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Taking you on a nostalgic journey back in time through big-name interviews with the legendary DJs, MCs, producers, promoters and pirates who got you dancing through the rave-era, and who you’ve loved ever since.

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Taking you on a nostalgic journey back in time through big-name interviews with the legendary DJs, MCs, producers, promoters and pirates who got you dancing through the rave-era, and who you’ve loved ever since.

    Happy Birthday, Thank You & Goodbye from ROAR x

    Happy Birthday, Thank You & Goodbye from ROAR x

    To you the ROAR Crew, We are proud and humbled to today celebrate ROAR’s first birthday by bidding you farewell, and sending out a MASSIVE thank you for all of your support, in whatever shape that took, since our launch this time last year. ROAR was always meant to be a lockdown project to bring a smile to the faces of ravers while journalistically chronicling the rave scene and with raves on their way back, lockdown (sort of) lifting, and Latch expecting his second kid in September and having to do some paid work, our first birthday this week seemed...

    • 10 min
    Hospital Records CEO London Elektricity, 3/3 – Weathering a potentially fatal storm

    Hospital Records CEO London Elektricity, 3/3 – Weathering a potentially fatal storm

    HOSPITAL RECORDS co-founder & CEO, LONDON ELEKTRICITY, speaks publicly in an interview for the very first time about allegations of racism that consumed the label in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement, in this the final part of ROAR’s engrossing marathon three-parter with one of the most influential figures in rave music. The DJ & producer AKA TONY COLMAN admits he was initially “furious” Hospital had been accused of being a racist organisation by Black former employee CHRIS INPERSPECTIVE, which went viral online causing a huge storm in the jungle drum and bass scene....

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Hospital Records CEO London Elektricity, 2/3 – Things Can Only Get Better

    Hospital Records CEO London Elektricity, 2/3 – Things Can Only Get Better

    HOSPITAL RECORDS co-founder and CEO TONY COLMAN reveals exclusively to ROAR about his decision to step down after a difficult last year, in part 2 of our exclusive mega-interview. Some 12 months after the label was caught in a storm of allegations of racism, Tony AKA DJ and producer LONDON ELEKTRICITY explains he wants to focus on performing and producing as he moves into his sixties. Beginning with a discussion about how his label’s rise coincided with New Labour’s landslide 1997 General Election win which was set to the sound-track of D:Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better and ‘Cool Britannia’,...

    • 45 min
    Hospital Records founder London Elektricity, 1/3 – The Doctor will see you now

    Hospital Records founder London Elektricity, 1/3 – The Doctor will see you now

    ROAR gets typically deep with LONDON ELEKTRICITY, one of the most influential names in the current drum and bass jungle scene, and co-founder of arguably its biggest label HOSPITAL RECORDS. Through his work Hospital, the DJ, producer and event promoter AKA TONY COLMAN has been hailed by some for changing the face of drum and bass and jungle by helping push it to a more mainstream audience. But last year Tony and the label faced allegations of racism by a Black former staff member and the wider public. In this mega three-part interview no stone will be left unturned and...

    • 51 min
    Jumping Jack Frost, 3/3 – Old versus new from the rave legend who’s seen and done it all

    Jumping Jack Frost, 3/3 – Old versus new from the rave legend who’s seen and done it all

    Rave originator JUMPING JACK FROST rounds up his three-part interview with ROAR by moving into the modern day and assessing the many positives, and some negatives, of the current drum and bass scene, while comparing the then and now. Praising ANDY C for his huge success which continues to push the music into the mainstream, Frost AKA NIGEL THOMPSON also addresses recent claims of racism and ‘whitewashing’ which came to the fore when his label V RECORDINGS was not featured in last year’s Drum and Bass Arena documentary about the history of the scene, and why until recently there have...

    • 36 min
    Jumping Jack Frost, 2/3 – Exploring the human cost of helping drum and bass go global

    Jumping Jack Frost, 2/3 – Exploring the human cost of helping drum and bass go global

    ROAR gets gritty with JUMPING JACK FROST in the second of our three-part interview as he opens up about the dark times that he and the jungle scene endured and how both have thankfully bounced back…and some! In typically honest fashion, the unashamed former bad-boy from the streets of Brixton AKA NIGEL THOMPSON admits he revelled in the violent times jungle experienced in the mid-90s, before he helped change the face of drum and bass by winning the Mercury Music Prize with RONI SIZE & REPRAZENT, who Nigel and his V RECORDINGS co-owner BRYAN GEE had discovered several years earlier....

    • 42 min

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