Club of the week: Rinse FM Christmas Party, Fabric, London EC1
Saturday 22 December 2012
Rinse FM came of age in 2012 as it marked 18 years in radio. Initially spawned as a pirate station, it has since 2010 been a licensed station, and all the while an incubator and nurturer of underground sounds and talent.
For example, Rinse supported dubstep and grime for years before they entered mainstream consciousness, and it provided a platform for artists including Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy, Katy B, Skream and Benga.
Rinse FM's Boxing Day Fabric takeover features more than 50 DJs and artists, including grime MCs P Money, Scrufizzer and Blacks, convivial jungle revivalist Uncle Dug, drum'n'bass/dubstep/crack house trailblazer Zinc, dancehall don-dadas the Heatwave, funky house fiends Marcus Nasty and Roska, and mindstep pioneer Crises.
Naturally, in this day and age, you can have a virtual rave by tuning in live and direct via rinse.fm. As they say in pirate radio land, "Keep it locked."
(020 7336 8898; fabriclondon.com) Wed
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