While Rude FM are filling up their weekly live DJ schedule – having just returned to the airwaves – they can often be heard playing classic sets from previous years. This is one such set, recorded several years ago, and is definitely not for the faint-hearted: lots of finely chopped up amen breaks intertwined with cold atmospheric pads and heavy basslines. This is the signature style of B-Key, who has been a DJ on Rude FM since 1996.
Back in September 2020 I posted what I thought was one of the last transmissions by Rude FM on the dial. It felt like Rude weren’t coming back onto the airwaves because their frequency was promptly occupied by a Turkish pirate called Dost FM. So imagine my complete surprise (and total delight!) when I heard them back on the air today, on their new frequency of 88.6. Readers of my other blog will know that I was their regular listener in the 90s, so their return is of a special significance for me. I hope you enjoy this set by Daz, recorded earlier today.
Recorded this set at the end of April on Rude FM’s legendary frequency of 88.2, which they had held onto since June 1998 (after moving from the 104.3 spot that they had started out on in 1992). The station went off the air shortly after this recording was made and now the frequency is occupied by a Turkish pirate called Dost FM, so one can probably say that this is the end of an era! No DJ ID on this set, unfortunately.