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Funk Against Fascism


Back in the dark days of the early Seventies, spurred on by the like of Enoch Powells “Rivers of Blood” speech, the National Front and associated far Right groups were on the rise, and were generally making life miserable for any immigrants in the vicinity.

Rock Against Racism, founded in 1976, was punk music’s attempt to raise awareness of the issue, and to counter the brainwashing of young people by, well, a bunch of jack booted thugs. They organised series of  huge marches and multi-cultural gigs, supported by the luminaries of the day, such as  The Clash, BuzzcocksSteel PulseX-Ray Spex,  Stiff Little FingersAswad and Elvis Costello, to persuade people to turn their back on the fascists and embrace the melting pot of modern Britain.

In 2002, driven by the rise in activity of the National Front and BNP, the Anti-Nazi League and Unite Against Fascism relaunched the concept, this time called “Love Music, Hate Racism“, and carrying forward the founders of Rock Against Racism ideas, in that modern music is influenced by many cultures and traditions, and that it can be used to bring different kinds of people together. The modern run of gigs have been supported by Ms Dynamite, Hard -Fi, Akala, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Estelle,  Lethal Bizzle, Roll Deep Crew and Basement Jaxx amongst a horde of others.

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Ctrl-Alt-TheBeat with Sherlock Ohms ~ 16th Aug ’11


Last weeks show for you!

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tOtALcULt / Bomber Inna Dance E.P.


Just in time for the Notting Hill Carnival, one of this blog’s favourite artists hits us with the Bomber Inna Dance E.P., stuffed to the brim with party bangers to rock your speakers.

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Three on a Thursday #22


I think the improved weather has affected my mood – either that or the prospect of a weekend filled with bass, beer and BBQ is getting me over excited. With this in mind there’s an upbeat flavour to this weeks tuneage – just for a change. Right, enough blathering, heigh-ho, let’s go!

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Ctrl:Alt:TheBeat with Sherlock Ohms ~7th June ’11


More choonage from last week’s Purple Radio for you. Hope you enjoy.

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Ctrl:Alt:TheBeat with Sherlock Ohms ~ 10th May ’11


Here you go guys, last weeks show from the mighty, throbbing Purple Radio

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Lebrosk & tOtALcULt – Dope Horn E.P.


Ahhh, I love the smell of promo in the morning …

If you’ve been listening to the Ctrl:Alt:TheBeat radio shows on Purple Radio or have seen me live recently, you’ll probably have heard me drop tunes from both of the reprobates responsible for the Dope Horn EP, as I’ve been rinsing both tOtALcULt’s Hardcore Cramp and Lebrosk’s amazing I Got You Got The Ooh Wee for a few months now. Imagine my delight when the guys sent me a review copy of their latest offering.
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