Malcolm James

Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, and Associate Director of Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, at University of Sussex. Hi interests are in cultural studies and post-colonial approaches to race, nationalism, youth, the city, migration, music and sound. He is author of Sonic Intimacy: Reggae Sound Systems, Jungle Pirate Radio and Grime YouTube Music Videos (Bloomsbury) and Urban Multiculture: Youth, Politics and Cultural Transformation (Palgrave); and co-editor of Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss in East London (Repeater).


Cover for: Mutualism, massive and the city to come

Mutualism, massive and the city to come

Jungle pirate radio in 1990s London

In the 1990s Britain was under Thatcherite continuity rule. But radio waves were appearing that carried fragments of the future: weekend broadcasts of a new kind of music – Jungle – were being illegally beamed across the city from improvised studios in empty flats, via aerials on tower block rooftops.

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