MALA VS THE JOHN PEEL ARCHIVES

Mala vs the John Peel archives
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MALA VS THE JOHN PEEL ARCHIVES



Written by Oscar Henson
19 Friday 19th December 2014

Watch as Mala DMZ unearths the history of soundsystem music from John Peel's wonderfully eclectic record collection. 

In a new online video series commissioned by the Space, six musicians have  been asked to compile a record box drawing from the insane collection left behind by the late, great BBC Radio presenter, John Peel. The second in the series sees the Digital Mystikz legend drawing out classics from the history of soundsystem music, tracing the steps from reggae to jungle to dubstep - from Augustus Pablo to Moving Shadow to Big Apple. 

John Peel was an early supporter of the proto-dubstep sound of the early noughties, with early records by Mala, Coki, Skream and Benga finding their way into his sets on BBC radio. 

Check the video here.

 

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