Surfacing for a shameless plug

For anybody interested in the pre-house roots of dance music and the pirate radio stations in London that played the music of that era, I contributed to an exhibition opening at the ICA on Tuesday. More details at

I've also recently published a book on the history of London's pirates that traces their story from the hippie rock stations of the sixties through to the start of the nineties rave era. It attempts to explain why the UK ended up with the radio it did, both legal and illegal, and why some music genres prospered on the airwaves and others didn't. Info at

I now return you to the usual UKD slumber...