghanaian Highlife

Highlife Selection on Hot 90 FM

From Wikipedia: “Highlife is a music genre that originated in present-day Ghana early in the 20th century […] It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments. Highlife is characterised by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound.” This station is a challenging catch in most of London.

Drum & Bass Liquid

DJ O-Z on S-Dance

Garage House

DJ Fauch on Vision Radio

A bit noisy at times due to unfavourable atmospheric conditions on the day but worth the upload nonetheless.

Jungle Old School

Unknown DJ on Intent Live (Jungle)

Pure fire of a jungle set! Unfortunately I couldn’t figure out the name of the DJ despite scanning the recording several times in the hope of hearing it announced. If anyone knows who did this mix, please drop me a line in the comments or on Twitter.

Reggae Roots Vintage

Cornell Campbell on RJR

RJR is one of the most difficult pirate stations to catch in London because of its proximity to BBC Radio One, which is so wide on the FM dial that it bleeds heavily onto this station’s frequency. Most of the time it’s impossible to receive RJR’s signal without some distortion. However, I managed to make a one hour recording when this interference seemed minimal. Sadly this recording doesn’t contain Cornell Campbell’s full show but that reminds me of a time when most tapes were 45 minutes on each side so you couldn’t record a complete two-hour set onto a single tape.