Where It All Began - London Pirate Radio
Large up to the Daily House Music blog for sharing this wicked bit of history about the pirate stations in London and abroad. These stations played a big part in the culture and movement for the underground house and garage scenes. Now parodied by the show People Just Do Nothing the influence of the pirate stations back in the day still live on and in some way have transitioned to digital radio stations like D3EP Radio Network and House Beat Radio. Though that may be a stretch, as these were local guys building up the community whereas digital radio is broadcasted through much easier channels worldwide, both groups are a resistance to mainstream radio and pushing out forward-thinking music by some of the best in underground music.