RINSE FM RELAUNCH
and other isht..
Today was a day that many people have been eagerly awaiting for some time now. The reigning champ of all London pirates, Rinse 100.3 FM, launched a revamped website
today, complete with the promise of finally fixing their perpetually non-functioning live stream... and wouldn't ya know, I head on over to the site and... dead end! The Listen link doesn't work!
Now for those of you who have managed to track down some of the low-fi, cut-off-in-the-middle, 6-month-old, and still completely BONKERS clips of Slimzee, Wiley and Roll Deep, Plasticman, and other heroes of the UK underground garage scene absolutely tearing up the London airwaves with some of the darkest, grimiest, most terriblest sounds you've heard in years
, you know the magic that is Rinse FM. But for some reason, the live web stream promised on the Rinse website has, mysteriously, never functioned. All this seemed about to change with the long-awaited Rinse relaunch. Not quite.
Am I being paranoid or is Rinse selectively blocking other countries from picking up its live feed? Maybe only the U.S.... Maybe only me. Rinse FM is selectively blocking ME from listening. That's it.
Anyway, will somebody please tell me if you are able to get Rinse online? I'm going to lose my shit if I don't get to the bottom of this soon.
...AND, OTHER ISHT
Big ups to these blogs, which I've been feeling recently (hitting just the right blend of hip hop, grime, reggae, and miscellaneous other...):
Mudd Up! (from the man like DJ/Rupture)
There's been 'nuff chatter (as Rummy would say) suggestin' the imminent dropping of new Clipse material. Let me just say, I'm on the case. I'll be promptly patronizing my local guy on the corner selling mixtapes out of the trunk of his rimmed up Mitsubishi to see if this matter can't be hastily addressed.
I simply have to get the absence of mp3's on this blog sorted. Hopefully the resolution of this issue is forthcoming, possibly coinciding with the acquisition of said new Clipse material.