Episode 39

Published on:

4th Oct 2022

#039 DJ Spoony

The feedback to Episode 26 of the show with MJ Cole was overwhelming. But we came away from that episode without the real insider story of the UK Garage scene being told - what we got instead was the MJ Cole story, which was amazing in itself, but missing some of the key details as to how this unique genre of Dance Music unfolded.

This week we welcome one of the absolute best people around to fill in those gaps and really dig into the development of UKG, and that man is none other than DJ Spoony.

As part of the Dreem Teem (with Timmi Magic and Mikee B) he presented the key UK Garage show on BBC Radio 1, was resident at arguably the most important UK Garage night in Twice As Nice, and was a general ambassador for a sound that took over the UK charts and radio waves in the late 90s and early 2000s.

So we get the full Garage story here, as well as discussing the effect of institutional racism on the UK music scene, his early years as a DJ pre-UKG, and his other career in football broadcasting.

I had high expectations for this episode but I think it exceeded them... you're gonna love this.

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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

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Paul Rose

Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.