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An Oral History of Plastic People, FACTMAG

Plastic Bar

Skream, Hija, Shona, Chef and others at Plastic People, bar area

7 of my photos of Plastic People, the club that I wrote about here a few weeks back have been published as part of FACTmag‘s Oral History of Plastic People, written by Tom Lea and Nick Wilson (aka Beatnick). Some of the photos had  never really been seen before, like the one above and the one of Skepta and Plastician . The feature tells the story of the club from the mouths of a handful of it’s resident DJ’s, staff and promoters including Erol Alkan (Trash), Seiji (Bugz In The Attic / Co-Op), Alexander Nut (Eglo), Jon Rust, Elijah Butterz and others. It’s pretty extensive and well worth a read. Also included are a couple of photos by Alex Nut, like this bizarre one of soulstress Fatima and a DJ with a cartoon snake wrapped around them. On an aside, congrats to FACTmag.com on their slick new redesign! It’s lovely to see my name in the contributors list, alongside some great people. 🙂


Rollo Jacksons London… On a Regular | Dazed

Rollo Jacksons London… On a Regular | Dazed.

There are a few Drumzofthesouth pics in Rollo Jackson’s documentary about London’s regular nights such as Rotation, FWD>>, Trash, Deviation, Metalheadz. Lots of heads talking about the magic of heading to these clubs (especially magic on weekdays); it’s pure nostalgia.

10 reasons to wish FWD>> a happy 10th birthday | Music | guardian.co.uk

10 reasons to wish FWD>> a happy 10th birthday | Music | guardian.co.uk.

Was very happy to talk to The Guardian about this picture I took at FWD>> in 2005 , when Grime met Dubstep via Skream’s Midnight Request Line. Big up to Kieran Yates for the great article!

Happy 10th Birthday FWD>>

10 years of life-changing music. That’s not an understatement is it? You remember the first time you walked down those steps into the Plastic People basement don’t you? Adrenaline pumped? I was.  Through the curtain into the infinite darkness, nothing but a DJ lit by a red light and an almighty sound-system. I have many good memories of my personal honey-moon with FWD>> many of them Youngsta related and shrouded in smoke. Big up the FWD>> crew. See you Saturday.