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Category Archives: Afrofuturism & Grime

Afro-futurism: the slave, the robot and the alien


Afro-Futurism is a term recently used to refer to a specific – mostly urban and black – subculture that evolved around dance music, science fiction and diaspora and is strongly interwoven with other youth cultures such as hip hop and techno culture. see articles on this website: Afro-futurism, African-American strategies to overcome racial and social […]

Rave and jungle on UK pirate radio


Rave and jungle on UK pirate radio (June 1998) All through the Nineties, London’s ‘ardkore rave and jungle pirate stations have disrupted the decorum of the FM airwaves with their vulgar fervour and rude-boy attitude. Pirate DJ’s unleash a mad multi-generic mash-up of hip hop breakbeats, dub-reggae bass and Euro-rave synth-bombast. The MC surfs this […]