Monday, 15 November 2010
99 Problems is a radio show on London Fields Radio based at Wilton Way Cafe in Hackney which I produce and co-host with Rohyp.
London Fields Radio is basically a radio studio set-up in the corner of a cute cafe.. shows are hosted and played through the soundsystem live and recorded to be aired as a podcast via mixcloud. All this while people are eating bacon butties, reading the Guardian and arguing over what the difference is between a gibraltar and a cortado.
The 99 Problems show synopsis: a 70/30 mix of banter-meets-music bi-weekly podcast show offering insight into the problems facing those that dwell in Hackney. Each show is interspersed with field recordings from gigs we attend, people we talk to and sounds we hear of interest + special guests and carefully selected tunes of particular interest.
The first episode was entitled 'Hustlers of Hackney' and was recorded on Sunday 14th of November with special guest Dirty Barry. Dirty Barry bought the tunes and told stories of hustling cornflakes, speakers and religion.
Listen to the show and you'll hear about the stereotypical hustlers in Hackney and how to avoid them, hustling stories from hustlers and the hustled + interviews from Broadway Market stall holders, recordings from Wednesday's M.I.A gig at Brixton Academy and tunes from Simian Mobile Disco, Busta Rhymes and Curtis Mayfield.